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Liquid shock absorbers
Remarkable liquid materials called colloids stiffen under impact. Researchers funded by the SNSF have studied the effect of powerful impacts such as those produced by firearms or micrometeorites. At first glance, colloids resemble homogeneous liquids such as milk or blood plasma. But in fact they c more
Scientists getting warmer on mimicking anti-freeze in nature
Researchers from the University of Leeds have taken an important step forward in mimicking nature's prowess at protecting cells from deep-freeze conditions. The new research reveals how glycerol prevents ice crystals from forming in water as the solution is cooled to -35°C, with important implicatio more
BASF and Oleon celebrate grand opening of propylene glycol production plant
The oleochemical company Oleon has started up a new manufacturing plant for producing bio propylene glycol (PG) from glycerin in Ertvelde, Belgium. The plant is the first of its type worldwide, leveraging a highly sustainable production process developed and licensed by BASF and jointly realized wit more