Using ionic liquids to recycle neodymium and samarium from old magnets could address a critical supply problem in the electronics industry
A baseline measurement of healthy human breath could one day enable the routine diagnosis of disease from a single exhalation
Could a next generation of eco-friendly flame-retardant coatings be made from DNA?
The complex chemical interactions between microbes is being studied with a non-destructive mass spectrometry technique that can see where chemicals are moving
Notoriously difficult use of small-particle stationary phases in HPLC gets easier
Science and technology is playing a big part in combating terrorism. Ian Farrell looks at how analytical science is helping.
Harry Gray has recently been awarded the Wolf prize for chemistry in recognition of his contributions to bioinorganic chemistry. Ian Farrell catches up with one of the most colourful characters in chemistry.
Biosensors using brewer's yeast modified with jellyfish genes could find use on space flights.
Arnold Beckman was truly one of the grandfathers of modern-day science.
Researchers take inspiration from an insect pest.
Analysing human physiological fluids may require researchers to rethink basics.
Notoriously difficult use of small-particle stationary phases in HPLC gets easier.
A recent report from US scientists concludes that biologically inspired sensors and lab-on-a-chip devices will be at the heart of future counter-terrorism technologies.
Scientists from Umeå University in Sweden have come up with a straightforward way of measuring distances within protein molecules using fluorescence spectroscopy.
Artificial musks are causing scientists to look to new ways of detecting pollutants.
Hope for cholera sufferers in developing countries.
Microfluidic devices could soon be improving the success of in vitro fertilisation, according to a team of scientists from the universities of Illinois and Wisconsin, US.
Prototype electrophoresis equipment that can operate without human intervention has been developed by a team of Swiss scientists.
A team of US researchers are solving some of science's toughest problems using mathematical modelling techniques based on genetic reproduction.
Systematic nomenclature of organic chemistry
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