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Making fabric from wood

As a material wood has many uses, but did you know that it can be used to make fibres for clothing and other textiles? Perhaps surprisingly, it is the raw material of some well known man-made fibres.

dateMay 31, 2017 in Materials Science
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Video: The chemistry of whiskey

Derby Day is around the corner, and with it comes big hats, horses with funny names, and bourbon. The latest episode of Reactions celebrates the chemical process of distillation that makes bourbon and other whiskey varieties ...

dateMay 02, 2017 in Other
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When ions and molecules cluster

The electric charge of atoms or molecules zaps science's ability to predict how these ions will behave when combined with others. Different ions with the same charge cause different effects. How an ion behaves when isolated ...

dateMar 15, 2017 in Materials Science
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