What is combustion? What happens when wood burns? Learn about the chemistry of combustion in this animated explainer.
If you have an interest in anything in the world, then you have an interest in chemistry because everything you hear, see, taste, smell and touch involves chemistry and chemicals. Our ability to understand the chemical make-up of things and chemical reactions has led to everything from modern food and drugs to plastics and computers.
New chemical recipe could turn sulfur waste into key ingredient for lighter, cheaper electric car batteries
Bio-inspired surfactants could 'green' many common household products
Scientists have found a way to harness droves of viruses, found on tobacco plants, as the building blocks for a new super-absorbent coating for use on a variety of materials. These nano-coatings are helping us better understand things like boiling and condensation.
Salvatore Torquato, professor of chemistry at Princeton University, explains his research on the theoretical packing of pennies and how it provides new insights on the nature of randomness.
Researchers go door-to-door, test tap water for possible impact on plastic pipes in home plumbing systems
Everybody loves chocolate, but did you know that small daily doses of dark chocolate improve vascular function, reduce pregnancy complications, and lighten gloomy moods? But while it's easy to appreciate, creating this confection is an elaborate feat. Local chocolate-makers explain the precision engineering and chemistry behind the beloved treat.
The Center for Sustainable Polymers focuses on economical, bio-based sources for plastics
NSF's Center for Selective C-H Functionalization hopes to trim the cost and environmental impact of pharmaceuticals, agrichemicals and smart materials.
Researchers have succeeded in creating the largest phytoplankton bloom in a wave flume in history as part of a groundbreaking experiment to understand the effects of natural particles on the atmosphere.
From ocean microbes to clouds and climate--it all comes down to microscopic particles at the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment
Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry focuses on making computer chip manufacturing cleaner, faster and cheaper
Center for Chemical Evolution tracking ancestors of RNA and DNA
Engineering team is working on an alternative fuel concept known as the methanol economy
Concentrated solar energy converts CO2 and H2O into solar-powered fuel
Researchers working on technology that may turn your next smartphone into a bomb-sniffing, disease-diagnosing "electronic nose"
"Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis" lives up to its name - new catalysts yield much more from carbon sources
Paula Hammond is in pursuit of the invisible
Study analyzes samples from an experiment Stanley Miller performed in 1958
Join us as we discuss the challenges and promise of synthetic biology.