Limburgerhof, Germany (ots) - - Interceptor® bed nets key factor for decrease in malaria infection in Jabote community (Brazil) - Positive spiral effect: less malaria, more kids in school - Cross reference: Pictures are available via epa european pressphoto agency and can be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.presseportal.de/pm/16344/basf_se/?keygroup=bild - April 25th marks the fourth annual celebration of World ...
Ludwigshafen (ots) - In this podcast you will learn how chemical innovations from BASF help to develop a versatile high-tech foam. Basotect is an intelligent foam which, thanks to its versatility, can be used in simple as well as technically demanding applications. It can be used for cleaning ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - Just like animals and human beings, plants can get sick. In many cases, the cause is a fungus. Not a mushroom like you see poking up out of the ground in the woods, but a network of branching, filamentary cells that botanists call 'hyphae'. In entertaining episodes our Chemical Reporter answers questions of our Podcast listeners ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - This is a special edition of BASF's audio magazine for innovation on the occasion of the EU approval for commercial cultivation of the starch potato Amflora. With the help of plant biotechnology BASF developed a special potato named Amflora. The starch derived from Amflora has only one component - amylopectin. Due to this ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - In this podcast you will learn how chemical innovations from BASF help to develop a new, extremely scratch-resistant clearcoat for cars. The new, extremely scratch-resistant clearcoat iGloss not only provides auto bodies with a brilliant and robust exterior, but also gives ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - If you glance at yourself in a looking glass and notice that you are beginning to look a little dull around the edges - or have maybe even developed black spots - there is a scientific reason for the phenomenon. A mirror can be robbed of its reflective power by the chemical ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - Frozen water can be lots of fun. For example, if you have a pair of skates, you can perform elegant moves on the surface of solid-phase H2O. Or you can roll together the fluffy ice crystals that fall from the sky into a snowman. But drivers like it less. They much prefer water ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - There have been plenty of attempts all over the world to influence the weather with chemical tricks. In Thailand, for example, what is called the 'fon luang', or 'king's rain', is aimed at preventing drought, while what are known as 'hail planes' regularly take to the skies in ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - In the history of our attempts to master chemistry, explorations of fire are certainly among the most ancient experiments ever performed. And although we have controlled it for thousands of years, the magic of fire remains spellbinding. Take sparklers, for example. There's ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - Beer has a long history. Experts say humanity has known the alcoholic beverage for more than 5,000 years. When you think about it that adds up to a lot of hangovers, which is why it's a good thing that modern breweries have also figured out how to make beer that doesn't contain ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - Hard water - sounds like white and flaky showerheads, encrusted water cookers, or stopped-up pipes. Although the clear water that comes jetting out of the faucet might look soft and innocent, it contains substances that can turn pretty hard. Just let a little water from your ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - Sugar and sweetener - both taste sweet, which is just another way of saying that both interact with the 'sweetness' taste receptors on your tongue. But that's about all they have in common. Otherwise, sugar and sweetener don't ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - In this podcast you will learn how the eco-efficiency analysis helps you to determine how you can reduce the consumption of energy and materials and how to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Every product leaves some ecological traces behind. But how can you record all of the relevant ecological criteria involved in the ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - When the first non-stick cookware arrived on the market back in the mid-1950s, it was an instant hit. The images of fried eggs or pancakes sliding straight out of the pan onto the plate proved irresistible to consumers. As with so many other products, however, the discovery ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - The key to understanding lies in the molecular structure of hair. A single hair is made up of a bundle of fibers. The individual fibers are in turn made up of even smaller threadlike components known as fibrils. And in their turn, fibrils are made up of chains of protein ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - Your chewing apparatus has to be pretty stable to be able to cope with all the sustenance we shove into it every day. The outermost layer of a tooth, the enamel, is actually the hardest substance that the human body produces. It consists of a mineral called hydroxylapatite. In ...One Audio
BASF Podcast: The Chemical Reporter - Why do potatoes get softer when you cook them, while eggs get harder?
Ludwigshafen (ots) - It's strange, isn't it? In both cases you're dropping something you want to eat into a pot of boiling water, but what happens to the spud is the exact opposite of what happens to the egg. The secret involves the chemical ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - In this podcast you will learn how chemical innovations from BASF help to make solar energy more economical on its way being a sustainable contribution to the worldwide energy supply. As a part of the future energy mix with other energy sources solar energy can make a sustainable contribution towards a low carbon society. In ...One Audio
BASF Podcast: The Chemical Reporter - What's the significance of that percentage number on the label of a bottle containing an alcoholic beverage?
Ludwigshafen (ots) - Alcohols are a group of diverse organic compounds, among them ethanol, methanol, propanol and butanol. All alcoholic beverages sold legally must be clearly marked with the percentage of alcohol the drink contains. That ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - Carbon dioxide is a naturally-occurring chemical compound containing carbon and oxygen which makes up a minute but significant portion of the earth's atmosphere. It is created when you burn substances that contain carbon - for example, fossil fuels or coal - but is also an end product of respiration in animals. When you breathe, ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - All organisms - plants, animals, human beings - need carbon to survive. In the air, the element can be found in the commonly occurring compound carbon dioxide (CO2). Plants absorb CO2 and turn it into carbohydrates. We in turn absorb these carbohydrates when we eat the plants. ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - Lots of products out there capitalize on the antibacterial effects of silver. Everything from cleaning cloths and insoles to washing powder and bandages - they all seem to employ the element in some way. Unfortunately, silver can't really perform miracles. But it can be used ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - In the old days, sponges only came from the sea. For millennia, brave divers risked life and limb to bring them back to the surface. In the age of plastic, however, you don't have to expose yourself to danger to acquire one. As a matter of fact, most modern artificial sponges ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - If you don't keep shaking a container of unhomogenized milk, then the thicker, fatty portions of it separate and float to the top. This is liquid cream, which can be ladled off and beaten to produce a stiff foam - whipped cream. Cream is mostly made up of lipids, water and ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - In this podcast you will learn how BASF is developing technologies with which CO2 can be separated out from flue gases. In order that less CO2 is emitted into the air, we have to use fossil fuels in a more economic and efficient way. But in the future, there could also be an ...One Audio
BASF Podcast: The Chemical Reporter - Why does your urine smell so different after you've eaten asparagus?
Ludwigshafen (ots) - It doesn't take long after you've polished off a plateful of the delicious vegetable before you are forcefully reminded of it in the restroom. Some people are surprised by the strange odor rising from the bowl after ...One Audio
Ludwigshafen (ots) - The whole point of the skin of a cherry is to keep that from bursting. The smooth, slippery envelope protects the fruit from falling prey to funguses or microbes, and water usually just slides right off of one. But the rainstorms feared by fruit-growers are a different matter. ...One Audio