Today’s Solutions: June 19, 2024

Conveyor belt above heap of sawdust

Scientists use wood waste and water to create sustainable disinfectant

While the use of disinfectants has already been a regular thing for many people when cleaning their homes, the pandemic has called for unprecedented sanitization of our close surroundings.  While good at their job, some disinfectants, such as chlorine-based ones, are actually environmentally Read More...

Revolutionary software transla

Revolutionary software translates chemist’s words into drug recipes

For years, chemist Lee Cronin of the University of Glasgow has dreamed of a future where researchers can distribute and produce molecules as easily as they email and print PDFs. That future has arrived thanks to Cronin and his colleagues, who have designed a system of chemical computers or Read More...

Chemistry is helping raise the

Chemistry is helping raise the standard of recycling

Recycling is mistakenly thought of as a solution for plastic waste, but the truth is there are many types of plastics that cannot properly be recycled. That goes for many other materials such as textiles. Fortunately, chemistry is pointing the way towards cleaner, better means of recycling waste. Read More...

Putting out fires with lemons

Putting out fires with lemons

Why is yogurt the best remedy when a chili pepper sets your tongue on fire? This was one of the questions Swedish product developer Mats Nilsson asked himself when he wanted to know more about flame retardants, the chemicals that for decades have been added to everything from furniture and Read More...

Sustainable extravagance

Sustainable extravagance

A new vision of the industrial economy sees the world as a cherry tree William McDonough and Michael Braungart | November 2004 issue Nature is nothing if not extravagant. Four billion years of natural design, has yielded such a profusion of biological forms we can barely grasp the diversity of Read More...