10 Trillion Frames Per Second! World’s Fastest Camera

Imaging specialists have built what may be the world’s fastest camera, which can capture 10 trillion frames per second — making it possible to ‘freeze...

Otto Hahn (1879 – 1968)- The Father of Nuclear Chemistry

One of the greatest pioneers in radioactivity and radiochemistry, German chemist Otto Emil Hahn was awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his...

Chlorine – Toxic, but surprisingly useful

Chlorine, the second lightest of the halogens is more closely linked to our everyday lives than most people think. It does more than just...

Herbert C. Brown (1912 – 2004)

Trailblazing Research in Boron Chemistry A few times in the history of chemistry have new synthetic methods been deemed so important that the originators have...

Boron – Not boring, but complex and versatile

Boron, the fifth element of the Periodic Table, is one of its unsung heroes, but a hero all the same. Unfortunately, overshadowed by its...

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...
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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...
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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...

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