Pune telescope discovers most distant radio galaxy ever

Astronomers have used an Indian telescope to discover the most distant radio galaxy ever known, located at a distance of 12 billion light-years. Radio...

Paul Karrer (1889 – 1971)- Pioneering research on the structure of vitamins

Paul Karrer, a Swiss organic chemist, was the first to unravel the chemical structure of several vitamins and plant dyes, and also the first...
Nitrogen

Nitrogen – The life-essential element

Much like Oxygen and Carbon, the seventh element of the periodic table – Nitrogen – is also a crucial, life-supporting substance. Nitrogen is a...
Fraunhofer

Fraunhofer CBP supplies lignin for biobased materials

Using ultrapure lignin from the lignocellulosic biorefinery at the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP in Leuna, researchers at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg...
vegetable oils

Developing Polyurethanes based on vegetable oils

A recent paper published in the European Journal of Chemistry looks at how polyurethanes could be made from renewable resources. Conventionally, polyurethanes are formed during...
aerogels

Unusually elastic aerogels with varied applications developed

Brittleness has limited the practical application of delicate solids, which consist almost entirely of air-filled pores. However, Japanese researchers have now introduced extremely elastic...
hydrogen

Novel hydrogen storage material developed

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and their European partners have developed a new chemical system for storing solid hydrogen. The special combination of hydrides...
chlorosilane

New method to convert elemental silicon to usable chlorosilane

The broad spectrum of applications for silicones ranges from medical implants and cosmetics to hydraulic oils and sealants to corrosion protection. To optimize silicon-based...
AI

AI system that detects cyanobacteria in wastewater systems

Scientists from the University of Waterloo have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) monitoring technology for monitoring the health of the water at water treatment...
Researchers

Researchers discover chemical reaction of carbocations

UCLA researchers have discovered a chemical reaction of carbocations that might be used to process petroleum into useful compounds. The results, published in Science, underscore...

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