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  • Added 29th September 2014

    Surfactants and Nanoscience

    Because of their unique and useful properties, surfactants have contributed to many advances in colloid and interface science. They are now playing a vital role in nanoscience, where they may ...

  • Added 29th September 2014

    Intractable Proteins

    Genetically modified crops may contain newly expressed proteins that are dubbed 'intractable.' What are the characteristics that result in a protein being given that description, and what are the available ...

  • Added 23rd September 2014

    Advanced Applications for Natural Polymers

    The success of synthetic polymers once made the future look uncertain for naturally-derived biomaterials. But now natural polymers ranging from chitosan to gelatin are increasingly being used for scaffolding and ...

  • Added 11th September 2014

    Assessing the Risk of Sprayed Consumer Products

    Spray products for the consumer market, ranging from air freshener to insect killer, are under increasing scrutiny. To ensure that they are safe for users, it's important to model the ...

  • Added 22nd August 2014

    Auxetic Materials for Sports Applications

    Athletes need vital protection that doesn't compromise their ability to play well. Providing increased energy absorption and impressive conformability, auxetic materials are well-suited to making protectors like helmets and pads ...

  • Added 1st August 2014

    Fine and Specialty Chemicals Drive Chinese R&D

    As chemical research and manufacturing strategies experience major global shifts, the fine and specialty chemical industry is looking to the East. More companies are now moving their R&D to China, ...

  • Added 30th July 2014

    Engineering Robust Insect Resistance

    Effective, sustainable methods for protecting crops from pests are in great need, especially as the world's population continues to grow and demand for food increases. The genetic engineering of plant ...

  • Added 30th July 2014

    Conductive Polymers for Tissue Engineering

    Among the new generation of "smart" electroactive biomaterials are conductive polymers, which are perhaps the smartest of the bunch due to their incredible versatility and control. Already used in computer ...

  • Added 30th July 2014

    Sustaining Pasture Productivity

    Organic phosphorus (P) could potentially sustain the production of intensive pasture systems, but we still have much to learn first. What do we already know about organic P in pasture ...

  • Added 1st July 2014

    Analyzing Biobased Thermosets

    The first polymers created were bio-based, with synthetics only becoming more popular as crude oil developed. Today, as oil depletes and environmental concerns increase, focus is returning to bio-based polymers. ...

  • Added 17th June 2014

    Light-emitting Electrochemical Cells

    With artificial light always needed, the search for more efficient lighting is constant. Light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs) are promising devices that operate with low voltages. Challenges remain, but recent advances ...

  • Added 17th June 2014

    Greenhouse Gas Savings

    The greenhouse gas emissions that come from the production of fertilizer are likely to only get worse as time goes on, due to an increasing need for food supplies to ...

  • Added 15th May 2014

    Genotoxicity assessment of additives

    The synthetic aldehydes known as HCA and BMHCA have a floral scent that makes them ideal for giving fragrance to personal care items such as shampoos and creams and for ...

  • Added 8th May 2014

    Nanocellulose: A New Ageless Bionanomaterial

    Cellulose, the planet's most abundant natural polymer, has at last come to prominence as a nanostructured material, known as nanocellulose. With demand for sustainable products at an all-time high, nanocellulose-based ...

  • Added 14th April 2014

    Designer nanoemulsions

    Stable, easy to manufacture and featuring a high loading capacity, nanoemulsions are highly suitable for drug delivery, yet seldom used to deliver therapeutics. Developments in emulsion science and in technologies ...