Golden Balls

Can’t find your condom? No problem! Researchers in China have developed a new type of contraceptive! All you need to do is inject your testicles with gold nanorods and irradiate them with infrared light… Sounds pleasant! The treatment works in a similar way to your microwave. A microwave works by using radiation of a certain […]

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Horse head on cow body

Discreet Meat Deceit

As you’re probably aware, horse meat has been found in many of the UK’s cheaper ‘beef’ products. This led to an investigation which discovered that this is happening all over Europe, including Sweden, Switzerland, Germany and France. Personally, I don’t mind, but a lot of people are creating a lot of noise about it, so […]

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Contact angles of different surfaces

Ultra-Ever Dry

I was recently offered a place at the Molecular Scale Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training based between Sheffield and Leeds universities, which I was more than happy to accept. Given that I will have a choice about what I’ll be doing, it got me thinking about the types of chemistry done at the centre and the applications […]

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Scientists Implant Biofuel Cell in Living Snail

By Maria Panagiotidi Researchers led by Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor of Colloid Science at Clarkson University, have implanted a biofuel cell in a living snail. Their findings were published in the Journal of The American Chemical Society. The “implanted battery” can generate electrical power for several months driven by glucose, which is […]

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