Peter Debye(1884 – 1966)- Phenomenal Achievements in Physical Chemistry

When the Dutch physicist and physical chemist Petrus Debye first arrived from Europe at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1939-1940 to deliver the...

Lithium – Powering today’s technology

Once an element with limited known uses, today lithium, the first metal of the periodic table and also its lightest metal (density around half...
membranes

Novel membranes for filtration of copper in wastewater

For the filtration of copper in wastewater, a study has been carried out to design novel, environmentally friendly membranes by in situ and ex-situ...

Scientists develop 3D print self-folding materials

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed 3D print self-folding materials. The technique, known as Thermorph, could be the first step towards products like...
catalysts

Strain make for better catalysts- new theory

Brown University researchers have developed a new theory to explain why stretching or compressing metal catalysts can make them perform better, as published in...

Hans Fischer (1881 – 1945)

Hans Fischer (1881 – 1945) Pathbreaking research on blood, bile, and plant pigments On November 13, 1930, the announcement for two of that year’s Nobel Prizes...

Mercury – Shiny liquid metal with a dark side

Mercury, the only metal that is a liquid at room temperature, has fascinated people right from ancient civilisations and alchemists to the scientists of...

Rare Earth minerals could change the global economy

A small island located 790 miles off the coast of Japan is home to roughly 16 million tons of mud, which contain massive amounts...

Cheaper Adsorbents developed by scientists

A team of researchers from the Chemistry for Technologies Laboratory and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy, have...

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists of University of Portsmouth, UK, have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles. The breakthrough could help solve the...

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