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Video: Why can't I distill liquor at home?

Distilling liquor might be a relatively simple process—heating a fermented liquid and keeping only the boiled alcohol—but it is dangerous and illegal without a license.

Video: How gas stoves pollute your home

Many of us love our gas stoves. But unfortunately, they can create indoor pollution levels that exceed legal outdoor pollution levels.

Imaging chemical kinetics at liquid-liquid interfaces

Scientists led by EPFL have developed a new method to measure chemical kinetics by imaging progress of a reaction at a liquid-liquid interface embedded in a laminar-flow liquid microjet. This method is ideal for studies of ...

Chemical data management: An open way forward

One of the most challenging aspects of modern chemistry is managing data. For example, when synthesizing a new compound, scientists will go through multiple attempts of trial-and-error to find the right conditions for the ...

Video: What actually is octane?

When most of us go to the gas station, we choose regular or premium gas without thinking too much about it.

Early Earth: Evolution in the abiotic world

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich chemists have shown that organocatalysts go through an evolution and could have played an important role in the emergence of life.

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Making important raw materials for fine chemicals out of carbon dioxide really works. As part of the Max Planck collaborative project eBioCO2n, a team of researchers from Fraunhofer IGB have successfully performed a first ...

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