Robotic scientists will 'speed up discovery'

Robotic scientists could speed up scientific discovery, while human scientists work from home, developers say.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
July 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  robotics  chemistry

What is methamphetamine or 'crystal meth'?

A history of the drug crystal meth.

Simon Cotton, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Birmingham • conversation
June 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  chemistry  methamphetamines  crystal-meth

To make STEM more diverse, change general chemistry?

STEM students from underrepresented groups consistently get lower grades in intro chemistry courses, research finds. That gap has major consequences.

James Urton-Washington • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: education chemistry stem society-and-culture college-students race-and-ethnicity

‘Artificial Chemist’ learns to make best quantum dots in minutes

"Artificial Chemist is a truly autonomous system that can intelligently navigate through the chemical universe."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning chemistry artificial-intelligence quantum-dots nanotechnology material-science science-and-technology

What is tear gas?

The chemical weapon, tear gas, was used in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Orlando and several other cities to control crowds protesting the death of George Floyd. But what is it? Does it cause harm?

Janice Chambers, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine; Director, Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Mississippi State University • conversation
June 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  chemistry  george-floyd  crowd-control  chemical-weapons-convention

New technology enables fast protein synthesis

Automated tabletop machine could accelerate the development of novel drugs to treat cancer and other diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: chemistry medicine research drug-development proteins school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

Antibody designed to recognise pathogens of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have found a way to design an antibody that can identify the toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells – a potential advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease chemistry neuroscience dementia

Study unveils details of how a widely used catalyst splits water

“Gold standard” material for generating oxygen from water divulges its molecular mechanisms.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: chemistry research school-of-engineering research-laboratory-of-electronics materials-science-and-engineering dmse mit-energy-initiative energy-storage

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