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February 2016

News

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Rocket science

Anthony King, June 2016
In the 2015, Hollywood movie The Martian, the thruster used to power the Hermes spacecraft on its journey to Mars is a xenon-powered accelerator relying on an electric field for propulsion.

Feature

bald man

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Emma Dorey, June 2016
Balding eventually affects most men to some extent and 60-70% of women have thinning hair by age 70, often with knock-on effects on their self-esteem and identity.

Webinars

Water, water everywhereApril 26, 2016

Highlights

Applied chemistry

Nigel P Freestone, June 2016
Carbon dioxide captured from air can, for the first time, be directly converted to CH3OH in relatively high yields

People

Movers & shakers

June 2016
Bauamann

Werner Baumann has succeeded Marijn Dekkers to become the new chairman of the board of management of Bayer.

Reviews

What's in a name?

David Read, June 2016

A key characteristic common to all scientists is an innate sense of curiosity. Whether it is: ‘Why is the sky blue?’ or ‘What does that button do?’, there’s always something driving us to want to learn more.

Leader

In or out?

Neil Eisberg, June 2016

By the next time you read this leader column we will know whether the UK will be staying in, or leaving, the EU. For the UK chemical industry, in regulatory terms

Comment

EU should help not hinder innovation

Julian Little, June 2016

In 2015, I was invited to speak at a ‘Knowledge 4 Innovation’ meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on ‘smarter regulation and innovation for EU agriculture’.