Fiona Case discovers how chemistry can help reduce the energy consumption of our houses
Major retailers are starting to consider the environmental impact of the fabric dyeing and finishing processes used by their manufacturers. Fiona Case reports
A tyre's composition affects grip, fuel economy and its lifetime. Fiona Case investigates how new materials are improving tyre performance and reducing environmental impact
Products claiming to be 'plant-based' or 'naturally sourced' hide surprising amounts of petrochemical ingredients
Ten years of investment has turned nanotechnology into a booming research and industrial landscape. Fiona Case investigates whether it has lived up to the hype
There are always uncertainties when animal studies are extrapolated into human effects
What began as one chemistry professor's project to find the 10 most important molecules of the 20th century, has brought science and art together in a unique exhibition
Steve Koonin's curiosity and drive to 'make a difference' led him from academia to one of the world's largest energy companies. Fiona Case meets him
Exciting areas of polymer chemistry have exploded within the last decade
Academics are making their mark on the business world, profiting from their ideas.
Researchers are working out how to decommission aging rockets
Polymer capsules release twin cargos for cancer therapy.
The 1906 pure food and drug act was set up to protect US citizens from unregulated and potentially harmful products. Implementing the regulation has presented the US Food and Drug Administration with many high-profile challenges, as Fiona Case finds out.
Eating too much trans fat is bad for your health and manufacturers are working to lower the levels in foods. Fiona Case explores some of the techniques that chemists, biologists and engineers have developed
Researchers are taking surfactants and emulsions, the ingredients of liquid soaps and face creams, and using them to tackle some of the world's most challenging infectious diseases. Fiona Case finds out more
As the world's population gets older, neurodegenerative diseases are more of a concern than ever. Fiona Case finds out what role transition metals might play in this class of disease