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October 2003

From David Bradley Science Writer and
Advanced Chemistry Development

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? The end of spectacles???A technique for forming a gel inside the eye under physiological conditions has been developed by US researchers.
? Puzzling over pollution solution??The surprising combination of sunlight, the oxidizing power of heme, the heart of our blood's hemoglobin, and the white pigment titanium dioxide as a catalyst can break down some of the most persistent and environmentally damaging pollutants - the organohalides.
? Sandwiched nanotubes??By adding functional groups to carbon nanotubes, researchers working in the US and Italy have taken the first step towards an entirely new type of solar cell.
? Slugs ? l'ail??Garlic could be the unlikely source of a new environment-friendly pesticide for eradicating slugs from the vegetable patch, according to researchers at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne speaking at the British Association Science Festival in September.
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