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The Chemistry of Turmeric

If you’ve ever made a curry, you’ve likely used turmeric – you may even have some in your kitchen right now. It’s probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about doing chemistry, but there are actually some pretty neat chemistry tricks you can do with it! In this post, ... mehr

The Compound Interest Periodic Table of Data – New Elements Update!

With four new element names officially confirmed last week, it’s past time the Compound Interest Periodic Table of Data was updated to include them! Here’s the updated table with nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson in their rightful places; the version above has a key denoting the ... mehr

A Basic Guide to How LED Lights Work

Christmas isn’t far off now, and whether you’re celebrating it or not, you’ve may well have started seeing Christmas lights starting to appear adorning houses and Christmas trees. How do these lights actually work, and how can they be made to produce such an array of colours? This graphic t ... mehr

The Dark Side of Fireworks

Many of us enjoyed watching spectacular fireworks displays to usher in the new year. However, the vibrant colours of fireworks belie the effects that they can have on the environment. With this graphic, we take a look at some of the issues that they can cause. mehr

Nobel Prize in Physics 2016

Der diesjährige Nobelpreis für Physik geht an David Thouless, Duncan Haldane und Michael Kosterlitz für das entwickeln von mathematischen Modellen zur Beschreibung von ungewöhnlichen Materiezuständen. mehr

Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

Der Nobelpreis für Physik wurde an Takaaki Kajita und Arthur B. McDonald für die Entdeckung der Neutrinomasse verliehen. mehr

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015

Der Nobelpreis für Chemie 2015 wurde Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich und Aziz Sancar für das kartieren der DNA-Zellreparatur verliehen. mehr

The Nobel Prize Medals (and How to Make Them Disappear)

Next week, the winners of this year’s batch of Nobel Prizes will be announced. Every winner receives a Nobel Prize medal, featuring a portrait of the founder of the prizes, Albert Nobel. This graphic takes a look at the composition of these medals – and how chemistry was once used to make t ... mehr

Molecular Machines

Today the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa for their work on the design and production of molecular machines with controllable movements. mehr

Chemical Warfare

A range of different chemicals were used as weapons throughout WWI. The French were actually the first to utilise them in conflict, when they attempted to use tear gas against the German army in August 1914. The precise agent used seems to be uncertain, with both xylyl bromide and ethyl bro ... mehr

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