All articles by Philip Ball – Page 14

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-11-29T13:25:21Z

    Philip Ball looks at the financial motivation needed to advance sustainable technology

  • News

    Water takes forbidden form

    2010-11-16T12:45:00Z

    Water can adopt a 'forbidden' quasicrystalline state with twelve-fold symmetry, say US researchers

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-10-28T10:14:00Z

    Would element 137 really spell the end of the periodic table? Philip Ball examines the evidence

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-08-27T11:40:00Z

    There is no hidden understanding to be teased out by 'improving' the periodic table, argues Philip Ball. But Eric Scerri begs to differ

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-07-30T08:43:02Z

    Philip Ball looks at the chemistry behind colourful cartoon characters served up by a fast food chain

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-06-25T11:37:54Z

    Borodin wasn't such an outstanding scientist after all, says Philip Ball, but science and music are far from mutually exclusive

  • News

    Blood-like liquid protein formed

    2010-06-06T18:00:00Z

    A liquid form of the oxygen-binding protein myoglobin retains its biological function even though it seems virtually water-free

  • Review

    Nothing dull about science

    2010-05-27T11:02:56Z

    Elegance in science

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-05-27T09:53:23Z

    Man and the machine: Philip Ball welcomes the age of automated chemical crystallography

  • Periodic table of the elements – 51 – Antimony
    Podcast

    Antimony

    2010-05-19T00:00:00Z

    Phil Ball introduces an element that once sparked a long and bitter war

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-04-28T09:29:42Z

    Philip Ball considers the iconic role of the humble test tube

  • Opinion

    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

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-02-26T10:39:36Z

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

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-01-28T13:45:41Z

    Philip Ball warms up the subject of snowflake structure

  • Feature

    Welcome to the machine

    2010-01-06T12:24:40Z

    Molecular machines have promised so much but are they more whimsical than technical? Philip Ball investigates

  • Opinion

    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

  • Opinion

    Editorial

    2010-01-06T11:06:06Z

    We've decided to start 2010 off with a bang!

  • Feature

    Proteins unravelled

    2009-11-26T14:08:18Z

    Philip Ball explores the phenomenon of protein unfolding, and considers new techniques for keeping the egg unscrambled

  • Opinion

    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

  • Opinion

    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