ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: May 07, 2014

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Energy device for flexible electronics packs a lot of power

While flexible gadgets such as “electronic skin” and roll-up touch screens are moving ever closer to reality, their would-be power sources are either too wimpy or too stiff. But that’s changing fast. Scientists have developed a new device that’s far thinner...


Scientists link honeybees’ changing roles throughout their lives to brain chemistry

Scientists have been linking an increasing range of behaviors and inclinations from monogamy to addiction to animals’, including humans’, underlying biology. To that growing list, they’re adding division of labor — at least in killer bees. A report...


Matching the expertise of perfumers to create new scents

From jasmine to sandalwood, the alluring scents of the most luxurious perfumes might seem more art than science, but a new way to analyze them breaks from the tradition of relying only on experts’ sense of smell to blend fragrances. Scientists...


Toward a faster, more accurate way to diagnose stroke

When someone suffers from a stroke, a silent countdown begins. A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. So scientists are working on a new blood test that one day could rapidly confirm whether someone...


Blogosphere exerts new consumer influence on food industry

Earlier this year, bloggers scored a high-profile victory in their campaign against a common bread ingredient — also used in yoga mats and other plastics — when Subway announced it was dropping the substance from its dough recipe. The case...


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Toolkits on Global Challenges/Research Funding

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ACS Press Release Archive

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ACS Video of the Month

Inside the Game of Thrones Poison

Game of Thrones gave us a shock with the Purple Wedding and now everyone is asking: "Who poisoned King Joffrey?" While the search for the killer continues, the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video focuses on the science of the poison.

Youtube ID: 6UNEpRXcxM4


C&EN Video Spotlight

A Voice for the Small Chemical Producer

A nascent organization emerges as the voice on Capitol Hill for small chemical producers who have felt their interests diverge from the dominant, well-established industry group — and is scoring some notable successes.

Youtube ID: 2D6CA2_pLPA

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