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    Two-step bromine attack

    1 November 2010

    An experiment for the classroom to show that bromine adds to an alkene by two-step electrophilic addition

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    The curious story of toxic ice

    1 November 2010

    In 1944 a fake article was submitted and published as a scientific paper. In the context of How Science Works, can a hoax have educational value?

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    From LCDs to medical materials

    1 November 2010

    A green technology can be used to extract valuable chemicals and the recovered low-value plastic can be turned into higher-value materials for new and important applications

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    Electronic voting systems in undergraduate teaching

    1 November 2010

    Reminiscent of Who Wants to be a Millionaire voting systems, university lecturers can use electronic voting systems to monitor students' understanding and make learning more interactive for the students and the teacher

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    Iron ocean seeding

    1 September 2010

    Carbon sequestration - the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - is an active area of research

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    Lead in the environment

    1 September 2010

    Interest in lead pollution has tended to focus on the environmental consequences of the use of tetraethyl lead in petrol and of lead compounds in paint

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    Single molecule sequencing

    1 September 2010

    The first draft sequence of the human genome, announced 10 years ago, was time-consuming and expensive

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    The importance of weak forces

    1 September 2010

    London dispersion forces - instantaneous dipole-induced dipole attractions - are extremely short ranged

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    The medicinal history of phosphorus

    1 September 2010

    In the early Middle Ages 'physicians' treated most illnesses ineffectually, with herbs and plant extracts

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    Black paper

    1 July 2010

    Flexible carbon nanotube paper is now available for use in high-tech electronics