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SoyFilm: Is this the end of fossil fuel single-use plastics?

At last! A sustainable, scalable and 100 percent natural plant protein-based polymer that functions like plastic and can be broken down naturally after use. Inspired by spiders webs, the polymer is a…

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SoyFilm: Is this the end of fossil fuel single-use plastics?

At last! A sustainable, scalable and 100 percent natural plant protein-based polymer that functions like plastic and can be broken down naturally after use. Inspired by spiders webs, the polymer is a…

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Machine learning to predict demand

The impact of non-scientific demand forecasting can be significant for perishable consumables used by the modern laboratory. Here, Mark Balte, looks at three benefits you can achieve through the appl…

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Unlimited gas separations materials data and analysis for industry

An international research team has reduced the analysis of materials for gas separation from weeks to hours. The extraction of pure gases for use across the energy, utilities, food and beverage secto…

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Five things you learn from working in cleanrooms

Want to avoid committing a serious faux pas before you start working in cleanrooms? That would be highly advisable says Lizzy Huitson as she takes us through her top tips… 

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Water droplet

This amazing image – Crack Patterns I, by Thomas Séon – shows a water droplet falling onto a silicon substrate at -36°C...