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Material definition of humanity

We define human history through the materials we use: the stone age, the bronze age, the iron age. Perhaps we now live in the plastic age. The next epoch may well be the nanocomposite age. Art and architecture, transport ...

dateMay 19, 2017 in Other
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How plants tell time

Findings of a new study solve a key mystery about the chemistry of how plants tell time so they can flower and metabolize nutrients.

dateMay 16, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Nipping flu pandemics in the bud

The threat of a major flu pandemic is a perennial concern. Now scientists have developed a fast and easy-to-use point-of-care diagnostic test that could one day help doctors and hospitals head off the rapid spread of the ...

dateMay 10, 2017 in Analytical Chemistry
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With more light, chemistry speeds up

Light initiates many chemical reactions. Experiments at the aser Centre of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the University of Warsaw's Faculty of Physics have, for the first time, ...

dateMay 05, 2017 in Materials Science
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