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New biofuel cells will retire toxic metals

Natural enzymes can replace the expensive and toxic precious metals used in fuel cells.

New substance attenuates E.coli

An artificial molecule can impair the E.coli-bacteria’s aptitude to cause illness. This may have wider impact than solely for the illnesses this bacteria causes. The discovery may also prove a valuable contribution in the struggle against the increasing threat from antibiotics resistance.

Scientists discover impossible hydrogen bond

This type of bonding was previously considered near impossible.

Doctor of hollandaise

Not too much heat, whisk well, and make sure you use enough water. Then you’re on your way to a good butter sauce.

Could laser light and nanoparticles replace chemotherapy?

Scientists are investigating the possibility of eliminating malignant tumours using lasers. The collaborative efforts between physicists and doctors is already producing promising results.

Historic discovery: huge electric field occurs spontaneously in laughing gas

Scientists have discovered a new, astonishing electric phenomenon.

Scientists create crystals that absorb and store oxygen

New substance binds extremely concentrated quantities of oxygen, could have many uses as the oxygen can be released again when needed.

Opinion: Is chemistry going backward in Norway?

Governments come and go and, with each government, comes a new science policy in Norway, and a new buzzword. Yet, as I look at my own field – chemistry, a major area of science – there seems to have been scant progress over the last two decades.

Danish scientists are turning CO2 into medicine

We should find more ways to reuse CO2, says scientists who just developed a method to turn the greenhouse gas into medicine.

Cancer cells on a mission to the ISS

As part of an international project, a Danish professor will soon be sending a batch of thyroid cancer cells out into space.