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2022-03-21T10:42:43+01:001 March 2022|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Giulio Natta: «Madam, take care that it is made of Moplen!»

2021-11-28T22:04:06+01:0025 November 2021|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , |

It's the 10 December 1963 When, in cold Stockholm, something out of the ordinary happens. In very exceptional cases, in a Stockholm Concert Hall packed with personalities in elegant suits, the King of Sweden, Gustav VI Adolf, gets up to join a mild-faced scientist, who cannot move to receive the Nobel Prize, due to Parkinson's disease. That calm face is that of the Italian chemist Giulio Natta, who is about to receive the Nobel Prize "for his discovery in the field of high polymer chemistry", "The greatest form of freedom is to be able to ask ourselves where we come from and where we are going." In. "The greatest form of freedom is to be able to ask ourselves where we come from and where we are going." In [...]

A glass of water, Thank you!

2021-12-08T13:03:58+01:0023 September 2021|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , , |

When you go to the restaurant and ask for a glass of water, it's okay if they give you tap water or ask for bottled water? Many people still don't trust drinking tap water and prefer bottled water; ISTAT reports that in the 2019 around 29% of Italians follow this trend, with higher numbers in Sardinia (59,9%) and Sicily (53,1%), while Umbria is in the lead for the consimo of bottled water. What is it we don't like about tap water? The water we drink, whether it is bottled or not, comes from superficial sources, come [...]

You would never eat a cobalt atom?

2021-07-14T17:23:38+02:0021 February 2021|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , , |

We hear and read around a lot of confusion on a hotly debated topic; doubts about what we eat, we ingest, we drink or inject, they have always been there. Often these are legitimate doubts, but in some cases they are more than anything else dictated by the lack of understanding that one has of the magical world of biochemistry. In what we eat, in what we drink, sometimes even in what they inject us to cure us or administer to make us stronger against disease, there are inorganic elements, often metals. These iron atoms, Chrome, Selenium, Cobalt, Nickel, etc. [...]

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