Confronting sexual harassment in chemistry

Awareness is growing among academic departments and scientific societies about the potential damage to individuals and the discipline

Thirty years of DNA forensics: How DNA has revolutionized criminal investigations

DNA profiling methods have become faster, more sensitive, and more user-friendly since the first murderer was caught with help from genetic evidence

Molecular machine builds set of chiral molecules

Machine ‘arm’ swivels back and forth to add pieces stereoselectively

3-D printers make aluminum pieces without cracks

Nanoparticles help print metal alloys more effectively

Forensic chemist describes the challenges of investigating a fire scene

Florida International University’s José Almirall discusses standards and tools needed to comb through fire debris for chemical evidence

Quantum computing goes beyond hydrogen and helium

IBM system calculates ground states of lithium hydride and beryllium hydride

Metal prices challenge battery sector

European materials firms take positions as electric car adoption accelerates

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