Water acts as catalyst in explosives

The most abundant material on Earth exhibits some unusual chemical properties when placed under extreme conditions.

Re-making planets after star-death

Astronomers Dr Jane Greaves, of the University of Cardiff, and Dr Wayne Holland, of the UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh, may have found an answer to the 25-year-old mystery of how planets form in the aftermath ...

Detecting trace amounts of explosives with light

(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide research may help in the fight against terrorism with the creation of a sensor that can detect tiny quantities of explosives with the use of light and special glass fibres.

Ultra-sensitive polymer detects explosive devices

(Phys.org) —A chemical that's often the key ingredient in improvised explosive devices (IEDs) can be quickly and safely detected in trace amounts by a new polymer created by a team of Cornell chemists.

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