Thanks to modern technology and chemistry, there’s now copper nanotubes. Copper nanotubes with the natural acronym of CuNTs.
Police destroy the largest synthetic drug production site ever discovered in Europe. There goes everyone’s winter holiday in Spain.
A vast ecstasy laboratory, the largest ever discovered, was recently busted and dismantled in Belgium. The site was run by five men, four Dutch and one Belgian, covering 1000 square meters and pumping out millions upon millions of euros worth of party fuel.
There are lots of weird lakes out there, but one lake in Tanzania has just the right pH so that any animal unlucky enough to fall into its waters are preserved and calcified for eternity. Apparently, there are such frozen bodies of birds and bats all over this demon pond.
Hydrogen, and hydrogen bonds are the building blocks of everything physical. These tiny bits of stuff, just a few atoms attached to another few atoms, was photographed for the first time ever by scientists in Communist China. Commies! Damn!
To create these remarkable images, a team led by Xiaohui Qiu and Zhihai Cheng of China’s National Center for Nanoscience & Technology, along with Wei Ji of Renmin University of China, used noncontact AFM to scan for the forces that rest between molecules in variety of compounds. The winning combination was 8-hydroxyquinoline (an organic compound) deposited on a copper surface.