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Chemistry World November 2011
Chemistry World Podcast
01.22: World's longest carbon-carbon bond created
4.20: Pitcher plant inspires ultimate non-stick surface
7.54: Nasa's John Grotzinger discusses the difficulties of getting the Curiosity rover to Mars with its massive payload of analytical instruments, and what it will do when it gets there
15.55: Conjuring up gram quantities of a stabilising anion
19.07: Bacteria: the ultimate secret agent
22.38: Ever felt you're facing the world alone? This year's chemistry Nobel laureate Dany Shechtman fought hard to establish the idea of quasicrystals in the face of criticism. Hans-Rainer Trebin from the University of Stuttgart explains a little about the story and what a quasicrystal is
29.37: Chameleon clothes to detect falling oxygen levels
32.23: Patching up patients with a heart of gold
36.14: Trivia - Why is 23 October an important day for chemists?
Read more about this month's stories
14 September 2011
Balancing attractive and repulsive forces allowed chemists to make longer C-C bonds than ever seen before
22 September 2011
Scientists have created a surface so slippery that oil, jam and even insects just slide straight off it
When Nasa's latest Mars rover is launched into space later this year, it'll carry the most advanced analytical instruments ever sent to the planet. David Pittman reports
28 September 2011
German chemists have made gram quantities of an extremely useful anion via a rather scary route
27 September 2011
Chemists have hidden secret messages in fluorescent bacteria using colour couplets to encode letters and punctuation
This year's Nobel laureate in chemistry fought hard to win acceptance of his discovery: quasicrystals. Laura Howes tells how perseverance led to the ultimate recognition
07 October 2011
Dye particles woven into cloth to monitor oxygen levels
27 September 2011
Cell communication in a patch designed to heal damaged hearts can be improved using gold nanowires
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