Researchers Develop ‘Special Molecule’ That Can Remove Radioactive Elements From Nuclear Waste

Researchers Develop ‘Special Molecule’ That Can Remove Radioactive Elements From Nuclear Waste

A team of chemists from Indiana University has developed a new chemical principle which could help create specially engineered molecules that extract radioactive elements from nuclear waste. The method which could significantly reduce the volume of these radioactive materials will also be applicable to “molecules created to extract chemical pollutants from water and soil."

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

Onions make you cry because the chemical irritant known as syn-Propanethial S-oxide is released into the air during slicing. When this irritant comes in contact with the cornea – the front surface of the eye, it is detected by the central nervous system and eventually causes the lacrimal (tear) glands to release tears in order to wash the irritant and neutralize the effect.