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Animations boost learning

20 August 2019By

And reduce cognitive load

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Poly(ionic liquid)s act like taste buds for simple sugars

16 August 2019

New system could find use in food monitoring or disease detection

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Metacognitive motivation

8 August 2019By

How it can positively influence students’ beliefs in their own abilities

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Carbon nanotubes grown using kitchen chemicals

2 August 2019

Cheap compounds found in kitchen cupboards can act as catalysts for making carbon nanotubes

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Dirty stirrer bars can act as phantom catalysts

28 June 2019

Contaminated stirrer bars could be ruining experiments that are sensitive to tiny amounts of metal catalysts

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Water found in asteroid dust

21 June 2019

Water detected in samples from an asteroid’s surface for the first time

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FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY