Ritchie’s brilliant exposé of just about everything that is wrong with science today deserves approbation from the whole scientific community.
With journalistic flair, unlimited enthusiasm, and enviable travel funds, Moskvitch has visited radio telescopes on five continents, spoken to many of the key researchers including Jocelyn Bell, and managed to connect a surprising number of dots to give a big picture view of the Universe.
The International Energy Agency’s comprehensive energy roadmap models for the first-time report how the world can achieve net-zero carbon emissions in 2050 and limit global warming to 1.5°C. However, while welcoming the report, some environmental NGOs have criticised the IEA. Read the C&I Magazine news article.
Applied chemistry highlights for June 2021.
If there is one thing the various diverse ideas for the future of our cities have in common, it is they all draw inspiration from the natural world.
US scientists report converting polyethylene into jet fuel and lubricants under relatively mild conditions using ruthenium on carbon as a catalyst.
With a virtual event for 2021, PittCon saw fewer product launches by the major instrument providers, changing the focus to smaller laboratory equipment suppliers. Neil Eisberg reports. Read the full article in C&I Magazine.
Scientists have made a battery comprised of a polypeptide backbone decorated with viologen and nitroxide radicals. The approach avoids the ethical and environmental issues associated with obtaining lithium and cobalt, key constituents of lithium-ion batteries. Read the C&I Magazine article.
Scientists have developed a new material that improves the resolution of an ordinary light microscope so it can be used to examine fine details in living cells. Read more in C&I Magazine.
A natural analgesic with a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine could pave the way to a new approach in pain management – by interacting with a recently discovered opioid receptor (Sig. Transduct. Target Ther., doi: 10.1038/s41392-021-00548-w). Read the C&I Magazine news story.