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Livermore and Russian scientists propose new names for elements 114 and 116

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) today recommended new proposed names for elements 114 and 116, the latest heavy elements to be added to the periodic table…



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Artificial leaf could debut new era of 'fast-food energy'

Technology for making an 'artificial leaf' holds the potential for opening an era of 'fast-food energy,' in which people…

Graphene lights up with new possibilities

The future brightened for organic chemistry when researchers at Rice University found a highly controllable way to attach…

Scientists develop brand new class of small molecules through innovative chemistry

Inspired by natural products, scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have created a new class…

New 'smart' material could help tap medical potential of tissue-penetrating light

Scientists are reporting development and successful initial testing of the first practical 'smart' material that may supply…

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A study co-authored by Georgia Tech School of Chemistry and Biochemistry professor Nicholas Hud (right) and graduate student Ragan Buckley found that RNA bases may have been easier to form prebiotically than previously thought - suggesting that starting life on Earth might not have been so difficult after all, (c) Georgia Tech Photo: Gary MeekStudy shows adding UV light helps form 'Missing G' of RNA building blocks

For scientists attempting to understand how the building blocks of RNA originated on Earth, guanine - the G in the four-letter…

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