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Slinn Pickings – the six pack

A foaming six-pack of chemical news stories from Reactive Reports with Robert Slinn New microscopy method opens window on previously unseen cell features – Nongjian (N.J.) Tao and his colleagues at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have pioneered …

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Chemistry news – Slinn Pickings

Guest contributor, chemist Robert Slinn of the University of Liverpool, filters the latest happenings from the world of chemistry. Johns Hopkins scientists crack genetic code for form of pancreatic cancer – Scientists at Johns Hopkins have deciphered the genetic code …

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Chemistry news – Slinn Pickings

Guest contributor, chemist Robert Slinn of the University of Liverpool, filters the latest happenings from the world of chemistry. Chemists separate water isomers – Nine years ago, Russian researchers sparked controversy when they claimed to have separated water into its …

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Spectroscopy, X-rays and arsenic

These are my SpectroscopyNOW headlines for this week: Color X-rays – X-rays are incredibly useful in diagnostic imaging but also come at a price because they are ionising and so have potential to damage tissues. In work that combines informatics, …

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How to make a bigger periodic table

A paper published this week in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics maps out 54 unknown chemical elements that could lie beyond element 118, ununoctium. Mendeleev’s original classification of the elements into groups and periods is underpinned by chemical quantum mechanics, which describes the …

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Super insulator

Superconductors, materials with zero electrical resistance, have been known for decades, but their counterpoint materials, the superinsulators, could transform materials research and electronics design. Now, an international team of scientists has created a material that at close to absolute zero …

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