Paul Wender
Paul Wender
Bergstrom Professor of Chemistry
Professor, Chemical and Systems Biology
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Sep. 13, 2013

Chemistry Research Roundup

A look at highlights from this week’s American Chemical Society conference.

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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