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Chemistry Using data collected from around the world on illicit drugs, researchers trained AI to come up with new drugs that hadn't been created yet, but that would fit the parameters. It came up with 8.9 million different chemical designs

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Chemistry Plastic made from DNA is renewable, requires little energy to make and is easy to recycle or break down. A plastic made from DNA and vegetable oil may be the most sustainable plastic developed yet and could be used in packaging and electronic devices.

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Chemistry French researchers published a paper in Nature demonstrating a new kind of ion thruster that uses solid iodine instead of gaseous xenon as propellant, opening the way to cheaper, better spacecraft.

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Chemistry New class of compounds discovered in cannabis that generate its skunk-like scent are chemically similar to those in Garlic

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Chemistry Newly identified sulfur compounds in cannabis flowers give the plant its telltale funky odor

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Chemistry This new biodegradable glitter is made entirely from plants | "nanocrystal self-assembly process" creates sparkly colors

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r/science Oct 15 '21

Chemistry Liquid gallium shown to break down CO₂ into carbonaceous solid products and O₂ at near room temperature

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r/science 1d ago

Chemistry New theory on the origin of life: Self reproducing and chemically active lipid nanoparticles may have served as the basis for the first proto-lifeforms on Earth. Supported by experimental evidence and computational modelling

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r/science 9d ago

Chemistry Researchers have visualized, for the first time, why perovskites—materials which could replace silicon in next-gen solar cells—are seemingly so tolerant of defects in their structure. This will allow researchers to further refine how perovskite solar cells are made in order to maximize efficiency.

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r/science 5d ago

Chemistry How sugar-loving microbes could help power future cars. An article published in Nature Chemistry describes a dual-mode catalytic process that can turn glucose into olefins – a type of hydrocarbon, and one of several types of molecules that make up gasoline.

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r/science 18d ago

Chemistry Scientists reported to have identified two deep-sea microbe groups that produce amorphous carbon, a kind of elemental carbon. This is the first report of amorphous carbon being produced by any organism on Earth.

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Chemistry Scientists develop ‘cheap and easy’ method to extract lithium from seawater

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Chemistry Study suggests that a new and instant water-purification technology is "millions of times" more efficient at killing germs than existing methods, and can also be produced on-site

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r/science Oct 06 '21 Helpful

Chemistry Catalysts found to convert carbon dioxide to fuel

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r/science 2d ago

Chemistry An analysis of lead paint in dutch paintings, including some by rembrandt, help trace the history of the country, including supply chains during times of war.

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r/science Sep 12 '21 Helpful

Chemistry Glucose additive makes lithium-sulfur batteries with an energy density of up to 5x that of conventional lithium-ion batteries viable

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r/science Oct 20 '21

Chemistry Recycled lithium ion battery cathodes show enhanced performance compared to new state-of-the-art batteries

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r/science Oct 29 '21

Chemistry Scientists identify a new form of water: a black ‘superionic ice’ that could exist deep inside planets

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r/science Oct 29 '21

Chemistry Cracking the code of unbreakable phone screens. Perovskite breakthrough could make tougher phone screens and more efficient solar panels. The material is super sensitive to almost everything. Researchers have overcome this sensitivity by figuring a way to encase lead-halide perovskites in glass.

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r/science 6d ago

Chemistry Development of a Low-Cost and Versatile Gas Chromatography System for Teaching Analytical Chemistry

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r/science Nov 04 '21

Chemistry A paper in Nature reports a pilot system for the generation of fuel from sunlight and air, which is shown to operate under field conditions.

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r/science 28d ago

Chemistry Carbon Dating Just Revealed The ‘Oldest’ British Skull To Be Much Younger — And Possibly A Hoax

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Chemistry Scientists have created a catalyst containing nickel and iron that can degrade the main waste product from urine to generate electricity and harmless by-products.

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r/science Oct 11 '21

Chemistry 2,050-year-old Roman tomb offers insights on ancient concrete resilience: New research on ancient Roman concrete inspires durable and sustainable modern constructions.

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r/science 4d ago

Chemistry A Single, Oxygen-Driven Step to Separate Plants into the Ingredients for Biofuels and Chemicals

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