Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features the world’s smallest thermometer, progress towards understanding what makes some mushrooms glow, 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.
Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access, and can be accessed and read for free.
Making the world’s smallest thermometer using DNA: [Article] [Study (£)]
Progress towards understanding glowing mushrooms: [Article] [Study (£)]
NMR technique applied to a living organism for first time: [Article] [Study]
Study claims discovery of ‘new state’ of water: [Article] [Study (£)]
Arsoles shown to change colour under pressure: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
Storage tanks and hatches emit methane & hydrocarbons: [Article] [Study]
Further steps toward ammonia borane-powered fuel cells: [Article] [Study (£)]
Xenon in the mantle gives clues to Earth’s volatile element origins: [Article] [Study]
Nitrogen-containing heterocycles react to form DNA nucleotides: [Article] [Study]
Ethanol-petrol blends could have detrimental atmospheric effects: [Article] [Study (£)]
Zinc ‘spark’ of egg fertilisation imaged for first time: [Article] [Study]
Plant protein found to act like a prion: [Article] [Study (£)]
Using ozone gas to sterilise medical implants: [Article] [Study (£)]
Protein fragment serves as decoy for sperm in mice: [Article] [Study (£)]
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