Wyly Wade

Month: June 2016

Proactive & Pragmatic: How India Rethought Security Post The Mumbai Attacks

Algren, played by Tom Cruise, is haunted by thoughts of the atrocities he committed in the battles against Native Americans. Katsumoto wants to know more about these battles, and Algren’s role in them. “I wish to learn,” he says. Algren rebuffs him, suggesting he “read a book” instead, to which Katsumoto responds by saying he’d…

Engineering Chinese chemists have developed a super efficient method for turning polyethylene, the plastic which makes up almost all of the bags and bottles you use and throw away on a daily basis, into a liquid fuel.

Polyethylene (PE) is the largest-volume synthetic polymer, and its chemical inertness makes its degradation by low-energy processes a challenging problem. We report a tandem catalytic cross alkane metathesis method for highly efficient degradation of polyethylenes under mild conditions. With the use of widely available, low-value, short alkanes (for example, petroleum ethers) as cross metathesis partners,…

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