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Jacqueline Ali reports on the project that is exploring the potential medical applications of spider silk. (News Feature).

The Spiderman project: Jacqueline Ali reports on the project that is exploring the potential medical applications of spider silk. (News Feature). Ali, Jacqueline Stronger than steel, more resilient than Kevlar and finer than a human hair, spider silk could be the answer to many of the problems faced by medicine today For hundreds of years. […]

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Ultrapure air system. (Product News).

Ultrapure air system. (Product News). Ultrapure 2000, the new breathing air system from Ultrafilter, ensures the provision of quality breathing air from compressed air systems. Ultrapure 2000 units are available as mini-dryers, suitable for volume flow rates of 5, 10, 15 and 25 [m.sup.3]/hour, with volume flow rates of 35, 50, 65, 80 and 100[m.sup.3]/hour […]

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Two light sources.(Brief Article)

Two light sources.(Brief Article) For use with the Summit HPLC product line, the PDA-100 from Dionex is a 1024-element photodiode array detector which uses two light sources — a deuterium lamp for UV wavelengths, and a tungsten lamp for visible wavelengths. These are able to to provide broad spectral range from 190nm to 800nm. …

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A radical discovery.(Moses Gomberg and free radicals)(Statistical Data Included)

A radical discovery.(Moses Gomberg and free radicals)(Statistical Data Included) KAUFFMAN, GEORGE B. Moses Gomberg’s discovery of organic free radicals led to numerous studies that have enriched today ‘s theoretical, experimental and industrial chemistry Free radicals have had a bad press lately. Everywhere we turn, we find claims, usually justified, that these elusive species are implicated […]

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Genetic engineering in food biotechnology.

Genetic engineering in food biotechnology. Dornenburg, Heike From herbicide resistant plants to low-calorie beer, the applications for genetic engineering within the food industry are becoming increasingly apparent Gene technology is about to change the food market, and diverse fields for the application of recombinant DNA techniques are emerging. Food ingredients and enzymes for food processing […]

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Create customer value in five steps — part two. (Analysis).(Brief Article)

Create customer value in five steps — part two. (Analysis).(Brief Article) Allen, Phil In the past issue (C&I 2002, 12) Phil Allen outlined the importance of mapping the market and understanding your customer’s value expectations. Now he rounds up this section with how to discover your customer-value segments, assess your competitive position and select your […]

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Crosswords online

Crosswords online www.phillynews.com/crossword If you’re a crossword fanatic and C&I’s fortnightly head-scratcher just isn’t enough, try this interactive site. You can choose your crossword size from four by four, six by six, and 13 by 14. The larger size provides a choice of 44 crosswords from The Philadelphia Daily News. Once you’ve chosen the game […]

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Highly efficient alumina production.(technology application)

Highly efficient alumina production.(technology application) Winder, Robert With prices for alumina, the raw material for aluminium manufacture, close to historical highs, a new crystallisation technology developed by Accentus, Harwell, UK, could lead to significantly higher productivity in alumina plants. The new process improves the way key impurities are removed during the Bayer alumina process. David […]

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Organic chemistry.(cascade reactions)(Statistical Data Included)

Organic chemistry.(cascade reactions)(Statistical Data Included) HOLMES, ANDREW B Cascade reactions that conclude with aromatic substitution Perhaps the perfect synthetic reaction would assemble a target molecule from a selection of simple commercially available starting materials by just mixing in a single reaction vessel. As a general approach to synthesis, this specification for success is unavailable, but […]

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The dry martini — the US’s transatlantic treat.(Statistical Data Included)

Shaken, not stirred: The dry martini — the US’s transatlantic treat.(Statistical Data Included) Kauffman, George B. ‘I would like a medium vodka dry martini — with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred, please.’ These immortal words of James Bond — agent 007 on Her Majesty’s service, licensed to kill — as spoken […]