chemistry in context

  • Figure 1
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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

  • Sanger sequencing
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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

  • A machine moving coal supplies for a power station
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    Have your coal and burn it

    1 July 2010

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has the potential to reduce carbon emissions and allow us to continue using fossil fuels to generate electricity

  • Figure 1 - Demonstrating a breath-sampling device
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    Breath analysis

    1 July 2010

    Breath analysis - a non-invasive health check

  • Mass spectrometry technology
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    Modern mass spectrometry

    1 May 2010

    Advances in mass spectrometry (MS) technology over the past 30 years have pushed this technique into the hands of biologists and biochemists

  • Tomorrow's vaccines - designed and made in the lab
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    Synthetic vaccines

    1 May 2010

    The design of synthetic vaccines offers a more systematic approach to vaccine therapy for many illnesses, including cancer, and even drug addiction

  • Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) mushrooms - the basic ingredient of ancient ritual drinks
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    The drink of the Gods

    1 March 2010

    The psychedelic effects of fly agaric mushrooms

  • Fuchsine - named after the blue-red fuchsia
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    The battle for magenta

    1 January 2010

    Three years after the discovery of mauveine in 1856 by William Henry Perkin, the second commercially synthetic dye, magenta, was in production

  • Crystal clear view of St Pancras, home to Eurostar
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    New challenges for photocatalysts

    1 January 2010

    Titania catalysts are being used to keep hospital surfaces clean and to produce hydrogen in solar cells

  • Michael Jackson's star on the walk of fame
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    Is propofol a killer?

    1 January 2010

    Few people will not have been touched by the tragic death of musician and pop icon Michael Jackson last summer. The cause of his untimely death has been linked to the drug propofol. What is propofol and is it lethal?