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Chemists tinker with chemical encryption to create molecule-size Enigma machine

5 May 2016  Research

Fluorescent sensor can be used to conceal hidden messages


Smallest ever molecular thermometers made from DNA

5 May 2016 Research

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Tiny fragments of DNA combined with fluorescent probes can be used to take temperature at the nanoscale

Lack of data on BPA exposure in developing countries

4 May 2016 News and Analysis

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Few studies focus on developing countries where regulations around BPA use are less strict

AFM study could prompt surface catalysis rethink

4 May 2016 Research

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Intermediates predicted by theory don’t match those seen under the microscope

Iron-rich silicate plays cosmic matchmaker  

Findings could help explain abundance of molecular hydrogen in interstellar space

Cancer deals spread  

AbbVie nabs antibody specialist Stemcentrx, while Sanofi pursues Medivation

Sunset for perovskites?  

Calculations cast shadow over solar cell materials

Chemours sheds disinfectants and aniline  

Dow Chemical and Germany’s Lanxess will buy plants as Chemours restructures following it...

Spain's largest research institution benefits from economic recovery  

The CSIC doubles the number of permanent scientist posts that it will create this year

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The fleeting frontier 

29 April 2016 Premium contentFeature

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Andy Extance finds out how chemists are studying processes lasting trillionths of a second – and even less – using laser-...

Searching for complexity  

Lee Cronin’s research ranges from inorganic clusters to robot reactors driven by algorit...

Plastic problems  Premium content

Tiny pieces of plastic may be doing as much harm in our oceans and waterways as the big st...

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