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In his book, Paul Halpern uses a surprising pairing of characters as the focal point of his investigations into the physics of mysterious actions, namely the pioneering theoretician of quantum mechanics Wolfgang Pauli (1900–58) and the eminent psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961).
Science journalist Debora MacKenzie in her first book investigates the rapidly developing Covid-19 story up to June 2020. She addresses several basic scientific questions on how the virus got started; when it was first identified; and what steps were taken to impede its progression.
People in their 60s and 70s who regularly consume walnuts may have reduced inflammation, associated with a lower risk of heart disease, researchers report. Read more in C&I magazine.
Graphene and other two-dimensional materials can be given a host of exciting new properties, including superconductivity and magnetism, as Jon Evans discovers. Read the C&I magazine feature article.
Graphene is the wonder material consisting of sheets of carbon atoms one atom thick. It is expected to boost performance of solar cells, fuel cells, LEDs and more. Read more in C&I magazine.
Two-dimensional materials like graphene are usually made by sequentially exfoliating a single layer of carbon atoms – arranged in a flat sheet – which are then used to produce the desired structures. However, producing layers and combining them to make complex, sandwich-like materials is challenging. To fully exploit the potential of graphene, there is a need for scalable manufacturing techniques. Read the C&I news article.
The earliest agricultural civilisations in the Middle East were built around managing mountain water supplies, holding back water to irrigate lowland areas. Mountain water is still critical in many regions. But it is increasingly threatened by the impacts of climate change, Anthony King reports. Read the feature article in C&I Magazine.
All the latest mergers and acquisitions, major projects and investments throughout the chemical industry for December 2020.
A type of ‘super pea’ may help control blood sugar levels and could reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a new UK study which suggests incorporating pea flour into foods. Read more in C&I Magazine.