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Chemistry World October 2010
Chemistry World Podcast
1.20: Cement chemistry partly to blame in BP oil spill
4.33: In full flight: making cruise emissions count
6.55: University of Essex's Chris Cooper gives us an overview of the current research into artificial blood
14.38: Oyster glue's secret ingredient
17.38: Are nanotubes the future for radiotherapy?
20.50: Cole DeForest, University of Colorado, on using click chemistry for biological applications
27.51: Comet shockwaves helped stimulate life on earth
30.24: Growing magnetic leaves
Chemical trivia of the month: How much does a mole of moles weigh? If you work it out based on the average weight of a male mole it comes to a tenth of the mass of the Earth
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Read more about this month's stories
10 September 2010
Among a catalogue of errors, incorrect cement composition has been raised as a contributing factor in the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster
07 September 2010
It's not all about take-off and landing emissions when it comes to health impacts, according to new research
Synthetic alternatives to donor blood have been stuck in development for decades. Nina Notman reports on recent promising progress
31 August 2010
Natural cement produced by oysters contains significantly more inorganic material than the glues of other marine species
01 September 2010
Sealed up carbon nanotubes containing radioactive salts could be the ultimate in targeted radiotherapy, say researchers
A decades-old reaction that has become the poster boy for the field of 'click chemistry' is now expanding into biology, as Hayley Birch discovers
12 September 2010
Shock waves from comet strikes could have helped promote the formation of amino acids and the early building blocks of life on Earth
23 August 2010
Researchers create a magnetic leaf from iron carbide using a natural leaf as a template in a simple one-step process
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