Imaging tech captures molecule ‘wobble’ in 3D

Called CHIDO, Mexican slang for "cool," the new technology takes imaging single molecules into the third dimension.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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Cracking the case of the missing molecules

When scientists moved from manipulating atoms to messing with molecules, molecules started to disappear from view. Professor Kang-Kuen Ni has figured out why.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

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Harvard technology to be commercialized by Vesigen Therapeutics

The startup company Vesigen will develop and commercialize the drug-delivery technology created in the lab of Harvard Chan School Professor Quan Lu.

Caroline Perry • harvard
July 22, 2020 ~10 min

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What is the slowest thing on Earth?

Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.

Katie McCormick, Postdoctoral Scholar of Physics, University of Washington • conversation
June 22, 2020 ~6 min

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Cosmic rays may be behind life’s mirrored molecules

Radiation from space may have left a mark on early life, researchers say. It could explain chirality, or why molecules have left- and right-handed versions.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
June 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Blue dye from red beets – chemists devise a new pigment option

A simple chemical reaction turns the red pigment of beets into a new, nontoxic blue dye.

Erick Leite Bastos, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Universidade de São Paulo • conversation
April 3, 2020 ~5 min

 chemistry  science  light  molecules  antioxidants  invention  mushrooms  pigment  blue  feathers  fair-use  dyes  colors  hair-dye

Blue dye from red beets – chemists devise a safer new pigment option

A simple chemical reaction turns the red pigment of beets into a new, nontoxic blue dye.

Erick Leite Bastos, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Universidade de São Paulo • conversation
April 3, 2020 ~5 min

 chemistry  science  light  molecules  antioxidants  invention  mushrooms  pigment  blue  feathers  fair-use  dyes  colors  hair-dye

Blue dye from red beets

Chemists have turned the red pigment of beets into a new, nontoxic blue pigment.

Erick Leite Bastos, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Universidade de São Paulo • conversation
April 3, 2020 ~5 min

 chemistry  science  light  molecules  antioxidants  invention  mushrooms  pigment  blue  feathers  fair-use  dyes  colors  hair-dye

Lab-made molecules store image of Picasso drawing

Researchers have stored and retrieved image data from mixtures containing molecules they made in the lab. It's a step forward for molecular data storage.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Feb. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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