Chemistry Newsbytes

bullet.jpgCorrosion catches the culprit: Chemists find a new way to lift fingerprints off of bullet casings and bomb fragments. Guardian How does Earth generate its own magnetic field? Scientists are building a 26-ton miniplanet to try to find out. NPR Will drinking flat soda fix an upset tummy? NY Times Rat bones tell the tale of New Zealand's first human residents. ScienceNOW Universal Studios fire belches benzene and other chemicals into the air. LA Times Metamaterial absorbs all the light that strikes it. R&D R.I.P. Fredric J. Baur, chemist, food storage technician, and inventor of the Pringles canister--where he will spend eternity. Telegraph