Do we already know how to turn carbon dioxide emissions into fuel?

A team of scientists from the University of Toronto suggests they have found a way to convert all carbon dioxide emissions , responsible for the greenhouse effect, into energy-rich fuel in a carbon-neutral cycle that uses a very abundant natural resource: silicon . Silicon is the seventh most abundant element in the universe and the … Read more

Was ‘denim clothing’ already worn 6,200 years ago?

The term "cowboy" refers to a particular style of pants, called "blue jeans," which were invented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss & Co. in 1871. The oldest jeans surviving 2016 are Levi’s jeans from the approximately 1880s, found in 1998 in an excavation in Nevada . However, jeans are also characterized by a blue … Read more

Soon we will drink this alcohol that does not produce a hangover

Alcosynth is the brainchild of Professor David Nutt , Professor at Imperial College and former member of the UK Government Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, and while it causes the same mild state of euphoria, well-being and disinhibition in the brain It does not carry the hangover or discomfort associated with drunkenness . The good … Read more

This periodic table tells you what each element is used for

Chemistry is the building block of all the things that surround us, including ourselves, and for that reason the Periodic Table of the Elements is so important, where all the kinds of bricks that exist appear . The table had a first version was published by the Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleyev in 1869. However, the … Read more

This ‘bionic leaf’ forms compost for your plant

A ‘bionic’ leaf that uses bacteria, sunlight, water and air to compost the very soil where crops are grown has been developed by Harvard researchers. The development has presented results at the 253rd Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Bionic sheet This artificial leaf, of which we already knew previous developments , is used … Read more

The aroma of whiskey: the most effective way to recognize its origin

Mass spectrometry , which is what determines the volatile content and, consequently, the one that can provide information on the aroma of whiskey, has proven to be the most efficient technique to identify it , above ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy for color and infrared spectroscopy for taste. This is what a study carried out by researchers from … Read more

How Oxygen Was Found To Be What It Was

It was not until 1789 that the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier succeeded in showing the role of oxygen in combustion, and consequently exposed the phlogiston theory of Georg-Erns Stahl , which had dominated scientific thought for half a century (and that until not long ago, it also dominated much of the literature). Phlogiston was an … Read more

This is the oldest wine and is 8000 years old

Wikipedic authority limits itself to describing wine as a drink obtained through the fermentation of grapes, and that archaeological evidence suggests that this broth was first produced in the Neolithic, between 9000 and 4000 BC, in the Zagros Mountains. , between the north of present-day Iran and Armenia. The oldest known chemical evidence for wine, … Read more

All the elements of the periodic table can be converted into a gas

Although intuitively we discover great differences between solid, liquid or gaseous objects, they are fundamentally the same thing: it only differs in the behavior of the molecules that make them up . It was all gas For that reason, with enough heat, all the elements of the periodic table can theoretically turn into gas, no … Read more

How much oxygen does all mankind breathe?

It is the chemical element with atomic number 8, atomic mass 15.99 and symbol O; It is a colorless and odorless gas that is found in the air, in water, in living things and in most organic and inorganic compounds. It is also essential for human beings to live. But how much do we all … Read more

You discover why whiskey tastes better if you add a little water

Despite all the efforts that are taken to distill a good whiskey, abundant in nuances in both its flavor and aroma, it finally seems that adding a few drops of water improves the experience when tasting it . This idea was already considered agreed, but a group of Swedish scientists have found the reason chemically. … Read more

Inhaled Ketamine to Fight Depression? Is about to be approved

Until now, ketamine has been used as a tranquilizer for horses or a hallucinogenic drug, but for a few years the scientific literature has given it a therapeutic potential for severe depression despite its risks: addiction and psychosis. The FDA, however, would be on the verge of approving its commercialization in inhaled form . Esketamine … Read more

This new type of calcium salt could replace lithium in batteries that store solar and wind energy

A recently synthesized chemical could pave the way for the manufacture of calcium-based batteries, which could be safer and cheaper than current lithium-based models . Lithium-ion batteries in cell phones and other electronic devices have numerous drawbacks: they sometimes catch fire and rely on increasingly rare and toxic substances such as lithium and cobalt. Cheap … Read more

Why does toothpaste make everything we eat taste bad?

If you brush your teeth with a typical toothpaste, even if you rinse your mouth well afterwards, just take a simple orange juice for it to taste horrible. Why does toothpaste alter our sense of taste with this and other foods to such an extent? The secret lies in a single ingredient in toothpaste: sodium … Read more