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Para-xylene plants face uphill struggle for acceptance in China

17 April 2014  News and Analysis

Chemistry students come to defence of latest project's safety but government and industry are failing to talk to the public about risk


How to print a crystal in 3D

17 April 2014 Research

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Rather than looking at a crystal on a screen, print it out and hold it in your hand

Starfish glue secrets under the microscope

16 April 2014 Research

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Temporary adhesive holds promise for surgery and tissue engineering applications

DNA cube programmed for an exclusive reveal

16 April 2014 Research

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Hydrogen bonds keeping the cube’s shape only unzip in the presence of a very specific trigger

Toilet flushes could help power homes  

Transducer converts water motion into energy

Raman bites into tooth decay  

Mineral distribution signals help discriminate healthy enamel from cavities

Nanotubes zip into bundle of solar energy  

Closely packing photoisomerisable groups together boosts energy storage density of versati...

Former chief executive of Royal Society of Chemistry dies  

John Ruck Keene, whose career at the society spanned more than three decades, has passed a...

Redefining moisturiser  

The secret to soft skin is not necessarily increasing its water content but retaining mole...

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