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Protecting crowds from bombings in public spaces

Airport scanners can detect the explosive compounds that have been used in recent terrorist bombings, but these attacks didn't happen inside the protected spaces of terminals. They occurred in crowded public places where ...

dateApr 13, 2016 in Other
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Everything you eat is made of chemicals

We are routinely warned by earnest websites, advertisments and well-meaning popular articles about nasty "chemicals" lurking in our homes and kitchens. Many tout the benefits of switching to a "chemical-free lifestyle".

dateApr 08, 2016 in Other
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Understanding the scent of death

Well-trained cadaver dogs can be remarkably adept at discerning the smell of human remains from those of animals. Mimicking these canines' abilities in an artificial nose would be a huge help in disasters when thousands of ...

dateApr 06, 2016 in Other
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Four nifty chemistry life hacks

We all love a life hack that makes our day a little cheaper and easier. And the neat tricks that iron out the niggles of life can come from some interesting places. There's some cool chemistry loitering in your cupboards ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Other
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Why synthetic drugs are as scary as you think

Synthetic drugs such as "bath salts," "K2" or "Spice" have made unsettling headlines lately, with reports of violent, erratic behavior and deaths after people have used the substances. Why are these synthesized drugs so dangerous, ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Other
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