Tagged: chemistry

Calcium, the sixth taste?

Calcium is something of a double-edged sword. Too much of the essential element is as dangerous as too little, either case adversely affecting health in animals from humans to mice to fruit flies. Sensing...

Key component to scale up quantum computing invented

A team at the University of Sydney and Microsoft, in collaboration with Stanford University in the US, has miniaturised a component that is essential for the scale-up of quantum computing. The work constitutes the...

Making copper the ancient way

Historically, copper was the first metal to be worked by people. The discovery that it could be hardened with a little tin to form the alloy bronze gave the name to the Bronze Age....

Brave new world of nanotechnology

Manmade nanoparticles are being added to more and more foods, drugs, and other products and are ultimately finding their way into the environment. The name of these minuscule particles comes from the word “nanometer,”...

$500,000 of Calcium

The rare isotope Calcium-48 plays a key role in the creation of superheavy elements. But it’s not easy to obtain. Filmed at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, in Dubna, Russia. Calcium-48 is a...