Tagged: Environment

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The Rise and Fall of Tributyltin

A long-standing area of research is that of stannanes – or organotin compounds. First discovered almost 200 years ago, they continue to be relevant in industry and academia today. Although the mono- and tetra- substituted derivatives of tin are relatively...

Why Do All Snowflakes Have Six Sides?

Merry Christmas! As we relax and unwind this holiday season, look out the window and observe the falling of snowflakes (if you’re fortunate enough to be able to!). Each icy crystal begins its existence high up in the atmosphere and...

The Songs Whales Sing Carry Big Mysteries

Beneath the surface of the oceans, there is silence. Rarely disturbed, it is often forgotten that sound travels through water four times faster than in air. Whales have taken advantage of this, using low amplitude vocalizations that can be heard...

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91? 95? E20?? A Guide to Petrol Ratings

You drive into a gas (petrol) station and without hesitation, fill your car’s tank with 91 rated fuel – unleaded, of course. And no way are you touching that E10 or E20, they’re dodgy and will mess with your engine!...