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enzyme engineering

Innovative enzyme engineering method unlocks new chemical reactions

Scientists have unlocked a new method for creating chemical reactions that breaks from the previously understood rules of enzyme engineering. This could open up a wide range of new applications, from creating drugs to methods of food production.

A Chemical physicist joins a NASA-funded project to study liquid on Titan, Saturn’s largest...

Gerrick Lindberg is collaborating on a NASA-funded study of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, and the liquid on its surface.
lunar meteorite

Analysing a new high-pressure mineral from a lunar meteorite

An international collaboration of researchers has discovered a new high-pressure mineral in a lunar meteorite, offering some insight into what happens to materials within...
Asteroid sample

NASA has collected an asteroid sample to be studied on Earth

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has successfully collected a large asteroid sample. The process of stowing the asteroid sample...
genome editing

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for advancements in genome editing

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna for developing one of the most important genome editing...
ferritic steel

New review analyses why hydrogen makes ferritic steel brittle

A new paper by researchers at the American Institute of Physics discusses how advances in science can help us understand why hydrogen makes ferritic...
star formation in galaxies

Revolutionising how we understand star formation in galaxies

Researchers from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) have developed a new way to study star formation in galaxies from the birth...
chemical industry

European chemical industry: Increasing sustainability and digitisation

Cefic’s Executive Director for Innovation, Pierre Barthelemy, spoke to The Innovation Platform about the clear role of the chemical industry in enabling Europe to...
spent lithium-ion batteries

Using food waste to extract precious metals from spent lithium-ion batteries

Research led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, has developed a method of extracting precious metals from lithium-ion batteries, using waste orange peel. The team created...

Study reveals the properties of astatine, the rarest element on Earth

Researchers at CERN’s ISOLDE facility have successfully measured the electron affinity of astatine, the rarest naturally occurring element on Earth. For the first time, scientists...

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