Vol 2, no.7
News and analysis
State-of-the-art ammonia production safety training has arrived in Russia, where native chemical and fertiliser company JSC Acron has opened an integrated computer training facilit...
It is far too early to herald the arrival of a nanotechnological revolution on the high street
An academics' union in the UK has voted to overturn its highly controversial, widely publicised boycott of two Israeli universities
RSC past-president Harry Kroto has opened a nanotechnology research institute. The Kroto research institute forms part of the UK's largest multidisciplinary research centre, said t...
Managing water more efficiently with innovative technology and better business processes is becoming imperative for chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical companies, a report c...
Ministers met in Bergen, Norway, in May to adopt an over arching framework for qualifications
Assumptions about how certain key molecules behave on the surface of dust grains in deepest space might be wrong, report UK chemists.
The Hannah Research Institute in Ayr, Scotland, faces an uncertain future
A group of high school pupils, a retired railroader and three second world war veterans have created a self-sanitising varnish.
The means to switch off just one or two protein kinases has come a step closer
Sensors with single-molecule sensitivity on the horizon
Chemists in Germany have demonstrated that certain classes of catalyst can be efficiently and simply recovered from and released into reaction mixtures by using cheap, commercially...
An immunogenic virus particle has been expressed in tomatoes and tobacco
Separate research groups have extended the lifespan of blue pixels in PLEDs
Golden nanoparticles act as fluorescent probes to image individual molecules. Gold is demonstrating a wealth of interesting and unsuspected properties at the nanoscale.
Shell-crosslinked nanoparticles with a remarkable rosette shape have been formed using a simple and elegant technique.
A fluorescent sensor for detecting mercury in water has been developed by US researchers.
Large alkanes from plant-derived carbohydrates generate greener fuel
Nanosensor developed to measure the neurotransmitter glutamate
Global emissions data is being gathered by taking measurements from space
A chemically fuelled molecular motor that independently rotates and translates
Solid oxide fuel cell developed that produces its own heat source
The DNA double helix can under certain conditions accommodate a third strand in its major groove. Researchers in the UK have now presented a complete set of four variant nucleotide...
Renewable materials produce mechanically strong composite materials
Laser ablation ICP MS could help shed light on diamond formation
Garlic extract offers an innovative treatment for patients with advanced gum disease, report UK researchers.
Computational device stored in a nanosphere
Ion-selective electrodes can detect ions easily and quickly
Cigarette smoke has thousands of components but H2O2 can now be measured
Bone regeneration and the role calcium ions play is being unravelled by chemists in the UK.
Rising gas bubbles in a hi-tech 'crystal garden' have been creating tubes during precipitations
Designer starches are closer than ever thanks to 'click chemistry'.
A gold catalyst that can be used in power-generating fuel cells has been prepared
Bacterium core enzymes have been easily identified, isolated and released
Emulsion droplets with smaller droplets inside them
The latest addition to the nanotech revolution - 'nanocables' - could bring quantum computing a step closer. Nanowires combining magnetic and semiconducting materials have been mad...
Rare reactions are being explored to find ways to make building blocks for organic synthesis
Matching patients to treatments by screening their genetic makeup is the goal of some drugs companies. Andrew Scott explores the political, economic and scientific issues
A chemist made some startling predictions 40 years ago that have driven the semiconductor and electronics industries ever since. Katharine Sanderson met Gordon Moore
Jim Fraser has moved from police forensic work to academia. He talks to Bea Perks about the differences between analytical chemistry and forensic science and his plans for UK cours...
Maria Burke discovers the chemical voyage being taken to rescue a once great ship and the state of the art home that will help preserve it
Patents can protect your invention, generate income and be a mine of information for research. Bob Pidgeon explains the process and its advantages
The interaction between science and politics is complex
The Bologna process began in 1999 with the aim of setting up a European higher education area by 2010. Terry Mitchell looks at what still needs to be done
Is nuclear power the only real alternative to fossil fuels?
Are chemists predestined to become cyclists?
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