As adulterated milk continues to ravage the health of Chinese babies, the question of why the milk wasn't tested for melamine raises its head.
Forensic examination of the teeth of some of the sailors on the ill-fated Mary Rose shows they were not English.
A nanoelectromechanical system that can function as a scale sensitive enough to measure the mass of a single atom of gold has been created.
Next generation of nanoelectronics could be based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and the intramolecular junctions that connect CNTs for integration.
New research shows that when water is confined to a small space, it behaves like a gel. Then, when shaken, it becomes fluidic and exhibits the same structural and mechanical properties as water in a bottle. The study — the first to use an atomic force microscope to measure the viscosity of confined fluids — revealed that these liquids can respond and modify their viscosity based on environmental changes.
Staff from the CSIRO’s Australian Centre for Precision Optics and the National Measurement Institute have played an integral part in redefining the kilogram.
In the world of commercial materials, lighter and cheaper is usually better — especially when those attributes are coupled with superior strength and special properties, such as a recently developed material's ability to remember its original shape after it has been deformed by a physical or magnetic force.
Sigma-Aldrich has enhanced its Bioactive Nutrient Explorer. This internet-based tool has been specifically designed to help nutrition and animal scientists, medical researchers, biologists and analytical chemists studying dietary plants and supplements locate the chemicals and kits they need to support their work.
The Zebron MultiResidue columns represent a solution for all classes of pesticides analysis. The columns were developed using two new stationary phases and each phase has been optimised to resolve a different set of analytes. However, both are good for a wide variety of pesticides.
Sixty years ago this month, Australia developed a system of ensuring laboratory competence that has been adopted by more than 70 countries and led to the formation of the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).
For years, polymer chemistry textbooks have stated that 1,2-disubstituted ethylenes could not be transformed into polymers. However, University of Delaware (UD) polymer chemists were determined to prove the textbooks wrong
Food science is going nuclear and The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), is currently commissioning a new world-class research reactor and neutron beam instruments
For most of us, sound chemistry or sonochemistry is about the use of ultrasound in chemistry. The science has been around for about 80 years and now mainly focuses on the effect of ultrasound on reactions
ANSTO carbon dating tests of rare manuscripts dubbed the 'Dead Sea Scrolls of Buddhism' have confirmed the priceless texts are from the first and fifth centuries AD and could be the missing link in Buddhist history.
Under an agreement signed between the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and CSIRO, scientists will seek to determine the molecular structure of the foods we eat.