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PFASs from ski wax bioaccumulate at Nordic resort

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have found that certain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) found in ski wax bioaccumulate and biomagnify in the food chain at a Nordic skiing area.
1-Nov-2019 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Combatting air pollution with nature

Technologies to mitigate pollution have become widespread in recent years, but scientists are now exploring a new, pared-down approach: using nature to restore ecological balance. They report their findings in ACS’ Environmental Science &...
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Upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into lubricant oils

Researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have developed a catalyst that can transform polyethylene –– the type of plastic used to make grocery bags –– into high-quality liquid products, such as motor oils and waxes.
18-Oct-2019 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sunlight degrades polystyrene much faster than expected

Polystyrene persists in the environment for millennia, according to some international governmental agencies. But now researchers have challenged this common assumption with the finding that sunlight can break down polystyrene over a much shorter...
7-Oct-2019 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cleaning with Bleach Could Create Indoor Air Pollutants

Researchers have discovered that bleach fumes, in combination with light and a citrus compound found in many household products, can form airborne particles that might be harmful when inhaled by pets or people.
27-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smartphone-Based Device for Detecting Norovirus, the ‘Cruise Ship’ Microbe (Video)

Made infamous by outbreaks on cruise ships, norovirus can really ruin a vacation, causing severe vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. But the highly infectious virus can also strike closer to home, with water- and foodborne outbreaks occurring in...
20-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Unraveling the History and Science Behind Ancient Decorative Metal Threads

When it comes to historical fashion, nothing stands out more than an item woven with shiny metal threads. These threads have been woven into textiles since ancient times and have been used by cultures around the world.
20-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nanoparticles Could Someday Give Humans Built-in Night Vision

Movies featuring heroes with superpowers, such as flight, X-ray vision or extraordinary strength, are all the rage.
20-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Ingredients Keep Us Screaming for Ice Cream

Scientists in Wisconsin have discovered an ingredient that prevents the formation of ice crystals that can spoil the smooth, silky texture of ice cream and other frozen foods. The substance, which acts like an antifreeze, is non-toxic and doesn't...
13-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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