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How to make the most of carbon dioxide

Nature – Researchers hope to show that using the gas as a raw material could make an impact on climate change.

How Singapore Developed Its Chemical Enterprise

C&EN – To mark last month’s independence day celebrations, C&EN looks back at the country’s struggles.

The slow-chemistry movement

Nature – Slow, solid-state reactions used by lichens and Renaissance pigment-makers could help to make chemistry greener.

Geothermal’s Carbon Dioxide Boost

Discover – Carbon dioxide, the bane of climate change, can serve a positive role to boost geothermal energy output.

Degrees of separation

Nature – Chemists hope to break China’s monopoly on rare-earth elements by finding cheap, efficient ways to extract them from ore.

Solar Cells — Now In A Rainbow Of Colors

Science – Researchers have made solar cells in several colors that still perform efficiently.

New Fabric Turns Your Body Into A Furnace

Science – Researchers have created a new cloth that warms up with just a bit of electricity and traps body heat more efficiently than standard cotton fabric.

Hey, Want To Hang Out? Pheromone Cocktail Traps Bedbugs

Science – Scientists are reporting a combination of six chemicals that lure and trap bedbugs by mimicking a pheromone.

New Screen Design Could Extend Smart Phone Battery Life

Science – A newly designed polarizer with much higher energy efficiency could help to extend devices’ battery lives.

    “The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?” - Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone