One of this year's Nobel Prize laureates says learning how to handle failure is key to becoming a successful scientist. James Rothman, who shared the medicine prize with Randy Schekman and Thomas Sudhof, said Friday that doing scientific research almost always means not getting the desired result.
Nine scientists are being honored as SLAS Innovation Award finalists, but only one will receive...
Accelrys BioRails 4.5 and Accelrys Morphit 3.0 are designed to accelerate assay pipelines,...
The Pittcon Organizing Committee has recently announced the topics for Conferee Networking during Pittcon 2014, which will be in Chicago, Illinois, McCormick Place, March 2 to 6, 2014. Conferee Networking sessions are free to all registered attendees and provide an informal venue for a small group of participants to openly discuss topics of mutual interest or solve problems specific to certain instrumentation or procedures.
Three U.S.-based scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry on October 9, 1013, for developing powerful computer models that any researcher can use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs. Research in the 1970s by Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel has led to programs that unveil chemical processes such as how exhaust fumes are purified or how photosynthesis takes place in green leaves
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- At first glance, Mars' clouds might easily be mistaken for those on Earth: Images of the Martian sky, taken by NASA's Opportunity rover, depict gauzy, high-altitude wisps, similar to our cirrus clouds. Given what scientists know about the Red Planet's atmosphere, these clouds likely consist of either carbon dioxide or water-based ice crystals.
To gain complete control over chemical reactions is one of the main goals of chemists around the world. Scientists at the University of Basel and the Center of Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg were able to for the first time successfully sort out single forms of molecules with electric fields and have them react specifically. Analysis of the reaction rates showed a relation between the...
The Pittcon Organizing Committee has announces the course listing for the 2014 Short Course program which runs March 1 through March 6, 2014. Short Courses are taught by industry experts; range from half-day up to two-day classes; and include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level curricula.
The ACD/ChemAnalytical Workbook application on the ACD/Spectrus Platform provides an all-in-one experiment, workflow and data management tool for scientists that use multiple analytical techniques in a problem-solving capacity, in industries including coatings, lubricants, fragrances, forensics, petrochemicals, food and formulated healthcare products.
Sandia National Laboratories scientists are thinking small, building on decades of sensor work to invent tiny detectors that can sniff out everything from explosives and biotoxins to smuggled humans. Their potential seems unlimited. The military needs to find low concentrations of chemicals, such as those used in roadside bombs or chemical warfare agents
New findings from an archaeological excavation led last winter by Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef of Tel Aviv University's Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures is believed to offer proof that copper mines in Israel, thought to have been built by the ancient Egyptians in the 13th century BCE, actually originated three centuries later during the reign of the legendary King Solomon.
Spider venoms are usually toxic when injected into prey, but a new protein discovered in the venom of Australian tarantulas can also kill prey insects that consume the venom orally. The protein is strongly insecticidal to the cotton bollworm, an important agricultural pest, according to research published in the open access journal PLOS ONE.
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to apply a "foundational reaction" of organic chemistry to a stubborn class of chemicals, in a transformation that has been thought impossible for a century. The classic SN2 reaction has enabled chemists to build and modify many pharmaceuticals as well as other useful organic molecules.
ACD/ChemAnalytical Workbook software application provides an all-in-one experiment, workflow and data management tool for scientists that use multiple analytical techniques in a problem-solving capacity.
A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist's attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced the real thing Monday, making it the first full-size canvas by the tortured Dutch artist to be discovered since 1928.
Accelrys, a provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, announced that it has acquired ChemSW, an Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) compliance solutions provider. This acquisition furthers Accelrys' scientific innovation lifecycle management strategy by providing solutions for managing and tracking the source, use and disposal of chemicals along the entire lab-to-plant value chain.
Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors. However, the cost and the physical limitations of the material these conductors are usually made of are hampering progress toward flexible touchscreen devices.
University of Arizona researchers led a team that has discovered that venom of spiders in the genus Loxosceles, which contains about 100 spider species including the brown recluse, produces a different chemical product in the human body than scientists believed. The finding has implications for understanding how these spider bites affect humans and development of possible treatments for the...
New evidence has emerged which supports the long-debated theory that life on Earth may have started on Mars. Professor Steven Benner told geochemists that an oxidized mineral form of the element molybdenum, which may have been crucial to the origin of life, could only have been available on the surface of Mars and not on Earth.
A plastic material already used in absorbable surgical sutures and other medical devices shows promise for continuous administration of antibiotics to patients with brain infections, scientists are reporting in a new study. Use of the material, placed directly on the brain’s surface, could reduce the need for weeks of costly hospital stays
Remember the periodic table from chemistry class in school? Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have presented fresh evidence that confirms the existence of a previously unknown chemical element. The new, super-heavy element has yet to be named.
The Conferee Networking committee is pleased to announce its annual Call for Topics for Conferee Networking sessions, which will take place during Pittcon 2014 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, March 2 to 6, 2014. These two-hour sessions provide a unique networking opportunity for attendees with similar interests to meet and resolve problems, discuss new techniques, or brainstorm new ideas in an informal setting.
ChemDraw and Chem3D apps feature Flick-to-Share technology, a sharing tool that allows scientists to share critical information in real-time both in and out of the laboratory. ChemDraw is a standard drawing tool, and Chem3D is a 3-D molecular viewer that allows users to download 3-D structures of many types and display them with versatility.
Schrödinger and DeltaSoft jointly announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow Schrödinger to enhance its current Enterprise Informatics offerings with DeltaSoft's flagship product ChemCart and associated tool base.
At the end of the last Ice Age, as the world began to warm, a swath of the North Pacific Ocean came to life. During a brief pulse of biological productivity 14,000 years ago, this stretch of the sea teemed with phytoplankton, amoeba-like foraminifera and other tiny creatures, who thrived in large numbers until the productivity ended—as mysteriously as it began—just a few hundred years later.
The pursuit that obsessed some of the world's greatest geniuses for centuries — alchemy and its quest for the “Philosopher’s Stone” that would transform lead and other base metals into gold — is the topic of a new episode in the American Chemical Society Bytesize Science video series.
A breakthrough in our understanding of the properties of titania (titanium dioxide) - the basis of self-cleaning window technology - has been made by scientists at UCL, uncovering a decades old misunderstanding that has clouded our knowledge of how mixed phase 1 titania catalysts operate.
The experimental work, which was performed at the German Electron Synchrotron Facility (DESY) in Hamburg, involved levitating hot metal droplets and observing them as they cooled by irradiating them with x-rays from one of the world's strongest x-ray sources. The research work is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the results have just been published in 'Nature Communications'.
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