Can quantum tug-of-war explain water’s weirdness?

An international team of researchers has used a high-speed electron camera to observe the atomic motion of liquid water for the first time. These observations – which reveal the quantum nature of how hydrogen atoms interact – bring scientists one step closer to understanding the weird and wacky properties of water, like its unusually high … Continue reading Can quantum tug-of-war explain water’s weirdness?

Glowing, colour-changing polymer

An international team of chemists, including some Australians, have developed a type of polymer that can glow in a broad range of colours. Fluorescent molecules are useful for lighting, solar cell research, medical imaging, and biological lab tests like PCR tests, among other things. It can be difficult to achieve precise colours in fluorescent dyes, … Continue reading Glowing, colour-changing polymer