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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Chemists Tie Tightest Knot Ever!

Video

Scientists at The University of Manchester have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known – a scientific achievement which has the potential to create a new generation of advanced materials.

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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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Plant Power Disables MRSA Bacteria

News

Flavone-rich extract 430D-F5 from the Brazillian peppertree disarms bacteria by quorum quenching.

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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 Continuous-Flow Photochemistry

Leaf-Inspired Continuous-Flow Photochemistry

News

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

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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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