Mais comment les moules arrivent-elle à s’accrocher si fermement à leur rocher, même sous l'eau ? Des chercheurs ont percé le mystère, ce qui ouvre des perspectives dans les milieux médical et industriel.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has chosen Montréal, Quebec to host the 54th IUPAC General Assembly and 51st World Chemistry Congress (WCC), collectively referred to as IUPAC 2027. Hosted at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, up to 3,500 delegates will be in attendance over July 16-23, 2027. The events will include the Canadian Society for Chemistry’s (CSC) 110th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE).
Little-known fact: the things we like about chocolate – its creamy smooth texture and how it melts in our mouths – are thanks to the crystal structure of cocoa butter. Now University of Guelph researchers have found a way to create that perfect crystal structure while simplifying the fussy tempering process.
Leaders Overcoming Great Inequalities in Chemical Sciences (LOGIC) is an annual retreat organized by CWIC and typically occurs 2-3 days before the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE). Find out more about the 2021 event.
Sought after for their ability to repel water, grease, and oil, PFAS are a class of more than 4700 synthetic compounds used since the 1950s. One application poorly studied in North America is PFAS in cosmetics. A new study now shows just how much they contain.
When former Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan put forward a motion to create the Committee in May, she spoke of the importance of parliamentarians gaining a better understanding of science and research.
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are working on an air filter to destroy viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. The idea is to capture airborne water droplets after someone coughs or sneezes, and to render viruses inside the droplets harmless by oxidizing them.
An international collaboration used machine-learning to create an open-access virtual catalogue of some 300,000 organic compounds, opening doors for a range of future applications from materials to drugs. The project, called Kraken, represents teamwork by Alán Aspuru-Guzik’s Matter Lab at the University of Toronto, the Sigman Research Group at the University of Utah, Technische Universität Berlin, the Karlsruhe Institute...
Scientists began reporting microplastic pollution in the ocean as far back as the 1970s but our understanding of these tiny particles’ impact on fish is only just catching up. Their harm is due to factors not generally considered in toxicology testing – the plastics’ size, shape and chemical makeup.
More than a year into a pandemic that has brought the world to its knees, the need to quickly and easily detect pathogens is indisputable. University of New Brunswick chemists examine the use of electrochemical sensors to quickly detect highly contagious diseases and biological weapons.
The Canadians Working for Inclusivity in the Chemical Sciences, Engineering, and Technology (CWIC) Network, an MRG for the CIC, are premiering their My STEM Stories YouTube Channel on May 5 from 6 – 7 PM EST. Here, graduate students across Canada had the chance to tell a story about their experience working in STEM, and...
On 9 February 2021, diverse people from around the world came together to celebrate the third International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Global Women’s Breakfast (GWB). The purpose of these GWB events is to promote diversity in science by bringing people from various organizations together. As mentioned by IUPAC, the last two GWB have established that there is a need to build a network of both women and men who can work together to address the barriers and inequalities faced by women in science. Keeping this in mind, the theme of GWB 2021 was kept as “Empowering Diversity in Science”.