All articles by Fiona Case

  • Aerial shot of the Getty Conservation Institute campus
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    The art of conservation

    2018-06-22T16:22:00Z

    The Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles is developing innovative new approaches to art conservation. Fiona Case paid them a visit

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    The molecular basis of circadian rhythms

    2018-05-04T10:09:00Z

    Every cell of every organism has its own little clock, but what makes it tick? Fiona Case finds out

  • Gated membranes
    News

    Opening the gated membrane floodgates

    2016-06-21T00:00:00Z

    A layer of liquid creates switchable, anti-fouling membranes for water purification, biofuel processing and lab-on-chip applications

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    Better windows with aerogels

    2016-06-20T00:00:00Z

    Researchers have developed ways of making improved, cheaper transparent silica aerogel composites that could revolutionise windows

  • Enzymes for everyone
    Feature

    Enzymes for everyone

    2016-03-24T00:00:00Z

    Can scientists overcome enzymes’ fragility and exploit their speed and specificity? Fiona Case investigates

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    Nano repair bots mimic wound healing to seal cracks

    2016-03-16T00:00:00Z

    Janus particles swim to site of damaged electrical circuit and get it working again

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    Alternative nutraceutical delivery method proposed

    2015-08-25T00:00:00Z

    Alternatives address safety concerns about surfactant-based emulsifiers

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    Gender bias in US research funding investigated

    2015-04-21T00:00:00Z

    Three US Congresswomen requested an investigation into whether funding bias is holding back women in science

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    Feature

    Chemists on a mission

    2014-02-21T00:00:00Z

    The dramatic footage from a humanitarian crisis rarely features chemists, but they can play a vital role. Fiona Case is inspired by some examples

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    Feature

    Magical mixtures of metals

    2013-10-18T00:00:00Z

    From bronze axes to jet engines, alloys have enabled humanity’s cutting-edge technology, as Fiona Case finds out

  • Thermal imaging a house
    Feature

    Green houses

    2013-03-05T00:00:00Z

    How can chemistry help reduce the energy consumption of our houses? Fiona Case shares a blueprint for the buildings of tomorrow

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    A shade of green

    2011-11-29T08:39:04Z

    Major retailers are starting to consider the environmental impact of the fabric dyeing and finishing processes used by their manufacturers. Fiona Case reports

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    Where the rubber meets the road

    2011-09-29T14:44:00Z

    A tyre's composition affects grip, fuel economy and its lifetime. Fiona Case investigates how new materials are improving tyre performance and reducing environmental impact

  • Feature

    Nanotech decade

    2011-02-24T11:56:38Z

    Ten years of investment has turned nanotechnology into a booming research and industrial landscape. Fiona Case investigates whether it has lived up to the hype

  • News

    Bisphenol A and the baby bottle debate

    2008-03-26T11:59:32Z

    There are always uncertainties when animal studies are extrapolated into human effects

  • Feature

    Molecules that matter

    2007-11-28T15:17:33Z

    What began as one chemistry professor's project to find the 10 most important molecules of the 20th century, has brought science and art together in a unique exhibition

  • Careers

    Careers

    2007-10-01T11:07:34Z

    Steve Koonin's curiosity and drive to 'make a difference' led him from academia to one of the world's largest energy companies. Fiona Case meets him

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    Slip slidin' away

    2007-10-01T10:19:38Z

    Exciting areas of polymer chemistry have exploded within the last decade

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    Spun from bench to boardroom

    2007-05-24T13:41:12Z

    Academics are making their mark on the business world, profiting from their ideas.

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    Synchronised delivery for DNA and drugs

    2006-09-26T10:34:00Z

    Polymer capsules release twin cargos for cancer therapy.