Chemistry

Yale Scientists Discover Footprints Of Shared Protons

This week in Science, Yale researchers present “roadmaps” showing that shared protons, a common loose link between two biological molecules, simply vibrate between the molecules as a local oscillator, rather than intimately entangling with the molecular v ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2007 - 11:34pm

Researchers Use Smallest Pipette To Reveal Freezing 'dance' Of Nanoscale Drops

Using what is thought to be the world’s smallest pipette, two researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown that tiny droplets of liquid metal freeze much differently than their larger counterparts. This study, f ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2007 - 2:25pm

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Breakthrough- Use Organic Materials For Storage Instead Of Metal

Use of hydrogen as fuel for vehicles is currently stunted because it is difficult to store in a cost-effective and convenient way. Using metal is too expensive and leads to environmental issues. Chemists at UC Riverside now offer a possible solution. A cl ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2007 - 1:49pm

NCI- UsefulChem Open Science Link

Earlier this week, I was contacted by Daniel Zaharevitz, Chief of the Information Technology Branch of the Developmental Therapeutics Program at the National Cancer Institute. He is also involved with the NIH Roadmap Molecular Libraries Initiative. We had ...

Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Apr 22 2007 - 3:37pm

Quantum Effects In Photosynthesis- Think Outside The Bun

When it comes to studying energy transfer in photosynthesis, it's good to think "outside the bun." That's what Robert Blankenship, Ph.D., professor of biology and chemistry in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, d ...

Article - News Staff - May 2 2007 - 11:45am

How Liquid CO2 Helps Form Diamond-bearing Kimberlites

Freeze-dried ice cream looks like the original product, and even tastes pretty good, but "drying" ice cream at room temperature would leave a sour-smelling, sloppy mess. Similarly, diamonds ejected from deep in the Earth can survive the journey i ...

Article - News Staff - May 2 2007 - 12:53pm

Chemistry On Drexel Island

Based on a suggestion by Beth and a rapid implementation by Eloise, the terrain of Drexel Island on Second Life is now shaped like the Drexel dragon mascot. That makes it pretty convenient to specify where things are located. I started with the dragon' ...

Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - May 10 2007 - 8:11am

New Approach To Testing Surface Adhesion

With a nod to one of nature's best surface chemists—an obscure desert beetle—polymer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have devised a convenient way to construct test surfaces with a variable affinity for water, s ...

Article - News Staff - May 15 2007 - 12:01pm

Organic Chemistry Lectures On Second Life

We met with the librarians today and Beth gave them movie screens that play on Second Life. I also got to put a few of my lectures from CHEM241, introductory organic chemistry in the chemistry area. Since I already have a blog used for vodcasting with file ...

Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - May 15 2007 - 2:23pm

What Came Before The Things That Came Before Life As We Know It?

Before life emerged on earth, either a primitive kind of metabolism or an RNA-like duplicating machinery must have set the stage – so experts believe. But what preceded these pre-life steps? A pair of UCSF scientists has developed a model explaining how si ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 8 2007 - 1:37pm