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.
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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