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Press registration opens for ACS’s spring 2020 national meeting in Philadelphia

(American Chemical Society) Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring 2020 National Meeting & Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year. The meeting will be held March 22-26, 2020, in Philadelphia.

From coffee beans to car parts: How Ford and McDonald's are teaming up for sustainable solutions

Collaboration builds on their commitments to environmental stewardship. Coffee beans and car parts may not seem like a natural fit, but when two companies are both striving for sustainability in every aspect of their business, a bit of magic can…

Why copper is so good at killing super bugs (and regular bacteria, too)

Copper’s health benefits have been known for ages — literally. One of the oldest medical books in the world, the 5,000-year-old Smith Papyrus, details how copper was used in ancient Egypt to sterilize both water and directly treat injuries. Thousands…

Young designer creates plastic alternative from fish waste and algae

It hopefully will be used to wrap sandwiches or carry baked goods instead of the cling wraps and plastics now on the market. The winning design for this year’s international James Dyson Award is a plastic alternative made out of…

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Researchers design an improved pathway to carbon-neutral plastics

Researchers have designed a new and improved system for efficiently converting CO2, water, and renewable energy into ethylene — the precursor to a wide range of plastic products — under neutral conditions.

This coyote almost died because humans can't pick up after themselves

No one knew exactly how long the coyote had been roaming the grassy fields and wooded ravines at Bronte Provincial Park. But everyone knew one thing for sure: Catching her was a matter of life and death. The plastic jug…

Light at the end of the nanotunnel for future catalysts

(Chalmers University of Technology) Using a new type of nanoreactor, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in mapping catalytic reactions on individual metallic nanoparticles. Their work could help improve chemical processes, and lead to better catalysts and more environmentally friendly chemical technology. The results are published in the journal Nature Communications.