ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: November 04, 2015
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: November 4, 2015
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Movies such as 1987’s “Predator,” in which an alien who sees in the infrared hunts down Arnold Schwarzenegger and his team, introduced a generation of sci-fi fans to thermal imaging. Since then, heat-sensing devices have found many...
Wintry weather means hats and scarves for some mammals, and hibernation for others. Hibernation dramatically lowers body temperatures, heart rates and oxygen consumption — things that would be fatal to other animals...
Wind and solar energy projects are growing at a respectable clip. But storing electric power for days when the air is still or when the sun goes down remains a challenge, largely due to cost. Now researchers are developing a new battery...
Mussels, oysters, scallops and clams might be ingredients for fine cuisine, but they can also be a recipe for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP). That's a gastrointestinal illness people can get if those tasty morsels contain marine...
About $5 billion worth of unused prescription drugs get flushed down toilets, tossed in the trash or left in medicine cabinets across the U.S. each year. These practices can contribute to a host of problems, including water pollution...
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From Truth Serum to Anesthesia: The Discovery and Uses of Sodium Thiopental
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Sodium thiopental, sometimes called by its trademarks Sodium Pentothal or Trapanal, has had varied uses from truth serum to lethal injections. However, it's most commonly known as a general anesthetic. Join Michael Matson in this ACS Webinar as he shares how this sulfur-containing barbiturate could be administered intravenously at a time when the majority of anesthesia in America was required to be inhaled.
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