Scientists Create New Molecules That Can Absorb Carbon Faster Than Trees

A new discovery could help to turn the tides in the war against greenhouse gases. Scottish scientists have created new molecules which, thanks to their hollow and cage-like structure, can store greenhouse gases. 

First Fractal Molecule in Nature

From the spiral arms of galaxies to microscopic snow crystals, nature seems to fall into fractal-like patterns that repeat in increasingly smaller increments.

Physicists Finally Measure A Theorized Molecule Made From Light And Matter

Physicists have just caught light acting the part of 'glue' between atoms, in a kind of loosely bonded molecule.

Atomic Bonds In A Single Molecule Was Rearanged For The First Time

Chemical engineering has taken a step forward, with international european researchers forcing a single molecule to undergo a series of transformations with a tiny nudge of voltage.

Elusive molecule, first in Universe, detected in space

Within 100,000 years of the Big Bang, the very first molecule emerged, an improbable marriage of helium and hydrogen known as a helium hydride ion, or HeH+. It was the beginning of chemistry.

Single molecule control for a millionth of a billionth of a second

Physicists have discovered how to manipulate and control individual molecules for a millionth of a billionth of a second, after being intrigued by some seemingly odd results.

Nanotechnology's Giant Leap Forward

A team of scientists in Germany has managed to prop up a molecule into a position that it would not naturally assume.

Intriguing organic molecule benzonitrile in interstellar space

Astronomers have made the first definitive interstellar detection of benzonitrile, an intriguing organic molecule. This discovery is a vital clue in a 30-year-old mystery: identifying the source of a faint infrared glow that permeates the Milky Way and other galaxies.

Algorithm designer among those honored with the Chemistry Nobel

This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to a group of individuals who pushed the electron microscope to its very limit, figuring out how to use it to determine the position of every single atom in large, complex molecules.

World’s First “Molecular Robot” Heralds Future of Assembly

UK scientists have created the world’s first “molecular robot” that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules.

ORNL researchers discover new state of water molecule

Neutron scattering and computational modeling have revealed unique and unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is unmatched by any known gas, liquid or solid states.

First-ever images of atoms moving in a molecule

Using a new ultrafast camera, researchers have recorded the first real-time image of two atoms vibrating in a molecule. They used the energy of a

World's smallest radio stations: two molecules communicate via single photons

We know since the dawn of modern physics that although events in our everyday life can be described by classical physics, the interaction of light and matter is down deep governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. Despite this century-old wisdom, accessing truly quantum mechanical situations remains nontrivial, fascinating and noteworthy even in the laboratory. Recently, interest in this area has been boosted beyond academic curiosity because of the potential for more efficient and novel forms of information processing.