—Career Ladder: Dana Garves “This bench chemist built her own business around the craft beer boom” 2006 An interest in chemistry Dana Garves started pursuing science in secret. She joined her high school’s Science Olympiad team without telling her parents. Then one day, she needed help with an event.
by Craig Bettenhausen | February 27, 2018
—Chemical Lures For Cockroaches “Researchers ID the compounds in stale beer and peanut butter that make roaches come running” Stale beer and peanut butter are all but irresistible to that most pervasive of pests—the cockroach. Biologists at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, have now sussed out the semiochemicals, or message-bearing chemicals, in these foodstuffs that make roaches come running (J.
by Bethany Halford | January 31, 2011
Suds from sewage Weak beer is often derisively compared with the product of micturition. The limited-edition Village Blonde released in August by Village Brewery in Calgary, Alberta, is definitely not that. But it was made with an ingredient some might find a little too close to urine for comfort: treated wastewater.
by Sam Lemonick | October 24, 2020
—An Orphan Gets Help “Case Study #3: A race by partners turns an unsuccessful cholesterol drug into a treatment for a rare disorder” Marc Beer recognized an opportunity when he joined Cambridge, Mass.-based Aegerion Pharmaceuticals as chief executive officer in 2010. The prospect was called lomitapide.
by Rick Mullin | March 04, 2013
—Scientific Cocktail Toppers, Chemical-Free Beer “” Libation-loving chemists, step away from the umbrella drinks. New cocktail garnishes in development are sure to please even your precision-craving palates. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology last fall reported edible drink accessories they concocted in collaboration with chefs in the Washington, D.C., area.
by Carmen Drahl | January 13, 2014
—Smart Dressing, Chocolate Geography, Beer-loving Mosquitoes “” Recent snowstorms and other travel-unfriendly weather have left many of us a tad stir-crazy this winter. But this week, readers can get out physically to enjoy St. Patrick's Day and travel virtually with a globe-trotting edition of Newscripts.
by Rachel Sheremeta Pepling | March 15, 2010
Hot Articles Safety Letters Chemcyclopedia Back Issues 2000 1999 1998 How to Subscribe Subscription Changes Electronic Reader Service About C&EN E-mail webmaster NEWSCRIPTS November 20, 2000 Volume 78, Number 47 CENEAR 78 47 p. 80 ISSN 0009-2347 [Previous Story] Wholesalers recommend beer for Thanksgiving The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), Alexandria, Va., is urging people to consider drinking beer with Thanksgiving dinner.
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—Corona will ditch plastic 6-packs “” Beer maker Corona will test out six-pack rings made from plant-based biodegradable fibers in its home country of Mexico. Typically made of polyethylene, six-pack rings are considered one of the most insidious forms of plastic waste when they end up in the oceans.
by Alexander H. Tullo | December 02, 2018
Chemical & Engineering News: Newscripts Newscripts October 31, 2005 Volume 83, Number 44 p. 52 Pumpkin flashing Army Humvees can produce water Nicotine fix from beer Pumpkin flashing Stories of unexpected light flashing, or triboluminescence, from various crystalline materials (C&EN, Aug. 15, page 56) prompted one reader to recall an annual Halloween event performed while he was a student at California Institute of Technology.
by David Hanson | October 31, 2005
The erroneous ensemble is emblazoned with the words: “According to chemistry beer is a solution.” The words wrap around a model of ethanol where bottle caps stand in for atoms. On close inspection, the sartorial snafu becomes clear—six monovalent carbon atoms dangle from the molecule’s periphery while two hydrogen atoms form its core.
by Bethany Halford | January 15, 2018