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Chemistry World April 2011
Chemistry World Podcast
1.13: Molecules that walk, hop and jump
4.44: Diagnosing diseases with CDs
7.00: James Landers tells us how to streamline forensic DNA profiling with microfluidics
14.30: Sensitive TB diagnosis using sugar
17.05: Harvesting energy from soft drinks
19.25: Zhong Lin Wang on picking up good vibrations to harvest energy from the environment
25.20: Earth's missing xenon could be hiding in quartz
28.45: To thicken up runny liquids, add fluid
32.10: Trivia - how much excess phosphorus from fertiliser runs off fields and into waterways, and how might we conserve this endangered element?
Read more about this month's stories
06 March 2011
'Two legged' molecules move across a foothold-covered surface using three distinct mechanisms depending on the environment
25 February 2011
A microfluidic device has been built into a compact disc for use in a personal computer to analyse cells
Microfluidic technology is finally ready for forensic DNA profiling labs, as Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay reports
06 March 2011
A simple sugar can be used to label and monitor tuberculosis in the body and could form the basis of a whole body imaging agent in the future
04 March 2011
A nanomaterial-based biofuel cell can generate electrical energy from soft drinks
Modern devices waste a lot of energy as heat, noise and vibration. James Mitchell Crow investigates a new breed of energy scavenging materials that could recapture some of it
01 March 2011
Researchers in Canada synthesise xenon dioxide, adding weight to theory that xenon can bond within quartz
17 February 2011
Adding a small amount of fluid to a runny liquid can thicken it, say researchers in Germany
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