- Chemists Report Important Step Toward Building Molecular Computers
A team of UCLA and California Institute of Technology chemists reports in the Jan. 25 issue of the journal Nature the successful demonstration of a large-scale, "ultra-dense" memory device that stores information using reconfigurable molecular s ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 25 2007 - 6:03pm
- The First Molecular Keypad Lock
How can defense or intelligence agencies safeguard the security of top-secret data protected by a computation device the size of a single molecule? With cryptography approaching that sobering new era, scientists in Israel are reporting development of what ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 9:50am
- Electrons Travel Through Proteins Like Urban Commuters
For Duke University theoretical chemist David Beratan, the results of his 15 years of studying how electrons make their way through some important protein molecules can be summed up with an analogy: how do big city dwellers get from here to there? It' ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2007 - 11:03pm
- Compounds Show Significant Promise Against Potential Bioweapon Toxins
Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute and the University of Wisconsin have identified two small molecules with promising activity against neurotoxins produced by the Clostridium botulinum, a compound so deadly it has been labeled one of the six hig ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 12:11am
- Microfluidic Bubbles Can Act Like An IC: Lab On A Chip!
In work that could dramatically boost the capabilities of "lab on a chip" devices, MIT researchers have created a way to use tiny bubbles to mimic the capabilities of a computer. The team, based at MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, reports t ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2007 - 10:53pm
- Want Better Nanotech? Go Green, Says Oregon Prof
The safest possible future for advancing nanotechnology in a sustainable world can be reached by using green chemistry, says James E. Hutchison, a professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon. “Around the world, there is a growing urgency about nanot ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 21 2007 - 12:56am
- How Computational Chemistry Saved The Environment
The chemical bond between carbon and fluorine is one of the strongest in nature, and has been both a blessing and a curse in the complex history of fluorocarbons. ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 6 2007 - 12:50am
- Chemistry Open Access Searching In Google
The way people search for and find chemistry information is always in flux. Right now, Open Access is a hot topic (e.g. Open Source Archivangelism post) and it is interesting to see how those seeking OA sources are connecting with those who choose to shar ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- NPR Interview On Open Notebook Science
Last week I had the pleasure of getting interviewed by Janet Babin at the WHYY studio in Philly. Janet is putting together a piece on Open Notebook/Open Source Science for her Marketplace series on NPR. It was encouraging to see how much interest is being ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - May 15 2010 - 10:11am
- Fishing For Organic Chemists
I realize that the audience for this blog tends to be more broad based than on UsefulChem but once in a while I'll throw in an organic chemistry puzzle to see if there are any organic chemists out there lurking. Ever since we isolated our Ugi products ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Mar 27 2007 - 10:02pm