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Alexander Beadle is a science writer and editor for Technology Networks. Prior to this, he worked as a freelance science writer. Alexander holds an MChem in materials chemistry from the University of St Andrews, where he won a Chemistry Purdie Scholarship and conducted research into zeolite crystal growth mechanisms and the action of single-molecule transistors.

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Scientists Are One Step Closer To Replicating Spider Silk

For the first time, researchers have been able to study the internal workings of unprocessed spider silk. This additional data could help further the production of synthetic fibers strong enough to replace materials like Kevlar or carbon fiber.
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Groundwater Pumping Is Beginning To Affect the Earth’s Rotation

Groundwater pumping nudged the Earth nearly 80 centimeters east of its normal rotation axis between 1993 and 2010, a new study has found.
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Scientists Uncover a New Phase of Matter – The Chiral Bose-Liquid State

Researchers have discovered a new phase of matter. The new “chiral bose-liquid state” is a significant step forward for quantum physicists in describing how charged particles interact at the quantum level.
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New Activation Strategy Could Make Magnesium Batteries Commercially Viable

Researchers from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have developed a new activation strategy that allows magnesium-based batteries to work without the use of corrosive additives.
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Inside the Evolving Landscape of PFAS Regulation

In this article, we take a look at the risks that PFAS pose and how national governments and international institutions are introducing regulatory policies and guidelines aimed at stemming the tide of PFAS production and protecting the public from exposure.
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Chemical Analysis in the Petrochemicals Sector

Download this listicle to discover the need for petrochemical analysis and how safety and quality standards are maintained using different analysis techniques.
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Microplastics: What Do We Know About This Emerging Contaminant?

This article will address the emerging issue of microplastics in our food chain, how they get there, what harm they may be causing and what is being done to detect and prevent or limit them.
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Advances in Pesticide Screening Techniques

This article will explore advances in pesticide testing techniques that are helping to protect consumers and the environment from harmful exposures and limit overuse.
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What Are "Forever Chemicals" and How Do We Deal With Them?

This article will consider the problems posed by perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and the techniques key to their detection and control.
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Scientists Discover the Origin of Cannabis’ Distinctive Skunk-Like Odor

Scientists have identified the chemicals that cause cannabis’ distinctive skunk-like aroma.