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How Cancer Cells Spread and Squeeze Through Tiny Blood Vessels

(ACS) – The spread of cancer from a tumor’s original location to other parts of the body can play a major role in whether the disease turns deadly. Many steps

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Portable Test Rapidly Detects Zika in Saliva for $2

(ACS) – Anxiety over the Zika virus is growing as the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro approach. To better diagnose and track the disease, scientists are now reporting in

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The World’s Most Delicious Chemical Reaction

(ACS) – WASHINGTON, June 21, 2016 — Why does fresh, hot toast have a more complex flavor than plain bread? Why does cooking raw food in general result in mouthwatering

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Loofah-Based Material Could Give Lithium Batteries a Boost

(ACS) – Today’s mobile lifestyle depends on rechargeable lithium batteries. But to take these storage devices to the next level — to shore up the electric grid or for widespread

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Making Vinyl Records Even Groovier

(ACS) – Audiophiles have reason to celebrate. Vinyl records are experiencing a comeback, and scientists are working to make their sound quality even better. An article in Chemical & Engineering

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Using Espresso Machines to do Chemistry

(ACS) – Many chemists are familiar with taking trips to the espresso machine while running late-night experiments, but until now these excursions were merely undertaken for the caffeine boost. A

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Harnessing Solar and Wind Energy in One Device Could Power the ‘Internet of Things’

(ACS) – The “Internet of Things” could make cities “smarter” by connecting an extensive network of tiny communications devices to make life more efficient. But all these machines will require

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DNA ‘Scrunching’ Could be New Target for Antiviral Drugs

(ACS) – Vaccines have saved countless lives since their first use more than 200 years ago. But treatments for infections once they take hold can be hard to come by.

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The Pond Scum That Can Kill

(ACS) – WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 — You’ve probably seen that pesky greenish stuff floating on lakes and ponds. Usually this pond “scum” is just a nuisance. But sometimes it

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Ensuring the Future Affordability of Wind Turbines, Computers and Electric Cars

(ACS) – Technologies from wind turbines to electric vehicles rely on critical materials called rare-earth elements. These elements, though often abundant, can be difficult and increasingly costly to come by.

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