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People are more suggestible under laughing gas
The pain-relieving effects of nitrous oxide - laughing gas - may be enhanced by suggestion or hypnosis, according to a new study by UCL (University College London). The study's findings - that people are more suggestible under the gas - mean that dental patients may benefit from being coached to relax while undergoing sedation. View News Article (2009-01-09)

Xenon gas protects the brain after head injury
Treatment with xenon gas after a head injury reduces the extent of brain damage, according to a study in mice. View News Article (2014-09-09)

Our Galaxy takes its food in pills
"Food pills" were a staple of science fiction for decades. For our Galaxy, they may be real View News Article (2013-11-25)

High Gas Prices Cause Chemical Production Shut Down
High and volatile UK gas prices reached new levels over the last few days and have left some chemical companies no choice but to shut down operations. The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) now calls upon the DTI and OFGEM to take immediate, urgent action to resolve the situation before sites are closed down and companies make the decision not to manufacture in the UK. View News Article (2005-03-02)

Cooking with gas may increase inflammatory activity in the lungs
Cooking with gas may increase inflammatory activity in the lungs, suggests a study in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Teflon filters were used to collect any particulate matter pollution emitted from gas and electric cookers. The residue was then applied to cultured cells that normally line the fine branching tubes of the lungs. The cells were also tested with nitrogen dioxide, a... View News Article (2001-02-10)

Boom in fracking for oil and gas recovery sparks new technology
With a technology called "fracking" sparking energy booms - and controversy - worldwide, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) describes advances in the workhorse materials used to produce oil and gas from previously inaccessible deposits deep below Earth's surface. C&EN is the American Chemical Society's weekly newsmagazine.  View News Article (2011-09-08)

Methods for monitoring CO2 emissions have limitations, inadequate for international climate treaty
Current methods for estimating greenhouse gas emissions have limitations that make it difficult to monitor CO2 emissions and verify an international climate treaty, says a new National Research Council letter report to the administrator of NASA, Charles F. Bolden Jr. View News Article (2009-08-03)

Separating gases using a rigid polymer sieve
Gas separation is crucial for many industrial processes including obtaining nitrogen or oxygen from air and purifying natural gas or hydrogen. View News Article (2013-01-18)

There's more star-stuff out there but it's not Dark Matter
More atomic hydrogen gas - the ultimate fuel for stars - is lurking in today's Universe than we thought, CSIRO astronomer Dr Robert Braun has found. View News Article (2012-05-31)

US shale gas drives up coal exports
US CO2 emissions from domestic energy have declined by 8.6% since a peak in 2005, the equivalent of 1.4% per year.  View News Article (2012-10-29)

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