Tag Archives: RSC

Cracking diamonds reveals continental origins

An analysis of the mineral inclusions in diamonds dredged up by eruptions from deep within the Earth has allowed scientists to get a handle on when the process of plate tectonics began. Trapped within the diamonds are tiny inclusions, the …

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Interview with Mary Norval

Interview with Mary Norval – Mary Norval discusses with Anna Simpson of the Royal Society of Chemistry how ultraviolet (UV) radiation can suppress immune responses and the consequences of this for our health. Chemist and writer Robert Slinn gives us …

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Pi-stacking better without the aromatics?

Pi-stacking better without the aromatics? – Scientists in the US have discovered that electrons confined to their double bonds can sometimes deliver stronger pi-stacking interactions than those roaming free in aromatic systems. The discovery could have a big impact on …

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Unnatural chemicals

‘Unnatural’ chemical allows Salk researchers to watch protein action in brain cells – Researchers at the Salk Institute have been able to genetically incorporate "unnatural" amino acids, such as those emitting green fluorescence, into neural stem cells, which then differentiate …

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This week’s chemistry news – Slinn Pickings

Skin cream slows down snake venom – DEADLY snake-bite venom could be slowed on its way into the blood by a cream applied to the bite site, giving victims time to seek help. Liquid cement turns liquid metal – Concrete …

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This week’s chemistry news – Slinn Pickings

Scientists discover dielectron charging of water nano-droplet – Scientists have discovered fundamental steps of charging of nano-sized water droplets and unveiled the long-sought-after mechanism of hydrogen emission from irradiated water. Photosystems made using ’3D Tetris’ – Scientists in Switzerland have …

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