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A new way to convert light to electricity

30 October 2014  Research

Discovery could lead to novel photovoltaics made from just metals


Mirror mirror on the ocean

30 October 2014 Research

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Persistent foams stabilise the possibility of oceanic mirrors that boost planetary albedo

DNA 'barcodes' used to track food

30 October 2014 Research

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Milk has been successfully tracked as it is turned into cheese and yogurt in an advance that could fight food fraud

Platform to expand in agrochemicals by buying Arysta

29 October 2014 Business

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Business will be integrated with previous acquisitions for a broad crop protection portfolio

EU warns DuPont and Honeywell over green refrigerants  

Commission thinks cooperation may have been anti-competitive

Judge slashes fines in drug safety case  

Takeda and Eli Lilly’s $9 billion damages in diabetes trial reduced to $38 million

CHF3bn redevelopment for Roche’s Basel site  

New buildings will move employees out of rented office space

Financial hurdles prevent women returning to STEM  

Survey suggests women in science and engineering careers find it hard to return to work fo...

Review finds nanosafety is no small issue  

Audit of safety studies reveals shortcomings that distort our understanding of nanomateria...

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From oil to chemicals

29 October 2014 Premium contentFeature

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After decades of exporting oil, Saudi Arabia is looking to increase its capacity to produce chemicals. Emma Davies reports

Harvesting heat  Premium content

Philip Ball looks at the materials that harness waste heat and turn it into useful energy

Microbial miners  Premium content

Jon Evans discovers the microbes hard at work on our behalf, extracting valuable metals fr...

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