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Chemistry World March 2010
Chemistry World Podcast
1.47: Male fertility exam at home
4.07: Cancer risk from 'third-hand smoke'
7.20: Mark Korsmit from paint company AkzoNobel discusses paint used on McLaren Mercedes 2010 Formula 1 car
14.00: How spider silk soaks up water
16.30: Closure on a knotty problem
19.58: Hydrogen podcast from our weekly Chemistry in its element podcast series
26.18: Decades-old meteorite gets holistic treatment
29.46: Better batteries with nano-cables
Joke of the month: A neutron walks into the bar and asks for a drink. The bartender gives him a drink and as the neutron goes to pay for it the bartender says, 'Hey buddy, for you, no charge.'
Winner: David Grewer University of Alberta in Canada. Can you do better? Send us your favourite chemistry jokes for next month's podcast
Read more about this month's stories
04 February 2010
First step towards microfluidic system for complete quality analysis of semen
08 February 2010
Nicotine residues on indoor surfaces can react with ambient gases to generate cancer-causing compounds, researchers in the US have found
As new environmental legislation alters the allowed constituents of paint and varnishes, Sarah Houlton reports on how paint manufacturers are tweaking the contents of their tins
03 February 2010
What causes water to collect on spider webs on dewy mornings? New research probes the structure of spider silk to find out
07 February 2010
Researchers use ring-closing metathesis to tie off loose ends of an open-knot complex to form a molecular trefoil knot
15 February 2010
Non-targeted analytical approach uncovers chemical complexity of 40-year-old meteorite, and reveals the presence of millions of organic compounds
28 January 2010
Bright future for high-capacity Li-ion batteries from titanium dioxide coated carbon nanotubes
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