Chemicals & Materials Now!

From basic to specialty, and everything in between

Select category
Search this blog

Aerogel: The World’s Lightest Super Material

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

In the late 1920s Dr Samuel Kistler made a bet with his colleague that gel’s defining characteristic was its structure, not its liquid properties. Continue reading “Aerogel: The World’s Lightest Super Material” »

Top technology Prize recognizes the impact of directed evolution in green growth

Posted on June 8th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Last month, Technology Academy Finland (TAF) declared US innovator Dr. Frances Arnold as winner of the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize for her pioneering work on “directed evolution.” Continue reading “Top technology Prize recognizes the impact of directed evolution in green growth” »

Big Bucks for Bucky-balls

Posted on January 18th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Buckyballs

Image by Visitor7 (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

Looking to pick up a few extra dollars before the holiday credit card bills roll in? Seems there is building demand for endohedral fullerenes – the world’s most expensive material. Continue reading “Big Bucks for Bucky-balls” »

‘Flame On’ for the Holiday’s Hottest Gift

Posted on January 11th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

hoverboard fires plague new holiday gift

“Zero G Hands Free Segway” by Soar Boards, used under CC BY / Cropped and patched from original

Feeling burned by this holiday’s hottest gift? What was supposed to fuel this seasons tech innovation craze ends up sparking fires for hundreds of unsuspecting purchasers around the globe. While several potential reasons could be at play causing hoverboards to burst Continue reading “‘Flame On’ for the Holiday’s Hottest Gift” »

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6