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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?
1 June 2011
Tom Westgate investigates the chemistry and chemists helping more people to access clean water
1 March 2011
They sit at the bottom of the periodic table like they don’t belong, but these elements are vital ingredients in many gadgets and ‘green’ technologies. Tom Westgate finds out what makes them so versatile and valuable.
1 January 2011
China has the world’s largest reserves of rare earth minerals
1 September 2010
Carbon sequestration - the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - is an active area of research
1 May 2010
Scientists may have found a way to stop gribbles boring into seaside piers
Recycling plastic bottles prevents the plastic from going to landfill, saves energy and reduces our dependency on oil. But what do we have to do to put the bottle back on the supermarket shelf?
1 July 2009
Could wood be our new biofuel?
1 November 2007
Demonstrations designed to capture the student's imagination
FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY
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