Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features the most accurate clock ever created, analysis of 170-year old champagne, a new method for generating 3D holograms, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.
Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access, and can be accessed and read for free.
New strontium clock is most accurate ever built: [Article] [Study]
170-year old champagne tastes sweet and cheesy: [Article] [Study (£)]
Creating 3D holograms using graphene oxide: [Article] [Study]
Bees drawn to neonicotinoid-tainted nectar: [Article] [Study]
Chemical breath test could aid malaria diagnosis: [Article] [Study]
Other Stories This Week
Major study finds no MMR autism link: [Article] [Study]
Vibration theory of sense of smell dealt a blow: [Article] [Study]
First monomeric silicon oxide complexes produced: [Article] [Study (£)]
System converts solar energy and carbon dioxide to acetate: [Article] [Study (£)]
New cerium-based magnetic alloy produced: [Article] [Study (£)]
Making optical devices out of silk: [Article] [Study (£)]
Plant-inspired responsive polymers: [Article] [Study (£)]
Bacteria can be engineered to deliver proteins to human cells: [Article] [Study]
Rhodium catalyst allows single step styrene production: [Article]
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