This Week in Chemistry – Bees on Caffeine, & Removing Water Contaminants Using Swimsuits

« Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research showing how plants may lace their nectar with caffeine to trick bees, a new artificial skin for prosthetic limbs that could allow touch to be detected, and more.

15-10-18 - This Week in Chemistry

As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access, and can be accessed and read for free. »

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Swimsuit material absorbs contaminants from water: [Article] [Video]

Carbon nanotubes give prosthetic limbs a sense of touch: [Article] [Study (£)]

Plants lace nectar with caffeine to trick bees: [Article] [Study (£)]

Liquid marbles turn adhesive when pressed: [Article] [Study (£)]

Pumpkin-shaped molecules give better MRI image contrast: [Article] [Study (£)] »


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