Category Archives: Basic Chemisty

periodic table

IUPAC Verifies the Discovery of Four New Chemical Elements

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has reviewed the literature for elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 and has concluded that the claims for their discovery fulfill the criteria outlined by the IUPAC in 1991. The new elements complete the 7th row of the periodic table. The discoverers will be invited to […]

Wireless Transmitter Powered by Urine and Microbes

Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE) have created a wearable wireless transmitter powered with urine. The user carries microbial fuel cells (MFCs) in its socks, and the cells are fed with urine that is supplied by the user’s movement. The researchers were able to send a signal to a PC with the […]

3d skin

3-D Human Skin Maps Unveiled

With the use of skin swabs of 400 different body sites of two healthy adult volunteers, researchers at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences constructed the first-ever 3-D skin maps. These 3D skin maps uncover the molecular topography of the skin surface, allowing future studies of the interrelationship […]

Confirmed Vibrational Bond

New Chemical Bond Confirmation Calls to Revise Science Textbooks

Researchers in Canada have proven the existence of a hypothetical chemical bond called ‘vibrational bond’, predicted more than 25 years ago. The bond hypothesized by Donald Fleming from University of British Columbia way back in 1989, was confirmed by researchers in a reaction between bromine and muonium- a hydrogen isotope. Fleming had predicted the formation of an intermediate […]