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Chemistry World December 2011
Chemistry World Podcast
1.10: Nanomotoring in a molecular car
4.18: Turning off benzene's aromaticity
7.58: Leo Enticknap from the University of Leeds discusses the chemistry of film preservation
16.00: Hands-free origami with Shrinky Dinks
18.39: A theory for the origins of chirality in life
22.40: Martin Bide from the University of Rhode Island talks about cleaning up the textiles industry
29.47: Using urine to make electricity
33.14: Looking at old pots reveals a fishy tale
35.48: Trivia - In the midst of the Eurozone crisis, is there some evidence of a sense of humour in Brussels?
Read more about this month's stories
09 November 2011
A single molecule nanocar powered by electrical impulses has been put together by Dutch scientists
09 November 2011
Laser pulses can be used to 'switch off' aromaticity in benzene molecules
Emma Davies unreels the blockbuster tale of film preservation
10 November 2011
A children's toy undergoes heating to generate 3D shapes from 2D patterns
03 November 2011
Single chirality crystals are generated through a temperature gradient in boiling solutions
Major retailers are starting to consider the environmental impact of the fabric dyeing and finishing processes used by their manufacturers. Fiona Case reports
31 October 2011
Urine could be processed into power and fertiliser by bacterial biofilms
24 October 2011
Isotope ratios and fatty acids residues in ancient pottery indicate that Europeans carried on fishing after farming began
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