ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: January 21, 2015
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: January 21, 2015
News Items in This Edition
In a novel twist in cybersecurity, scientists have developed a self-cleaning, self-powered smart keyboard that can identify computer users by the way they type. The device, reported in the journal ACS Nano, could help prevent unauthorized users from gaining...
In their decades-long search for vaccines against drugs of abuse, scientists have hit upon a new approach to annul cocaine’s addictive buzz. They report in the ACS journal Molecular Pharmaceutics that their strategy, which they tested on mice, harnesses a...
Many health advocates advise people to eat an orange and drink water rather than opt for a serving of sugary juice. But in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that the picture is not clear-cut. Although juice is indeed high in sugar...
The U.S. continues to look at the use and regulation of phthalates, which have been associated with health problems. Of particular concern is the safety of these plastic additives to children. A new study aims to improve our understanding of one possible...
With Republicans now at the helm, Congress is gearing up to pursue a legislative agenda with potentially profound implications for science and how it informs policies on the environment, energy, health and agriculture. Chemical & Engineering News, the...
Ebola Resources for Reporters
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ACS Experts: Chemistry Sources for Reporters
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ACS Editors' Choice
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ACS National Meeting News
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Press releases: www.eurekalert.org/acsmeet.php
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Toolkits on Global Challenges/Research Funding
Journalists covering some of the great global challenges of the 21st century and federal funding of research and development (R&D) can find videos and scores of other resources in websites that the American Chemical Society has prepared on those topics.
ACS Press Release Archive
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ACS Video of the Month
Do carrots help you see better? - by Reactions
You heard it from your mom over and over again. "Eat your carrots. They'll help you see better!" So is it true? ACS Reactions teamed up with chemist Chad Jones, host of the Collapsed Wavefunction podcast, to crack the carrot case wide open. Check out the video to find out more.
C&EN Video Spotlight
What is tinsel made of?
How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Today it's mostly made of plastic. But did you know tinsel used to contain chemical elements like lead, aluminum and copper? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this Speaking of Chemistry holiday episode.
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