15-03-08 - This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features a new motion-powered fabric that could lead to on-the-go charging of electronics, a superhydrophobic coating that could have applications in producing stain-resistant clothing, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

Featured Stories

Motion-powered fabric charges electronic devices: [Article] [Study]

New superhydrophobic coating resists damage: [Article] [Study]

Basis for methane-based life on Titan suggested: [Article] [Study]

Handshakes as a form of chemical communication: [Article] [Study]

Early Earth could have experienced iron rain: [Article] [Study]

Other Stories This Week

Method can predict how drug molecules bind to receptors: [Article] [Study]

Glowing DNA detects mercury levels in fish: [Article] [Study]

Understanding of opioid receptors could lead to non-addictive painkillers: [Article] [Study]

Zinc aromatic metal cubes: [Article] [Study]

Phone-based system detects arsenic water contamination: [Article] [Study]

Scientists sample beer from 1840: [Article] [Study]

Sodium-ion battery improvements enhance performance: [Article] [Study]

‘Curly arrows’ in organic reaction mechanisms confirmed: [Study]

Early Mars had a water layer at least 137 metres deep: [Study]

Thanks to @narf42 for help with this week’s stories. Keep track of older ‘This Week in Chemistry’ posts on the category page, or via the #TWIChem hashtag on Twitter.

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