Chemistry Newsbytes

shutterstock_819211.jpgBiochemist's quest to find a pill that prevents poison ivy's itchy ravages proves elusive. NPR And the medal for tiniest Olympic logo goes to Northwestern's Mirkin. Nanotechnology Now Isomer triggering: new military technology or pseudoscience? Guardian Ladies, using the pill may prompt you to sniff out the wrong type of guy. Scotsman Joysticks and video game controllers are so cumbersome. Near-IR imaging technology could let you play video games using just brain power. LA Times Nitrogen-rich fertilizers are starving the oceans of oxygen. NY Times