Material Science

Molecular Mixing Creates Super Stable Glass

Gothenburg, Sweden — Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in creating a new type of super-stable, durable glass with potential applications ranging from medicines,...

Unbreakable Glass Inspired by Seashells

Montréal, QC — Scientists from McGill University develop stronger and tougher glass, inspired by the inner layer of mollusk shells. Instead of shattering upon impact, the new material has the resiliency...

Colour Coding Molecular Mirror Images

Kanazawa, Japan — Enantiomers are molecules that are each other’s mirror image — like one’s left and right hand.  They are said to be chiral, chirality being the term for ‘displaying handedness’. ...

Pyrrole Chemistry: Good Things Come in Threes

Sapporo, Japan — A new approach leads to the long-awaited formation of rings made of three pyrroles, which could be used to produce compounds with a host of interesting properties, and explains why...

New Research Advances Clean Energy Solutions

Tempe, AZ — Meeting society’s growing energy needs has become a daunting challenge for humanity. Demands for energy are expected to nearly double by the year 2050, while the effects of climate change,...

Supersolid in a New Dimension

Innsbruck, Austria — Quantum gases are very well suited for investigating the microscopic consequences of interactions in matter. Today, scientists can precisely control individual particles in extremely...

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