Science Elements

Science news podcasts from the American Chemical Society

A weekly digest of cutting edge research from the American Chemical Society

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Episode 631 - April 28, 2016

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Smart synthetic skins could make human-like robots even more realistic

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Robots could ‘touchy’ with self-powered smart skin

Episode 630 - April 27, 2016

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Researchers try to crack open what causes cashew allergies

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Purified cashews proteins offer insights into allergic reactions

Episode 629 - April 25, 2016

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Batteries get a charge from bacteria

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So long lithium, hello bacteria batteries?

Episode 628 - April 21, 2016

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Vaccine dampens nicotine’s effects in laboratory mice

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Nicotine vaccine delays the drug’s effects in mice

Episode 627 - April 20, 2016

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Newly developed blood test could detect cancer, other diseases earlier

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Scientists seek to improve early detection of cancer, other diseases earlier.

Episode 626 - April 18, 2016

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Scientists seek to create LCD screens with more vivid colors

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Aluminum nanoparticles could improve electronic displays

Episode 625 - April 14, 2016

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Doodles disclose much about Darwin’s home life

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Newly discovered Darwin doodles disclose human side of great scientist

Episode 624 - April 13, 2016

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Engineered tissue could lead to better drug testing, liver disease treatments

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Lab scientists close in on ways to make liver tissue for drug screening, transplants

Episode 623 - April 11, 2016

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Batteries in electric cars could lead to unforeseen environmental problems

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Electric-car battery materials could harm key soil bacteria

Episode 622 - April 07, 2016

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Spongy graft material could expand possibilities in spinal replacement surgery

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Spongy material helps repair the spine

Episode 621 - April 06, 2016

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Cellular ‘backpacks’ could precisely deliver drugs while minimizing side effects

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Cellular ‘backpacks’ could treat disease while minimizing side effects

Episode 620 - April 04, 2016

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3-D printing could help restore appearance of ears, noses

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3-D printing could one day help fix damaged cartilage in knees, noses and ears

Episode 619 - March 31, 2016

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New technique could help analyze lipstick smears found at crime scenes

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New forensic technique could identify specific lipstick brands found at crime scenes

Episode 618 - March 30, 2016

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Adding eggshell fragments could strengthen bioplastics

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Eggshell nanoparticles could lead to expanded use of bioplastic in packaging materials

Episode 617 - March 28, 2016

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Researchers seek to more accurately measure active ingredients in marijuana munchies

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New technique could more accurately measure dosages in marijuana munchies

Episode 616 - March 10, 2016

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‘Molecular food engineering' gives popular cheese a boost

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What gives Parmesan cheese its unique taste?

Episode 615 - March 09, 2016

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Too much salt linked to potential liver damage

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Too much salt could potentially contribute to liver damage

Episode 614 - March 07, 2016

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Hope sprouts for purifying water using artificial leaf

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Leaf-mimicking device harnesses light to purify water

Episode 613 - March 03, 2016

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Scientist crystalizes his vision in monumental structure

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Scientist builds world’s largest model of a crystal structure

Episode 612 - March 02, 2016

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Salad dressing ingredient could help relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis

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Vinegar could potentially help treat ulcerative colitis

Episode 611 - February 29, 2016

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Squid inspires scientists to develop new, non-toxic printer ink

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Scientists create color printer that uses eco-friendly ink inspired by nature

Episode 610 - February 25, 2016

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What went wrong in Flint? The chemistry behind the city’s water crisis explained

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Scientists investigate how lead contaminated Flint’s tap water

Episode 609 - February 24, 2016

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Taming ‘punchy’ proteins could lead to better ways to deliver drugs in the body

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Punchy proteins could help advance drug delivery

Episode 608 - February 22, 2016

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Scientists suggest out-of-this-world explanation for life’s building blocks

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Scientists explore how life’s building blocks may have formed in outer space

Episode 607 - February 18, 2016

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Scientists create ‘greener’ wrinkle-free fabric

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New process produces ‘greener’ wrinkle resistant cotton fabric

Episode 606 - February 17, 2016

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Cheap, easy-to-use test to quickly detect TB in developing countries

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Devising an inexpensive, quick TB test for developing regions

Episode 605 - February 15, 2016

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New self-cleaning solar panels harvest light from almost any direction

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New solar cells designed to face almost any direction can clean themselves

Episode 604 - February 11 2016

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Light-activated nanoparticle drug delivery system could reduce side effects

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Using light for targeted drug delivery could help fight tumors, infections

Episode 603 - February 10 2016

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New technique could help roads de-ice themselves

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Could roads of the future de-ice themselves?

Episode 602 - February 08 2016

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Changing ocean conditions could disrupt pearl production

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Ocean acidification and warming could affect the culturing of pearls

Episode 601 - February 04 2016

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Scientists help wine vintners cope with a finicky grape

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Scientists seek to improve consistency of Pinot Noir

Episode 600 - February 03 2016

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Exotic fruit, gut bacteria combination could lead to new ways to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s

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Gut bacteria make pomegranate metabolites that may protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Episode 599 - February 01 2016

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New technique could help detect explosives faster.

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Scientists close in on better way to sniff out explosives

Episode 598 – January 28, 2016

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“Red tides” can stir up trouble in household fish tanks

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Toxins related to ‘red tides’ found in home aquariums

Episode 597 – January 27, 2016

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3D printer parts potentially could harm fish and other aquatic life

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3-D printed parts from some commercial devices toxic to zebrafish embryos

Episode 596 – January 25, 2016

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Tiny pollutants found in commonly used seasoning

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Microplastics found in commercial sea salt samples purchased in China

Episode 595 – January 21, 2016

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New test could help clamp down on drug doping in racehorses

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Rooting out doping on racehorses

Episode 594 – January 20, 2016

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‘Motorized’ sperm could increase chances of conception

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‘Spermbots’ could help women trying to conceive

Episode 593 – January 19, 2016

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Fish-flavored cat food linked to feline hyperthyroidism

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Fish-flavored cat food could contribute to feline hyperthyroidism

Episode 592 – January 14, 2016

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Scientists, wine vintners go out on the limb to make a better grape

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Figuring out how to make tastier wines using fewer pesticides

Episode 591 – January 13, 2016

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Researchers identify compounds in coffee that could help prevent type-2 diabetes

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Scientists find compounds in coffee that could help prevent type-2 diabetes

Episode 590 – January 11, 2016

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Clothing resistant to chemical weapons moves a step closer to reality

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A step toward clothing that guards against chemical warfare agents

Episode 589 – January 07, 2016

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Common drug, cosmetics additive detected in marine animals

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Common cosmetic preservative found in dolphins, other marine animals

Episode 588 – January 06, 2016

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New, low-cost test could help detect hepatitis B, other conditions

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Low-cost, paper-based test could detect hepatitis B, male infertility

Episode 587 – January 04, 2016

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Scientists dive into an oil and gas controversy

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How much water do U.S. fracking operations really use?



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