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Will the sky fall as Dr says no to strong ‘bond’ | Chemistry World

Will the sky fall as Dr says no to strong ‘bond’ | Chemistry World | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Van der Waals forces may be an order of magnitude weaker than previously thought
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Tiny 'LEGO brick' -style studs make solar panels a quarter more efficient

Tiny 'LEGO brick' -style studs make solar panels a quarter more efficient | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Most solar cells are made using thick layers of material to absorb sunlight, but have been limited in the past by relatively high costs.
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Production of non-toxic flame retardants simplified

Production of non-toxic flame retardants simplified | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Electronics, vehicles, textiles – almost all modern-day products contain some form of plastic. Its high combustibility means it must be protected from naked flames. New techniques simplify the production of environmentally friendly flame retardants.
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Nanodiamonds: A cancer patient's best friend?

Nanodiamonds: A cancer patient's best friend? | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Real-time monitoring of cancer cell processes could soon be possible thanks to nanometric scale diamonds used as biosensors.
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Pacific flights create most amount of ozone

Pacific flights create most amount of ozone | Chemistry | Scoop.it
The amount of ozone created from aircraft pollution is highest from flights leaving and entering Australia and New Zealand, a new study has shown.
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Low-priced plastic photovoltaics

Low-priced plastic photovoltaics | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Photovoltaic devices offer a green -- and potentially unlimited -- alternative to fossil fuel use. So why haven’t solar technologies been more widely adopted? Quite simply, they’re too expensive.
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Bioluminescence powers photosynthesis | Chemistry World

Bioluminescence powers photosynthesis | Chemistry World | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Blue bioluminescence generated from luminol steps in as a sunlight substitute
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Banned pollutants bite back | Chemistry World

Banned pollutants bite back | Chemistry World | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Trapped organochlorine pesticides released as sea ice melts
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Neonicotinoids let virus thrive in bees | Chemistry World

Neonicotinoids let virus thrive in bees | Chemistry World | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Italian scientists find that pesticides suppress honeybees' immune systems letting diseases gain the upper hand
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NMR thermometer takes reactor's temperature | Chemistry World

NMR thermometer takes reactor's temperature | Chemistry World | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Non-invasive technique can tease out hot and cold spots in reactors to help chemical engineers improve them
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BASF brings chemistry (and fun) into classroom - Hannibal.net

BASF brings chemistry (and fun) into classroom - Hannibal.net | Chemistry | Scoop.it
BASF brings chemistry (and fun) into classroom
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“We haven't gotten into chemistry yet, but we will at some point this year,” she said. “This just gives them an idea that this is really important; that people really do this.
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Hubble uncovers largest known population of star clusters

Hubble uncovers largest known population of star clusters | Chemistry | Scoop.it
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the largest known population of globular star clusters, an estimated 160,000, swarming like bees inside the crowded core of the giant grouping of galaxies Abell 1689.
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Why lithium ion batteries fail

Why lithium ion batteries fail | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Materials in lithium ion battery electrodes expand and contract during charge and discharge. These volume changes drive particle fracture, which shortens battery lifetime.
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Lasers offer an automated way to test drinking water

Lasers offer an automated way to test drinking water | Chemistry | Scoop.it
To keep drinking water clean, experts are constantly monitoring our supply to check it for contaminants. Now laser technology will give them a helping hand: a new system automatically analyzes water samples at the waterworks itself.
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Aircraft noise linked to heart disease, study suggests

Aircraft noise linked to heart disease, study suggests | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Exposure to high levels of aircraft noise is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, find two studies published on bmj.com today.
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Some flame retardants make fires more deadly

Some flame retardants make fires more deadly | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Some of the flame retardants added to carpets, furniture upholstery, plastics, crib mattresses, car and airline seats and other products to suppress the visible flames in fires are actually increasing the danger of invisible toxic gases that are...
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Molten air – a new class of battery | Chemistry World

Molten air – a new class of battery | Chemistry World | Chemistry | Scoop.it
New rechargeable batteries combine molten electrolytes, high capacity electron storage materials and oxygen from the air
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Bio-friendly micro-motors propelled by polymers | Chemistry World

Bio-friendly micro-motors propelled by polymers | Chemistry World | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Nano-swimmers carry their own fuel tank and might one day hold payloads of drugs
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Enhancing photopigment formation to boost biofuel production | Chemistry World

Enhancing photopigment formation to boost biofuel production | Chemistry World | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Nanoparticle light filter increases photosynthetic efficiency of algae by encouraging chlorophyll production
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Synthesis by sunlight | Chemistry World

Synthesis by sunlight | Chemistry World | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Solar-powered electrochemistry teams up with organic chemistry to reduce reagent waste
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Pharma manufacturing woes dog industry | Chemistry World

Pharma manufacturing woes dog industry | Chemistry World | Chemistry | Scoop.it
Regulators are stepping up inspections, and discovering ever more problems
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