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Creating Chemistry Magazine: Issue five 2015

The future of mobility

Mobility in the 21st century requires innovation. Discover cities and technologies that demonstrate how it’s possible to meet the challenge of the century.

Mobility in the city of tomorrow

Autonomous vehicles, road signs on demand, self-driving capsules and cars that can be folded up for parking: A vision of how we could move around in the city of tomorrow.

Keeping the world moving

Mary Crass of the International Transport Forum about strategies to improve mobility worldwide.

Developing the batteries that will drive the future

Improving the performance of batteries is what drives researchers at BASF’s Battery Materials Lab in Amagasaki, Japan.

3D in real time

The XperYenZ™ sensor system is the first that, in real time, can measure the distance to an object using the light reflected by it.

Floating air purifiers

Every movement they make circulates and cleans the air.

Safety in a spray can

When sprayed onto clothing or a bicycle, the safety spray LifePain is reflective in the glare of car headlights.

Energy grows on trees

With 54 microturbines that look like leaves, the Arbre à Vent® can generate energy nearly without making any noise

Plastic: A victim of its own success?

Plastics under discussion: Two experts share their views on plastics.

Innovative uses for 3D printing

3D printing is evolving rapidly. Innovative applications around the world appear almost every day.

How will we feed ourselves in the future?

Global food production needs to rise to provide a nutritious diet for everyone. Ideas from around the world could change the way we eat.

The chemistry of cooking

Writer Harold McGee on popular food myths and the science behind them.

Bubbles with great potential

Foams provide a wide variety of products, from mattresses to car bodies and chocolate mousse, with special properties.

Frustration can be the mother of invention

Inventor and industrial designer Sir James Dyson wants to inspire the next generation of engineers with his foundation.

The source of progress

Without innovation, progress is impossible. What is the essence of innovation and how can it be fostered?

Pioneering thinker – then and now: catalysis

In 1823, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner discovered platinum catalysis. Ferdi Schüth later paved the way for high throughput technology to be used in catalysis.

Steady voltage, for smartphones, tablets and more?

A powder made from iron scrap protects our electronic devices.

Creating Chemistry Issue five 2015

Creating Chemistry Issue five 2015