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Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy detects Universe’s first molecule in space
The researchers have finally detected the most ancient type of molecule in our universe in space for the first time ever. They used NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) to detect helium hydride in a planetary nebula NGC 7027 ..
Tags: Acids • Astronomical observatories • Cations • Chemical elements • Chemistry
Helium hydride ion to be the first molecule detected in space
NASA’s flying observatory SOFIA has detected Helium hydride ion (HeH+), the first molecule that formed almost 14 billion years ago towards a planetary nebulae. It is the first type of molecule that formed in the universe after the Big Bang. ..
Tags: Cations • Chemical elements • Chemistry • Heh • Helium
ILO lists 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy among world’s major industrial accidents of 20th century
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has recently released the report titled ‘The Safety and Health at the Heart of the Future of Work – Building on 100 years of experience’. In it, the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which killed thousands ..
Tags: Bhopal • Bhopal disaster • Chemistry • Environment • Isocyanate
Scientists at University of Edinburgh discovers chain-melted state of matter
The scientists at University of Edinburgh have discovered a new state of physical matter – which allows atoms to exist as both solid and liquid at the same time. Until now, atoms in physical matter were understood to exist typically ..
Tags: Absolute zero • Atom • Bismuth • Chemical elements • Chemistry
State of Global Air 2019 report released by Boston-based Health Effects Institute
The State of the Global Air 2019 report has recently released by the Boston-based Health Effects Institute (HEI). The report revealed that 1.2 million Indians lost their lives due to exposure to unsafe air in 2017. Now, in India, air ..
Tags: Air pollution • Chemistry • Ozone • Particulates • Pollutants
IIT Madras converts petroleum waste toluene into useful product
Using platinum nanocatalyst, a two-member team at the IIT Madras has successfully converted petroleum waste-product toluene into benzoic acid. Benzoic acid is used as a food preservative (E210) and medicine for fungal/bacterial infection. Toluene is converted into benzoic acid through ..
Tags: Benzoic acid • Chemical substances • Chemistry • Excipients • GABAA receptor positive allosteric modulators