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August 2003

From David Bradley Science Writer and
Advanced Chemistry Development

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? Two-faced Liquid Crystals??A new class of programmable liquid crystals could be used to make variable optical filters for laboratory instrumentation and digital cameras; they might even be used to treat dyslexia.
? The Miniature Rotarians??Tiny interlocking wheels are the components of a miniscule molecular rotor designed and built by UK chemists.
? Catalytic Gel??Gels are commonplace from lime Jell-o to invigorating minty shower gels. Now, a German-Dutch team has developed an organometallic complex that acts as a novel gelling agent for organic solvents.
? Liquorice versus SARS? An extract of liquorice root already used to treat HIV could become the first line of defence against a future outbreak of SARS, according to German researchers.
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