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October 30, 2020, 04:40:44 am

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Re: Chem News!
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2020, 03:16:51 pm »
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Insanipi has been the only user posting on this thread lately, so I'm going to break the record ;D (Sorry insanipi)
I've been reading a lot of articles lately on creating innovative, reusable alternatives to things like plastic bags, etc. Also, there was the creation of plastic from fish (scales? don't remember), and a form of biodegradable plastic. I found this article, which involves a process of turning plant materials into biofuels. Based on the chem 3/4 textbook, I can see how expensive and time-consuming the creation of fuels, especially biofuels are. Hopefully more methods such as the one in the article can be created to increase worldwide use of biofuels and other renewable sources of energy.

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Re: Chem News!
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2020, 05:08:26 pm »
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This isn't really new 'news' or anything, so I'm not sure if this is the right place to put it.

In light of all the bushfires and drought occuring in the world, I asked a question. At first I thought it was a silly question, but I did find it super interesting to read about, so I thought I'd share it.

Why can't water be manufactured? After all, all you need is 2 hydrogen and 1 oxygen molecule. Easy enough right??

Nope, not really.
https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/manufacture-water.htm

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Re: Chem News!
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2020, 10:10:09 pm »
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This isn't really new 'news' or anything, so I'm not sure if this is the right place to put it (sorry insanipi).
Perfectly fine post, really interesting article!

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Re: Chem News!
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2020, 06:46:41 pm »
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Here's some other news articles in the past week from Science Daily! :)

- Using very sophisticated microscopic techniques to see chemical bonds make and break
- Material characterisation can now pinpoint cement setting times
- A safer way of disposing of circuit boards has been developed (This is more material science than chemistry, but still interesting!)
- A new approach to sustainable building! (This is also more material science than chemistry, but still pretty cool!)
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Re: Chem News!
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2020, 09:18:31 am »
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Here's some other news articles in the past week from Science Daily! :)

- Using very sophisticated microscopic techniques to see chemical bonds make and break
- Material characterisation can now pinpoint cement setting times
- A safer way of disposing of circuit boards has been developed (This is more material science than chemistry, but still interesting!)
- A new approach to sustainable building! (This is also more material science than chemistry, but still pretty cool!)
Awesome chem news insanipi!
I particulalry found the imaging of chemical bonding quite interesting. It has been something i've wondered before - can you image a bond - however I had never looked into it, so this article has certainly answered that question of mine!
I am intersted to see how these forms of microscopy continue to develop and teach us more about how bonding works :)
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Re: Chem News!
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2020, 07:22:17 pm »
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Just read a new article about how scientists can use nanotechnology to build better armor. Nanotechnology is still a field with so much more left to discover and we are constantly finding out about how we can use the properties of nanoparticles in completely different ways. It just fascinates me that nanoparticles of a substance can act completely differently. If you want to know more about that, click here.
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Re: Chem News!
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2020, 03:56:44 pm »
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Some more chemistry news! The first two from the past week and the third one from late last year.

Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash - ScienceDaily

Assessing risk of chemicals to wildlife is huge challenge that requires new approach - ScienceDaily

The coldest reaction - ScienceDaily


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Re: Chem News!
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2020, 05:35:01 pm »
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So a team of researchers have made an artificial leaf that converts CO2 into methanol and oxygen.

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"A leaf produces glucose and oxygen. We produce methanol and oxygen."
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The methanol can then be used for many different purposes.
 Great work in hopes of lowering CO2 emissions.

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Re: Chem News!
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2020, 10:08:01 am »
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New news for the week! ;D
Trash can be turned into graphine almost instantly. This both helps to deal with large amounts of waste and creates a valuable and useful substance. Adding on to that: principles for environmentally friendly chemistry.

Is there a replacement for the harmful BPA? I found this really interesting!

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Re: Chem News!
« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2020, 10:13:50 pm »
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This week:
Nobel Prize (Physiology or Medicine): Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles Rice (Hepatitis C virus discovery)
Nobel Prize (Chemistry): Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier (CRISPR/Cas9)
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Re: Chem News!
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2020, 04:25:53 am »
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Nobel Prize (Chemistry): Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier (CRISPR/Cas9)

This is fucking ground-breaking.

No no - legit, this is a next level announcement, and I'm honestly surprised nobody's talking about this more???

Here's a list of all the times the recipients of a Nobel prize has gone to a panel that is exclusively female:
-Peace, 1905 - Bertha von Suttner
-Literature, 1909 - Selma Lagerlöf
-Chemistry, 1911 - Marie Curie
-Literature, 1926 - Grazia Deledda
-Literature, 1928 - Sigrid Undset
-Literature, 1938 - Pearl S. Buck
-Literature, 1945 - Gabriela Mistral
-Chemistry, 1964 - Dorothy Hodgkin
-Peace, 1976 - Betty Williams, Mairead Maguire
-Peace, 1979 - Mother Teresa
-Physiology, 1983 - Barbara McClintock
-Literature, 1991 - Nadine Gordimer
-Peace, 1992 - Rigoberta Menchú
-Literature, 1993 - Toni Morrison
-Literature, 1996 - Wisława Szymborska
-Peace, 2003 - Shirin Ebadi
-Literature, 2004 - Elfriede Jelinek
-Peace, 2004 - Wangari Maathai
-Literature, 2009 - Herta Müller
-Peace, 2011 - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakel Karman
-Literature, 2013 - Alice Munro
-Literature, 2015 - Svetlana Alexievich
-Literature, 2018 - Olga Tokarczuk
-Chemistry, 2020 - Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna

See it? I mean, ignoring the fact that the Nobel Prize has been going for more than a century and this list is disturbingly small. Hang on, it's probably hard when this list is almost EXCLUSIVELY Peace and Literature. Let me fix that:

-Chemistry, 1911 - Marie Curie
-Chemistry, 1964 - Dorothy Hodgkin
-Physiology, 1983 - Barbara McClintock
-Chemistry, 2020 - Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna

How about now? That's right - this is the FIRST TIME that the Nobel prize has been awarded to panel of people who is exclusively female. Now we just need to wait for a sole woman/group of only women to get the economics and physics prizes...
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