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3D printing the future


Kit Chapman takes a tour of a US Department of Energy lab, where 3D printing is performed on a massive scale

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Textbook structure rules formulated by Linus Pauling 90 years ago prove unreliable


Just 13% of 5000 oxides found to fulfil all five coordination geometry predictions

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Detailed 3D coronavirus spike map offers hope for vaccine development


Structure determined at ‘remarkable’ speed in little over a month

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14 days of strikes underway at UK universities as disputes continue


Staff at 74 higher education institutions take action over pensions, pay and working conditions

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Government reshuffle splits UK science minister brief


Amanda Solloway is promoted from the backbenches to become the UK’s new science minister

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Open data and genomics are at the forefront in battle to control coronavirus


Efforts to tackle the virus have seen unprecedented cross-border collaboration


Solar-powered water purification


Majico’s photocatalytic water kiosks are increasing access to affordable drinking water in Tanzania

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Industry and academic chemistry titan John Cadogan dies


Past president of the Royal Society of Chemistry passes away aged 89

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First colour-changing crystal glow could make for safer banknotes


New type of blue-to-orange luminescence discovered in organic material

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Sodium ethoxide crystal structure solved after 180 years


Analysis of reagent commonly used in Claisen condensations and malonic ester synthesis

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AI tool screens 107 million molecules, discovers potent new antibiotics


Deep learning approach could help in fight against drug-resistant bacteria

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Light-harvesting clusters and titanium dioxide cooperate to fix nitrogen


Atomically precise metal clusters continue to gather momentum by catalysing the production of ammonia

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Really random numbers created from crystals


Robot that monitors crystallization could lead to new ways to study stochastic processes in chemistry

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Adjuvants: vaccines’ hidden helpers


Anthony King examines a crucial part of vaccines that can significantly boost their performance, but which often go unrecognised

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Catching the polluters


Measurement techniques can pinpoint emitters like unroadworthy trucks and broken gas pipes, finds Andy Extance, but are not yet widespread

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The search for cancer vaccines


Claire Jarvis looks at ongoing work to prevent the disease – and convince a sceptical community of their seriousness

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Recycling clothing the chemical way


Nina Notman explores how chemistry is poised to close the loop in clothing recycling

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