Hybrid research

  Currently, there is a differentiation between fundamental research and applied science. In general, universities are focused in the first one, based on increasing knowledge, while companies look for applied science. Not only are they interested in its short term… Leer más →

FAQ’s for a PhD

Commonly used in customer service, FAQ means Frequently Asked Questions. Being a PhD people is usually asking me the same things. It could be surprising that society has a lack of knowledge about these issues; however, those who are in… Leer más →

Nuclear chemistry could be the solution to world energy crisis

Carbon dioxide is a major environmental problem, despite the efforts done by scientist in order to find new energy sources, most of them are not totally carbon free. Electric cars for instance, require the production of electricity. Not until a… Leer más →

What is Circular Economy?

Circular economy is a philosophy which can be applied to different areas, though it is mainly used in regards to society as well as industrial processes. The origins of these concepts are set in an article written by Keneth E…. Leer más →

Is it rational to be optimistic about the future?

Matt Ridley thinks that it is. Born in United Kingdom, this scientist shows in Rational Optimist his point of view about human evolution. Analysing changes that happened from mankind was based on hunting to the current society; he makes an… Leer más →

Bad results

In science the bad results are not results, they are not published, nor part of a work, they are simply a waste of time, something which must be erased and nobody will remember. In the most common scheme scientific papers… Leer más →

Insights of today’s science, how to overcome downsides

Researchers all over the world are obsessed with one action, publish. Nor are the experiments neither their scientific problems that they deal with are the worries the most to the science community. If someone wants to success in this world… Leer más →

A six bonded carbon atom

Breaking with until now established rules, Professor K. Seppelt and his coworkers have obtained a crystal structure where carbon atoms have six bonds. Seppelt, leads a group which has achieved to change some theoretical concepts of bonding theory. Between more… Leer más →

What do you say to your relatives or friends when they ask you what is the utility of your research?

Every scientist has been asked what is the utility of your research? Sometimes is difficult to find the answer, especially when you do not expect this question. This is common among scientists, especially among those involved in basic research. Basic… Leer más →

An invention could change everything

History has provided many examples of inventions which have changed society. Agriculture modified the style of live by changing nomadic for sedentary life. This fact allowed a growth of population and the beginning of bureaucracy. Another big jump was the… Leer más →

How to become a runner

Actually jogging is trending. Many people started to take part in popular races and runners are everywhere, in parks, in the countryside… even when it is cold and it is raining. People who do not run could think “are they… Leer más →

Gold in the sea

As we all know, the sea water is salt water. We say this for its taste but also for its salt content, for most people something salty has sodium chloride. However, in oceans there are many other different salts between… Leer más →

Catalysts, the philosopher’s stone of the XXI century

Alchemy always sought the philosopher’s stone -not Harry Potter’s-, a substance that should be able to turn any metal into gold and  give eternal life to anyone who knew how to handle it. From a current point of view these… Leer más →

Sceptical people is essential

Skepticism is the ability of question everything established. Skeptical people use to search splitting hairs, sometimes this kind of people can be considered like a pain in the ass. But in some cases this quality can lead people to new… Leer más →

Exponential growth

Fermin is an athlete who trains daily following a routine of progressive training. Three days a week he approaches the track, which is 400 meters long in the lane 1. His training methodology is below described. During the initial laps… Leer más →

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