Tag Archives: environment

Algae burn for you

Finding sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels that would both solve the problem of dwindling supplies of oil and cut the net carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles running on hydrocarbon fuels is a cause high on the environmental agenda. The use …

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Chemists are dying to uncover historic textile’s secrets

US researchers have developed a sensitive and simple technique for identifying the dyes used to colour textile artefacts. Their approach will not only help understand the composition of heritage materials for conservation purposes but could offer new insights into the …

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Breathe easy, dioxygen found spotted in space

At last, astronomers have added molecular oxygen, common-or-garden dioxygen, the stuff we get from the air around us, in space. More on the Beeb’s site here: Oxygen finally spotted in space.

Down to earth with nanotechnology

Emilie Bigorgne of the Université Paul Verlaine – Metz and colleagues suggest that the increasing production of nanomaterials will in turn increase the release of nanosized by-products to the environment. Whether or not these particles will accumulate or be degraded …

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Potato genome sequenced by international team

Potato genome sequenced by international team – An international team has uncovered the full DNA sequence of the potato for the first time, the journal Nature reports. Chemist and writer Robert Slinn gives us his Slinn Pickings from the world …

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The Chemistry of Immune Activation: the redox environment in T cell activation and HIV infection

The Chemistry of Immune Activation: the redox environment in T cell activation and HIV infection – The Chemistry of Immune Activation: the redox environment in T cell activation and HIV infection Chemist and writer Robert Slinn gives us his Slinn …

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