Amylase: Chemistry in its Element

Amylase: Chemistry in its Element

The Chemistry in its Element podcast: Curious tales of chemical compounds This week, Brian Clegg breaks down an enzyme to make it easier to digest The ‘ase’ ending to ‘amylase’ singles it out as an enzyme, a complex organic catalyst usually a protein. This naming convention was begun by French chemists Anselme Payen and Jean-Francois […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Will TAKE OVER The World

Will artificial intelligence ever become advanced enough to take over the world? We’ve seen this concept in many movies – when humans create a piece of technology that’s just a little too intelligent and independent that we can no longer control them. This scenario of machines and Artificial Intelligence taking over the world may seem […]

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Can China’s information about the novel coronavirus be trusted?

Can China’s information about the novel coronavirus be trusted?

AMNA NAWAZ: As we reported earlier, China is still struggling with a surging coronavirus outbreak, one that’s spread, in small numbers, to at least 25 other territories or countries. William Brangham gets an update now on where things stand today. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: The official death toll from this coronavirus has more than doubled in the […]

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These Liquid-Repelling Materials Defy Nature’s Design, Here’s How

These Liquid-Repelling Materials Defy Nature’s Design, Here’s How

I remember watching this video online and being mesmerized. The more liquid they spilled on the items the more I thought “how was this even working?, what’s going on here?” This is a superhydrophobic coating with properties that are seemingly impossible. But this material science field is making some exciting developments with materials that are […]

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This 3D-Printed Bunny Could Be the Future of Data Storage

This 3D-Printed Bunny Could Be the Future of Data Storage

This rabbit contains the instructions for how to replicate itself, just like all our living cells do. Even though it’s very clearly not alive, its instructions are encoded into DNA and then embedded into this 3D-printed plastic object. This… is an advanced proof of concept for DNA as data storage. Think about it: just like […]

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