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October 2014


Rape seed

Yellow peril for farmers

Cath O'Driscoll, October 2014
What could be more quintessentially English than golden yellow fields of oilseed rape? Yet picture the scene if they were suddenly to be stripped bare and simply left to lie fallow.


Battery pile

A salt ion battery

Rachel Brazil, October 2014
Rechargeable lithium ion batteries have been in use for over 20 years, but there is a long-term challenge for this $12bn market.


Academic Posters

SCI Members Forum 2013

A rare consensusMay 22, 2014



Kevin Burgess, October 2014
Most of the emerging drugs in this decade are biological, ie protein-based systems, with humanised antibodies accounting for many of these.


A prosperous society

Dennis Rouvray, October 2014
Planck cover
Intriguing as its title may sound, this book offers no ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes for individuals, but rather a well-informed commentary on how nation states can achieve and sustain long-term prosperity.


Movers & shakers

October 2014
Diele Braun
Colour and specialty chemicals company Archroma has appointed Valerie Diele-Braun as president, paper solutions and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).


A modern fairy tale

Neil Eisberg, October 2014
Once upon a time there was a huge chemical company. Its name was IG Farben and it lived in a land of industry called Germany.


Smoke: the  hidden risks

Bo Hang, Ahmed Chenna and Lara Gundel, October 2014
Tobacco use by smoking cigarettes, cigars and pipes has wreaked havoc on humankind for hundreds of years.

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