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Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt

How Chicago’s neighborhoods got their names

While most Chicagoans know the city got its name from shikaakwa, an American Indian word for the pungent wild onions and leeks that grew in the area, few can tell you how Chicago’s many neighborhoods got their names. Some of the origin stories are fairly obvious: the West Loop and…
bubmag
February 21, 2020
Alexander von Humboldt

A Different Kind of Climate Refugee

As deserts expand, sea levels rise and other climate impacts make some regions uninhabitable, tens of millions of people will be displaced from their homes.They won't be alone. Thanks to human-caused climate change, countless plants and animals will also need to move in order to survive. But as disruptive as…
bubmag
February 13, 2020
Alexander von Humboldt

A Different Kind of Climate Refugee

As deserts expand, sea level rises, and other climate impacts make some regions uninhabitable, tens of millions of people will be displaced from their homes. They won't be alone. Thanks to human-caused climate change, countless plants and animals will also…
bubmag
February 13, 2020
Alexander von Humboldt

20 Smithsonian Shows to See in 2020

The new decade brings with it scores of new exhibitions at museums across the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and in New York City. Many continue to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage; others expand views from other cultures and traditions. The 150th anniversary of professional baseball brings a couple…
bubmag
February 6, 2020
Alexander von Humboldt

Anharmonic Lattice Vibrations in Small‐Molecule Organic Semiconductors

Small‐molecule semiconducting crystals are studied extensively due to their potential for (opto)electronic applications such as light‐emitting diodes, field‐effect transistors, and solar cells.1-8 Linear oligoacenes are an archetypical family of such organic crystals that serve as an excellent testbed to study intrinsic properties of π‐conjugated solids. This is due to their…
bubmag
January 31, 2020
Alexander von Humboldt

Temperature‐Dependent Surface Enrichment Effects in Binary Mixtures of Fluorinated and Non‐Fluorinated Ionic Liquids

Introduction Ionic liquids (ILs) carrying fluorinated alkyl chains, in the following called fluorinated ILs, represent an interesting class of ILs because they often exhibit unique properties such as high thermal and chemical stability, and high gas solubility. Moreover, they commonly show low surface tension and/or are chemically and biologically inert.1…
bubmag
January 29, 2020