Nov 21, 2008
My latest science news is now online in the spectroscopyNOW ezine. This week:
Recycled virgin – Recycled engine oil has high levels of organic impurities, heavy metals, and carcinogenic compounds, according to work carried out by researchers in Jordan. They have used atomic absorption (AA), inductive couple plasma (ICP) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) analyses to spot the differences between virgin and recycled engine oil.
Nov 19, 2008
This week the Alchemist hears how polymer chemists are turning to supramolecular chemistry (or is it supramolecular chemists turning to polymers?) to create novel flexible and elastic materials. In nanotechnology, a British consumer activist organization is calling for more safety data on nano materials used in cosmetics, and French scientists have demonstrated how nitrogen oxides released by snow melt in the Arctic could have a global impact.
In biological research, US scientists are suggesting that a …
Nov 17, 2008
I recently wrote about how social media might help scientists do their work, so a paper in IJWBS on how those on the receiving end of medical science – patients and healthcare practitioners – might benefit from web 2.0 caught my eye.
IT consultant Maire Heikkinen of University of Tampere, Finland, has focused on how the internet might be used in rehabilitation courses for sufferers of long-term neurological diseases including Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Today, more than …
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