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The sound of hydrogen

Those of us with a passing interest in hydrocarbons might be interested in this little animation on the New Scientist website: “The sound of hydrogen.”   It is one of a series of one-minute animated films explaining basic scientific concepts, which I was lured into this morning by the tempting title “One-Minute Physics – How […]

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Chemical Party

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–As the beers are being chilled, the buffets piled high and the name badges laid out in alphabetical order, the first guests are edging warily into the opening parties of NPRA 2010.   To get petchem folk in the party mood, the video channel of the European Commission, EUtube, has produced a […]

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Weak hydrogen bonds produce materials stronger than steel

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Materials Science and Engineering have discovered the key to silk’s pound-for-pound toughness, which exceeds that of steel, according to the journal Nature Materials and reported today in an article on Nanowork News, one of the Blog’s favourite morning reads.   The scientists found that an unusual […]

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Chemicals industry marks role in Moon landing

The science of chemistry and the chemical industry supplied many of the materials that made the Apollo 11 mission and, indeed, all space flight, possible – read all about it in this fascinating Insight piece by ICIS editors Nigel Davis, Ben DuBose and Joe Kamalick.   In a roll call of the big chemicals of […]

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