Farm to Face: going back to nature for skin care regime

Cosmetics industry undergoing a drastic change, consumers prefer Organic and Natural products

aditi-mansi-vyas-azafranIn an interview Aditi Vyas and Mansi Vyas, directors, Azafran Innovacion with Chemical Today magazine talk about how the cosmetics industry is undergoing a drastic change with the rise of customer consciousness for organic and natural products over chemical alternatives and how we are going back to Mother Nature to find the answers to unleash beauty. Read More



Researchers develop stronger turbine blades with refractory ceramic

kyoto-university-molybdenum-silicideGas turbines are the motors that generate power in plants. The working temperatures of their burning frameworks can surpass 1600 degrees Celsius. The nickel-based turbine sharp edges utilized as a part of these frameworks melt at temperatures 200 degrees Celsius lower and in this manner require air-cooling to work. Turbine sharp edges made out of materials with higher liquefying temperatures would require less fuel utilization and lead to lower CO2 emanations. Read More


A cell in spinach uses sunlight to produce electricity: research

technion-spinach-cellUsing a simple membrane extract from spinach leaves, researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a bio-photo-electro-chemical (BPEC) cell that produces electricity and hydrogen from water using sunlight. The raw material of the device is water, and its products are electric current, hydrogen and oxygen. Read More



Small molecules lead to major change in reaction outcomes

yale-university-small-moleculesYale University scientists have found a way to re-wire the behavior of an important group of small molecules involved in the synthesis of carbon-to-oxygen chemical bonds. The process allows small, synthetic molecules to exhibit the functional diversity of much larger enzymatic catalysts, and offers a promising new tool for synthesizing therapeutics based on natural products. The findings appear in the journal ACS Central Science. Read More