Catalyst Volume 24 Issue 2
This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles:
This article looks at types of parasitic plants and how they derive their nutrients from the root systems of other plants.
This article looks at how geothermal energy is derived from hot rocks below the Earth's surface and can be used for heating or to generate electricity.
Music technologist Jez Wells explains how electronic systems can produce sounds which merge the qualities of different musical instruments.
This article looks at the work of Alfred Russel Wallace who developed a theory of evolution in parallel with Charles Darwin.
This article explores how microbes communicate and how, by growing two different microbes together, it is possible to discover new substances which may be useful in medicine.
This article describes how to make ice cream using a mixture of ice and salt, without the need of a freezer.
This article explains the properties of the metal palladium, and how it can be used for a vast array of objects.
This article reports from the 37th meeting of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS).
This article looks at 3D printing, a new technology which is rapidly finding applications.
This Catalyst article explores how microbes communicate and how, by growing two different microbes together, it is possible to discover new substances which may be useful in medicine. Microbial communication happens by small bioactive molecules which the cells release into and receive from the environment. In this...
This Catalyst article describes how to make ice cream using a mixture of ice and salt, without the need of a freezer. Detailed instructions and an explanation of how it works is included, as well as a link to a video showing how the process can be sped up using liquid nitrogen.
What do dental fillings, catalytic converters, mobile phones and jewellery have in common? They all make use of the metal palladium. This Catalyst article explains the properties of this metal, and how it can be used for a vast array of objects.
With so many research groups across the world, it can be difficult for scientists to keep on top of the latest developments and findings. As well as publishing in journals (such as Nature or Science), researchers communicate their results at scientific conferences. These range in size from small, specialist...