Philip Ball – Page 7

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    Column: The crucible

    2010-03-31T08:05:07Z

    We are getting better at manipulating cells to grow into the tissues we need. Chemical factors are key, says Philip Ball

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    Column: The crucible

    2010-02-26T10:39:36Z

    Superatoms reinforce the notion that chemistry is more about electrons than elements, says Philip Ball

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    Column: The crucible

    2010-01-28T13:45:41Z

    Philip Ball warms up the subject of snowflake structure

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    Column: The crucible

    2010-01-06T11:06:11Z

    I'm no fan of reality TV. But watching people just going about their business can be fascinating, says Philip Ball

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    Column: The crucible

    2009-11-26T11:35:17Z

    Three chemists have resurrected the art of science debate by publishing their conversations on the nature of bonds. This is science that makes you smile, says Philip Ball

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    Column: The crucible

    2009-10-28T09:35:02Z

    Could red light and green tea really give 'facial rejuvenation'? Philip Ball looks at the intriguing science behind this new claim

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    Column: The crucible

    2009-10-01T13:34:21Z

    Philip Ball rakes through the findings of new research into the h-index and unearths some top tips for citation-hungry researchers

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    Column: The crucible

    2009-08-25T15:14:13Z

    Philip Ball looks at a new device that creates energy from salinity differences between fresh and sea water

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    Column: The crucible

    2009-07-28T14:26:01Z

    Zinc nanoparticles appear to have the ability to make odorants smell stronger and could a give a valuable insight into how olfaction works, says Philip Ball

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    Column: The crucible

    2009-06-26T18:28:45Z

    Today polyhedra speak to chemists of fullerenes and other cage molecules. But they once had a very different meaning, says Philip Ball

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    Column: The crucible

    2009-05-29T16:50:35Z

    Scientific fraud highlights flaws in the way that scientists communicate with each other, suggests Philip Ball

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    Column: The crucible

    2009-04-28T09:35:20Z

    Simple nanoscience is bringing the legendary Golden Fleece to life in the form of merino wool dyed with gold. Philip Ball links myth to modern science

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    Column: The crucible

    2009-03-30T09:29:24Z

    Unwinding protein fibrils could give a glimpse of how peptides survived on early Earth

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    Column: The crucible

    2009-02-23T12:04:44Z

    Thermal motions on the molecular scale are not just useless noise, discovers Philip Ball

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    Column: The crucible

    2009-01-28T08:58:19Z

    The flowery language of fragrance chemistry doesn't distract Philip Ball from the sharp scent of olfactory understanding

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    Column: The crucible

    2009-01-08T10:14:06Z

    Oxidation state is a convenient fiction, but the concept is far from meaningless, writes Philip Ball

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    Column: The crucible

    2008-11-27T08:55:45Z

    Philip Ball uncovers a pleasing symmetry surrounding the mysterious Casimir force

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    Column: The crucible

    2008-10-29T09:33:53Z

    Ubiquitous images of nanobots are 20,000 leagues from reality, warns Phil Ball

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    Column: The crucible

    2008-09-26T12:00:41Z

    Philip Ball asks if you can spare him 429 228 004 229 952 oscillations of your time

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    Column: The crucible

    2008-08-27T09:58:18Z

    You don't need to understand the science bits, says Philip Ball, just what they represent