A Previously Undetected Chemical Reaction Has Been Spotted on Mars

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The source of this colorless gas remains unclear, but going theories include volcanic activity or a previously undetected chemical cycle tied to the Red Planet’s epic dust storms. For the first time ever, scientists have spotted hydrogen chloride on Mars.

After Years of Rising, Emissions of an Ozone-Depleting Chemical Are Falling Again

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A new study has found that after a mysterious increase in the 2010s, an ozone-depleting chemical is once again in decline. It’s a rare bit of good news, showing that previous research tracking the increase has likely had an impact. Read more.


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Chemicals in Plastics Are a Global Health Threat, Says New Report

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A new scientific report out Tuesday concludes that plastics and the chemicals they leave behind in the environment are a major threat to human health.

Hackers tampered with a water treatment facility in Florida by changing chemical levels

The Verge

In doing so, the hackers were able to remotely control a computer to change the chemical levels of the water supply, increasing the amount of sodium hydroxide before a supervisor was able to catch the act in real time and revert the changes. “At Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

New ERP partnership takes on chemicals and plastics industry

IT Toolbox

Lisam Systems, a producer of environmental health and safety compliance management software, has partnered with BatchMaster Software to deliver data sheets and labels compliant with the Globally Harmonized System for classifying and labeling chemicals.

Obesity, Infertility, and Low IQ Are Just Some of the Ways Household Chemicals Wreck Our Health

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A new analysis published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology on Tuesday found that a growing number of endocrine-disrupting household chemicals have been linked to widespread health problems, including infertility, diabetes, and impaired brain development.

Google and ZebiAI launch Chemome Initiative to identify ?chemical probes? with AI models

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Google partnered with startup ZebiAI to launch the Chemome Initiative, which aims to identify 'chemical probes' using AI techniques. Read More. AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev ai artificial intelligence category-/Science/Biological Sciences category-/Science/Chemistry Chemome Initiative Google machine learning

PATSCAN platform detects hidden weapons, chemicals, and bombs

Tech Republic Security

At CES 2020, Patriot One Technologies explained its PATSCAN platform, which can detect hidden weapons and more without the perpetrator even knowing they've been scanned

Patscan platform detects hidden weapons, chemicals and bombs

Tech Republic Security

At CES 2020, Patriot One Technologies explained its Patscan platform, which can detect hidden weapons and more without the perpetrator even knowing they've been scanned

Industry Marketplaces Take Off: A Spotlight On Chemicals

Forrester's Customer Insights

Age of the Customer B2B marketing digital business b2b ecommerce chemicals marketplacesThe Reemergence of B2B marketplaces offers new options for buyers and sellers. Even while mega players like Alibaba and Amazon are getting the headlines, dozens of specialized vertical marketplaces are emerging in their shadows. Ahead of our session at Summit 2020 on Marketplaces, we’ll be spotlighting different industries where marketplaces are starting up, getting funding, […].

Sironix raises $1.8M to ramp up production of its plant-based, eco-friendly cleaning chemicals


The new funds will allow the company to scale production of its Eosix technology — a plant-based innovation that can replace potentially hazardous, petroleum-derived chemicals found in shampoos, detergents and cleaning products.

A Major Ocean Current May Be Hurtling Towards Collapse

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The ocean may have less time than we thought before massive, irreversible shifts take place. A new study finds that a crucial ocean system may reach its “tipping point” sooner than predicted if the rate of climate change continues at a breakneck pace. Read more.

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Hurricane Laura Sparks a Chemical Plant Fire, Continues to Wreak Havoc on the Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Laura’s devastation is becoming clear as light spreads over Gulf Coast. The storm made landfall as a powerful Category 4 hurricane in Louisiana early Thursday with “catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Maintaining Voluntary Measures for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Could be Deadly


A water system in Florida has been accessed by an unknown intruder who made an attempt to alter the chemical balances used to treat water in a way that could […].

After 69 Years, Chemists Finally Get a Good Look at Einsteinium

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This Anti-Burglar Device From 1923 Was Inspired by Horrific Gas Warfare of World War I

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Scientists Found A New Way To Break Down the Most Common Plastic

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Someone Hacked Into a Florida City's Water Supply and Tried to Poison It

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Undercover Investigation Reveals Supermarkets Are Destroying the Climate

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Quip's New Mouthwash Dispenser Is Lovely and Also a Little Unnecessary

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Tear Gas Is Dangerous and Should Be Illegal


Tear gas is a chemical weapon that is banned for use in warfare , yet U.S. tear gas george floyd police brutality science chemical weaponspolice have repeatedly deployed it against people protesting police brutality and anti-black violence this week. Though it’s considered a non-lethal weapon, tear gas is actually far more dangerous than advertised—especially in the midst of a… Read more.

These Butterflies Use Their Putrid Genitalia to Keep Rivals Away From Mates

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A chemical produced by the male genitals of this tropical butterfly is so repulsive, scientists refer to it as an “anti-aphrodisiac.” Read more. heliconius erato insect butterflies lepidoptera

The Wild Ways Local Governments Are Blocking Renewable Energy

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“Shadow flicker” from wind turbines, concerns about sparrow habitat on landfills, and worries about “toxic chemicals” from solar panels are just some of the ways municipalities are slowing down renewables installation.

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BASF to Collaborate With HPE on 1-Petaflop Supercomputer

Data Center Knowledge

System expected to significantly cut research time for world's largest chemical maker Read More. Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPC

Scientists Have Discovered a New Case of Rogue Pollution

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Two years ago, they identified rogue sources of ozone-depleting chemicals. In a new study out Monday they found sources of new potentially damaging chemicals while highlighting… Read more.

Sustainability: A Million-Dollar Opportunity for the CIO

CIO Dashboard

Because like information technology, corporations must weave sustainability into the fabric of the enterprise to generate the opportunities that companies like The Dow Chemical Company, SAP and Intel have orchestrated. ” To generate revenue, Dow Chemical created a Sustainability Chemistry Index, which increased its sales of sustainable chemistry products between 2009 and 2010, rising from 3.4 The CIO is in a great position to lead sustainability initiatives at a corporation.

Missing: 50,000 Salmon

GizModo VR

But it’s not an oil, gas, or chemicals; what leaked is at least 50,000 fish. A leak in Tasmania is sparking fears of pollution. Farmed salmon, to be exact. Read more. salmon fish leaks tasmania

Timeline: How a Hacker Tried to Poison A City

SecureWorld News

The chemical burns through clogs, but can also burn your eyes and skin. That's why it is so disturbing that a hacker tried to poison a Florida city by spiking the local water with massive amounts of of this chemical. They took that chemical up to dangerous levels.".

Bioplastic Just as Toxic as Traditional Plastic, Study Finds

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A new study suggests that bioplastics—plastics that are made from biological material instead of from petroleum and/or are engineered to be biodegradable—contain as many toxic chemicals as conventional plastic.

Scientists Discover Source of Stonehenge's Largest Boulders

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The origin of the largest stones used to build Stonehenge has been a matter of considerable debate for centuries, but a new chemical analysis of these boulders may have finally settled the issue once and for all.

Lockheed Martin Is Getting Sued for Creating an 'Environmental Nightmare' in Florida

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They allege that the weapons manufacturer spawned an “environmental nightmare” by exposing people to toxic chemicals in Orlando. On Monday, lawyers filed two suits against Lockheed Martin.

Bioplastic Just as Toxic as Traditional Plastic, Study Finds


A new study suggests that bioplastics—plastics that are made from biological material instead of from petroleum and/or are engineered to be biodegradable—contain as many toxic chemicals as conventional plastic.

We Don't Know How Much Air Pollution Hurricane Laura Caused

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Gulf Coast residents have been exposed to toxic emissions from chemical fires and oil and gas refinery plants—but we don’t even know how much pollution, because some important air monitors are offline.

In 2020, Not Even Your Seltzer Is Safe

GizModo VR

As it turns out, a Consumer Reports investigation has found that toxic “forever chemicals” are… Read more. If you, like me, woke up one day in your 30s and decided that seltzer was suddenly your thing, I have some bad news.

Hasbro Recalls a Pair of Super Soakers Because of Their Dangerous Stickers

GizModo VR

When the Super Soaker was first released back in 1990, it sparked a huge controversy when miscreants reportedly started filling the large tanks with chemical irritants and shooting unsuspecting victims.

8 history-making space stories of 2020

Mashable VR

An image of Venus shows its clouds, where researchers detected the chemical phosphine. It’s been a hard year on Earth. But despite a global pandemic, scientists made huge strides in understanding the universe beyond our planet.

'I'm Scared': Study Links Cancer Alley Air Pollution to Higher Death Rates From Covid-19


James Parish in the southeastern portion of the state where there’s not much business at all except the refineries and chemical plants that surround her home. Louisiana is starting to reopen on Friday, but that doesn’t mean much to 66-year-old Myrtle Felton. She lives in St. Read more. coronavirus covid 19 health cancer alley

Players Are Chasing Hurricanes In Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Hurricane Laura made landfall over Louisiana last night, causing hundreds of thousands to lose power and severe damage to infrastructure like chemical plants even as the storm weakened over time. But from the safety of the virtual clouds, Microsoft Flight Simulator players spent the last day exploring the storm from a… Read more. microsoft flight simulator sim weather kotakucore hurricane laura

5G is safe, so why do people believe it makes them ill?


Engadget looked into the phenomenon of unexplainable symptoms, which is called “Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance,” often known as multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) or environmental illness. It refers to a set of recurrent symptoms that can’t be attributed to diagnosed medical issues

Police Tried to Take a Protester's Prosthetic Legs After Macing Him, Witnesses Say

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After a directive from Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther to “immediately stop the use of tear gas and pepper spray” on peaceful protesters, a rally in Ohio’s capital appears to have included not only the use of such chemical agents, but also, according to eyewitnesses, involved uniformed officers removing and attempting… Read more.

Replace your laundry detergent with an eco-friendly 'egg'

Mashable VR

For eco-conscious folks, laundry is a mega pain point — the water, electricity usage, chemical soaps, and plastic detergent bottles all make an impact. TL;DR: Make your laundry routine more sustainable with the Ecoegg Value Bundle , on sale for 33% off. As of Feb.

Nintendo shares jump as Covid-19 gaming explosion continues


The Financial Times reports that Nintendo is currently valued at around $62 billion, more than Japan’s biggest bank, retailer, and chemical company. Analysts say the valuation reflects the possibility that Nintendo will have sold more than 75 million Switch units by the end of the current financial year—March 2021

WTF: A hacker tried to remotely poison a Florida city's water supply

Mashable VR

The Florida city of Oldsmar was on alert Monday after authorities revealed that someone — it's not at present clear who — remotely accessed the local water treatment plant and attempted to dump dangerous amounts of chemicals into the water supply.