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    Jump-starting lectures

    1 September 2012

    There is an emerging trend towards using pre-lecture activities to support tertiary level learning: the options investigated

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    Rise of molecular machines

    1 September 2012

    Chemists are putting molecules to work in ways only limited by our imagination

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    Chemistry with lasers

    1 July 2012

    The Lasers for Science Facility in Harwell, UK, lets chemists see and manipulate chemical and biological systems. This research has a direct impact on our everyday lives.

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    Salting away our spare gas

    1 July 2012

    Sodium chloride for chemical and food uses is obtained by solution mining. Huge caverns left behind in the rock salt make convenient out-of-sight gas holders

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    The chemistry of pottery

    1 July 2012

    Pottery vessels have been made for around 18,000 years. But how does clay extracted from the earth become a colourful pot, and what's the chemistry behind the process?

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    Unlocking video: 24/7 learning for iPod generation

    1 July 2012

    The capability to produce high quality video is now literally in the palm of your hand. Find out how video can be used to enhance your teaching and support your students' learning.

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    Microscale chemistry revisited

    1 May 2012

    Microscale techniques are unlikely to replace our traditional approach to chemistry education, but they do provide an extra dimension to our teaching strategies

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    Speeding bullet

    1 May 2012

    In 2014 a small team from the UK will dispatch a car to Africa with the aim of it speeding across the desert at 1000 mph. We find out how chemistry powers the car to success

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    What's in your strawberries?

    1 May 2012

    Why are strawberries so irresistible? Do the strawberries you pick in the wild really taste nicer than shop-bought ones?

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    Nitrous oxide: are you having a laugh?

    1 March 2012

    Since its discovery, laughing gas has played its part in our dental surgeries, operating theatres and - more controversially - at our parties