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5 Building Components Made Better Through Chemistry

Posted by Diane Milner on Sep 18, 2017 9:03:00 AM

 

Building materials have come a long way since the days of mud huts and stone walls. Modern buildings are miracles of science, composed of materials that have been incrementally improved for decades and sometimes even centuries. Chemistry is playing an increasing role in the innovation of buildings – here are five building components dramatically improved through chemicals science.

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Topics: Chemistry, Building, Construction

Chemistry is Propelling Space Travel into the Future

Posted by Diane Milner on Sep 11, 2017 9:13:00 AM

Chemistry and space travel have always been inextricably linked. The first manned mission to the moon, in fact, was powered by combustion between hydrogen and oxygen. Today, advancements in chemical science hold great promise for space travel, both manned and unmanned, by improving everything from mechanics to food consumption.

How is chemistry propelling space travel into the next decade, century, and beyond? Here are some of the current projects Noah Technologies is paying close attention to.

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Topics: Chemistry, Space Travel

Meet the Four Newest Elements

Posted by Diane Milner on Jan 9, 2017 10:12:00 AM

Unless you’re an organic chemist, you may not have heard that four new elements were added to the periodic table in December of 2015.

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Topics: Chemistry

A Natural Ingredient Might Lead to A More Sustainable Sunscreen

Posted by Diane Milner on Dec 19, 2016 9:38:00 AM

The science of sunscreen has been well documented over the last four decades. Consumers of late have been in a frenzied search for the best sunscreen made of natural ingredients, wary of so-called “dangerous chemicals” found in most common sunscreen brands. Though researchers maintain that traditional sunscreen is completely safe, a new study pairs nature with lab work to present promising findings.

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Topics: Chemistry

Groundbreaking African Power Plant Turning Methane Gas into Energy

Posted by Diane Milner on Sep 17, 2016 3:05:00 PM

Heard of Lake Kivu? It’s located between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and it may just be the future of energy. Before its potential as a life-altering source of energy could be tapped into, however, it had to be harnessed.

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Topics: Chemistry

Safety Considerations for Scaling Up Production Capabilities

Posted by Diane Milner on Aug 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Industrial-level chemical manufacturing requires acute attention to detail. Safety considerations for employees and scientists should always be the primary concern when deciding whether and how to scale up production.

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Topics: Chemical Manufacturing, Chemistry, Chemical Safety, Chemicals Industry

How Will Brexit Impact the Global Chemicals Industry

Posted by Diane Milner on Aug 6, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Even before the historic Brexit vote took place on June 23, 2016, pundits around the world were speculating on the impact the decision could potentially have on the global chemicals industry. From mining to regulatory issues, the implications were – and are – huge.

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Topics: Chemistry

Can the Chemicals We Exhale Reveal Our Mood?

Posted by Diane Milner on May 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

In a groundbreaking new study, scientists have linked the chemicals in our breath to the emotions we’re experiencing. How can their data be translated to larger commercial and biomedical applications?

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Topics: Chemistry