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405, 2019

#ChemMonthly April 2019: The Universe’s first molecule and making graphene with hair removal wax

May 4th, 2019|

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on the observation of the universe’s first molecule in space, a new method for making graphene using hair removal wax, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.

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305, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 026: Iron: Blood, Mars, and magnetic fields

May 3rd, 2019|

Element 26 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is iron – found in our blood, on the Red Planet, and also responsible for our own planet’s magnetic field.

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3004, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 025: Manganese: Rail tracks and drinks cans

April 30th, 2019|

Element 25 in our International Year of the Periodic Table elements series is manganese, found in railways, our bones and enzymes, and drinks cans.

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2804, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 024: Chromium: Rubies, chrome-plating, and yellow buses

April 28th, 2019|

Element 24 in our International Year of the Periodic Table elements series is chromium. It’s the element that gives rubies their colour and is also responsible for the characteristic yellow colour of school buses.

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2404, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 023: Vanadium: Hardened steel and yellow blood

April 24th, 2019|

Element 23 in our International Year of the Periodic Table elements series is vanadium. Vanadium is found in some steels to improve their hardness and is also behind the yellow blood of some animals.

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1804, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 022: Titanium: Sunscreens and space stations

April 18th, 2019|

Element 22 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is titanium. A key component of many sunscreens, titanium is also found in the parts of the International Space Station, as well as in artificial joints.

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