15-04-12 - This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features a ‘smart’ window that can harness energy from the weather to change colour, a renewed debate over lawrencium’s position in the periodic table, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

Featured Stories

New aluminium battery can recharge in 60 seconds: [Article] [Study]

‘Smart’ window colour changes powered by weather: [Article] [Study]

Fracking activities could pollute nearby air: [Article] [Study]

Lawrencium’s periodic table position debated: [Article] [Study]

Ocean acidification caused a past mass extinction: [Article] [Study]

Other Stories This Week

Complex organic molecules in star’s protoplanetary disc: [Article] [Study]

Developing vaccines against food-borne illnesses: [Article] [Study]

Detecting kinase activity could aid drug discovery: [Article] [Study]

Metal clusters ‘mimic’ rare earth elements: [Article] [Study]

Graphene oxide causes diversification of soil bacteria: [Article] [Study]

Bacterial biosensors help detect pollutants: [Article] [Study]

Fish inspire transparent, oil-repellant underwater surface: [Article] [Study]

Camera images ethanol escaping from wine: [Article] [Study]

Silicon chip detects pathogens in blood samples: [Article] [Study]

Making quantum dots that emit white light: [Article] [Study]

Green method for hydrogen production reduces expense: [Article] [Study]

Lossless catalysis using palladium MOF with thiols: [Article] [Study]

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