Discoveries: Robotics takes mass spec to the third dimension for forensics, pharma applications
Apr05

Discoveries: Robotics takes mass spec to the third dimension for forensics, pharma applications

Within the past decade, many advancements have been made in the 3-D market from printing to movies. Now scientists report in ACS’ Analytical Chemistry that by combining a robotic arm and mass spectrometry, they can analyze the surface of irregularly shaped 3-D objects, potentially opening up new branches of forensics and pharmaceutics. Mass spectrometry (MS) is a tool that helps researchers identify the components of a sample....

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Upcoming No Belles Performances in the Bay Area
Mar11

Upcoming No Belles Performances in the Bay Area

The California and Silicon Valley Local Sections are hosting a series of performances of No Belles by the Portal Theater, a production highlighting the lack of women Nobel Laureates, in October. Each performance will be followed by a networking session. Keep an eye on the upcoming newsletter for the performance dates! See the inset at the bottom of the following article for a review of the show:...

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Save the Date: Flavors of Chemistry 2018
Mar11

Save the Date: Flavors of Chemistry 2018

Save the date! Flavors of chemistry is scheduled for September 29th at the ARC ballroom at UC Davis. This year, Charlie Bamforth will be speaking on the flavor of beer, with more speakers to come. See you there! by Carla...

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Discoveries: How cats and dogs are consuming and processing parabens
Mar11

Discoveries: How cats and dogs are consuming and processing parabens

“Parabens and Their Metabolites in Pet Food and Urine from New York State, United States” Environmental Science & Technology Many households can claim at least one four-legged friend as part of the family. But pets that primarily stay indoors can have increased rates of diseases, such as diabetes, kidney diseases and hypothyroidism compared with those that stay exclusively outside. Some scientists propose that...

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Steam Coffin: Building the First Steamship
Mar10

Steam Coffin: Building the First Steamship

ACS Sacramento Section was proud to host John Laurence Busch, the author of the book “Steam Coffin”, at 6pm on Thursday February 15th at the North Natomas Library. John spoke about his book from the chemist’s perspective. This Chemists Presentation showed how Captain Rogers designed and built this revolutionary vessel — from a chemist’s perspective — nearly two centuries ago! by Marc...

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