NASA-JPL director Charles Elachi talks about latest Mars mission

The car-sized Mars rover Curiosity, which landed on the Red Planet last month, is the biggest, most expensive and most ambitious planetary mission in many years. But it is just one of a sweeping portfolio of past and future ...

Drive toward a viable 'City of the Future'

Cities consume energy and raw materials, produce waste and pollutants, and overload their transportation systems. Fraunhofer researchers have now combined forces in the innovation network German for "Morgenstadt" (or "City ...

New salts for chemical soups

Organozinc reagents are an important class of organometallic compounds with a wide range of applications. German chemists have developed a novel route for the synthesis of so-called organozinc pivalates in a stable powdered ...

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