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Propeller-shaped molecules give 2D polymers lift-off

27 July 2014  Research

Chemists' synthetic answer to graphene – flat polymer sheets a molecule thick – could be tailored to many applications


NGOs call for Europe's chief scientific adviser post to be scrapped

25 July 2014 News and Analysis

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Environmental groups say policy advice should come from several different sources

Uranium complexes unlock feedstock potential of carbon dioxide

25 July 2014 Research

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Carbon dioxide and depleted uranium both put to good use

Magnetic nanocubes self-assemble into spirals

25 July 2014 Research

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Tiny cubes of magnetite form superstructures under a magnetic field

Scientists and university officials caught up in China’s anti-corruption drive  

Rising funding for universities may be fuelling corruption, while top bosses' fiefdoms mak...

Pharma firms rush to escape US tax shackles  

AbbVie–Shire and Mylan–Abbott mergers both allow US firms to escape to lower-tax Europ...

Tata Chemicals to mothball Kenya plant  

Closure blamed on high energy prices and will mean 200 jobs being cut

Investigators find cause of West Virginia chemical spill  

Holes in uninspected storage tanks led to leak that contaminated water supplies

Europe mulls best way to handle nanotech  

Some countries have gone it alone and started registers of nanomaterials while the EU cons...

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