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March 20, 2017

Detecting flu at the doctor’s office

Fast, inexpensive technique uses glucose meter to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections

March 20, 2017

Plastic film decodes the chemistry of priceless art objects

Noninvasive method samples the surfaces of historical paintings, frescoes, and more.

March 20, 2017

Zapping nanoparticles into nail polish

Laser ablation method makes cosmetic and biomedical coatings in a flash

March 20, 2017

First naturally fluorescing frog found in Argentina

Amphibian uses a quinolinone derivative to glow lime green in low-light conditions

March 16, 2017

Metallopolymers now feature switchable personalities

Polynickelocene is first metallocene-based polymer that chemists can change from a stable state to a dynamic one

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