Seven days in science - 24 Feb 2017

Quiz

Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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What Rings Do Medicinal Chemists Use, And Why?

Poster

Investigation into the most common ring system and substitution patterns in the recent medicinal chemistry literature, as derived from the ChEMBL database.

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Leaf-Inspired Continuous-Flow Photochemistry

News

Solar-powered photomicroreactor harnesses Sun's energy for continuous flow photoredox reactions.

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Sustainable Catalysis With Iron Salts

News

Researchers have developed a catalytic method that uses iron, one of the cheapest, most abundant metals on Earth.

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Leaf-Inspired Photomicroreactor Could Power A Step Change In The Chemical Industry

Article

We talk to Dr. Tim Noel about work and inspiration behind his group's latest design, a photomicroreactor.

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Nanometric Tracks Can Direct Nerve Growth

Nanometric Tracks Can Direct Nerve Growth

News

Nanoprinting patterns onto nanofibers direct neuron growth.

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Robots Are the Future of Agricultural Science
News

A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of crops, information that crop breeders – and eventually farmers – can use to identify the genetic traits in plants likely to produce the greatest yields.

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New Laser Spectroscopy Technique to Understand Radioactive Atoms
News

High-resolution laser ionization of radioactive atoms in a supersonic gas jet probe the properties of heavy elements.

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Eating More Fruits and Vegetables May Prevent Premature Deaths
News

A fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death.

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