Video: How superhydrophobic materials stay totally dry

Adding onions to a recipe can make a meal taste rich and savory, but cutting up the onion can be brutal.  Onions release a compound called lachrymatory factor (LF), which makes the eyes sting and water. Scientists know that a certain enzyme causes this irritating compound to form but precisely how it helps LF form in the onion remained an open question. Now, one group reports in ACS Chemical Biology that they have the answer.  

Video: How superhydrophobic materials stay totally dry

Raincoats, car windshields, waterproof phones: They all use a little chemistry to stay dry. Inspired by nature, chemists use extremely water-fearing, or superhydrophobic, coatings to repel water ...

Tue 8 Aug 17 from Phys.org

How superhydrophobic materials stay totally dry (video), Tue 8 Aug 17 from Eurekalert

The nitty-gritty behind how onions make you cry

Wed 2 Aug 17 from Phys.org

The Nitty-gritty Behind How Onions Make You Cry, Wed 2 Aug 17 from Laboratory Equipment

The nitty-gritty behind how onions make you cry, Wed 2 Aug 17 from ScienceDaily

The nitty-gritty behind how onions make you cry, Wed 2 Aug 17 from Eurekalert

Lighting the way: Sensors show drug uptake

When designing and characterizing new drugs, a key aspect is making sure the drug actually goes where it is intended to. But current tests for drug uptake monitor the process under unrealistic ...

Wed 2 Aug 17 from Phys.org

Lighting the way: Sensors show drug uptake, Wed 2 Aug 17 from Eurekalert

Chemical reactions that cause onions to make us cry 

An enzyme in onions spurs the production of a tear inducing compound. Researchers weren't sure how this worked, but new research led by Case Western University has uncovered the mechanism. ...

Wed 2 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

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