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Creating Chemistry Magazine: Issue five 2015

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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.

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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.

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Keeping the world moving

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

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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.

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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.

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Floating air purifiers

Every movement they make circulates and cleans the air.

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Safety in a spray can

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

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Energy grows on trees

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

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Plastic: A victim of its own success?

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

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Innovative uses for 3D printing

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

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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.

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The chemistry of cooking

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

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Bubbles with great potential

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

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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.

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The source of progress

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

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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.

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Steady voltage, for smartphones, tablets and more?

A powder made from iron scrap protects our electronic devices.

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Creating Chemistry Issue five 2015

Creating Chemistry Issue five 2015