/ Jun 9, 2017

Key ingredient of life found circling infant stars

Two teams of astronomers said Thursday they have for the first time detected a key chemical building block of life swirling around infant stars that resemble our sun before its planets formed. The molecule, methyl isocyanate, "plays an essential role in the formation of proteins, ...

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for tiny molecular machines

/ Oct 5, 2016

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for tiny molecular machines

Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born J. Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard Feringa on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing molecular machines. The laureates share the prize of 8 million kronor ($930,000) for the "design and synthesis" of molecules with controllable movements, which ...

Sep 2, 2016

New plastic clothing material could keep people cool

American researchers have created a low-cost textile made of a plastic base that could cool the body when woven into clothing. The engineers suggested in the U.S. journal Science that the textile could become a way to keep people living in hot climates cool without ...