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High-throughput catalyst screening for the masses

Rapid reaction screening approach automates the accidental discovery of new catalytic reactions

King’s College resurrects chemistry department

After an eight year hiatus chemistry will return in a new course combining the discipline with biomedicine

Seaweed extract gives lithium batteries a boost

Polysaccharides from brown algae offer a cheap way to stabilise silicon anodes and improve battery capacity

Seaweed extract gives lithium batteries a boost
Polysaccharides from brown algae offer a cheap way to stabilise silicon anodes and improve battery capacity

Wonder material not so wonderful
Researchers discover that graphene isn’t so quick to transfer electrons in electrochemistry

Smart glass for energy efficient windows

In the future, we may not need air conditioning units or central heating – our windows could keep us cool or cosy instead

Colourful toxin detection

A visible detector to reveal neurotoxic chemical warfare agents

First Pfizer spinout at Sandwich
The seven person company will broker the outsourcing process for client drug companies

Bringing DNA to life

Clyde Hutchison became a biologist almost by accident. Joanne Thomson learns that physics’ loss is genomics’ gain

Analytical techniques employed in art forgery case

Science will take centre stage in art forgery court case starting in Germany

Dimerised drug leads two pronged attack on HIV

HIV drug dimer can both cross into the brain and inhibit protein pump that expels it

Crystallising safer explosives

Co-crystallising two explosives has allowed researchers to make a compound that is safer but still highly energetic

Spiders, Grubbs’ and polymer-powered nanomotors
A chemical spider uses a Grubbs’ catalyst to spin its polymer web and power its movement

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