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Chemistry World April 2010
Chemistry World Podcast
1.15: Striking algal oil
03.56: Cause of thalidomide deformities uncovered
06.54: Nadarajah Narendran of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York talks about white LED lighting for the home
14.18: Silver sputtered nano chips mimic brain synapse
17.28: All aboard the DNA nanotubes
20.06: Jerry Spivey, Louisiana State University, on combining computational and experimental studies to develop catalysts for energy applications
26.45: Hydrocarbon turns superconductor
29.04: Making 'armoured' T-shirts
Joke of the month: Heisenberg is out for a drive in the countryside when he's stopped by a policeman. The policeman asks 'do you know how fast you were going?' Heisenberg replies 'no, but I know where I am'.
Winner: Matt Evans, York, UK
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Read more about this month's stories
12 March 2010
Algae may be touted as the next big thing in environmentally friendly fuel, but techniques to work out which algal strains will be best have been lacking - until now
11 March 2010
Scientists believe they have revealed one of the key molecular targets that binds to the drug thalidomide to cause birth defects
White light emitting diodes are set for a bright future in the household and commercial lighting markets. Ned Stafford investigates
04 March 2010
New approach to embedding silver in silicon-based memristors set to help researchers imitate animal brains
15 March 2010
Cargo-carrying DNA nanotubes that can rapidly release their load on demand have been made for the first time by Canadian researchers
In a new collaborative effort to develop better catalysts for energy applications, computational and experimental chemists are joining forces. Hayley Birch reports
03 March 2010
Picene doped with an alkali-metal exhibits superconducting behaviour at 18 Kelvin
16 March 2010
Cotton shirts reinforced with boron carbide have potential for tough-but-flexible new body armour
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