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Inspiring chemists changing the world today
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Jan 04, 2017

Compiling a list of chemists that we find inspiring proved no easy task - there are just so many to choose from! Rather than simply listing the latest Nobel Prize winners, we wanted to feature people who may not be as well known but are still doing incredibly inspiring chemistry.

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Chemistry books
Our favourite Chemistry books to read this Christmas
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Dec 19, 2016

It’s that time of year again: Christmas songs are on the radio, the decorations are up and it’s feeling festive! What better time to sit down and enjoy a great book?

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Chemistry podcasts you’ll want to tune into
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Nov 28, 2016

Can’t agree what music to play in the lab? Why not try listening to a podcast instead? Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular because they’re a great way of multitasking. You can learn something new while carrying on with other tasks or chores. Here’s a roundup of the top chemistry podcasts worth listening to.

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What’s the worst lab mistake you’ve made?
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Nov 21, 2016

From infecting yourself with e.coli to burning down your supervisor’s lab - if you thought you were having a bad day in the lab then these stories will make you feel incredibly lucky!

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The many benefits of lab automation technology
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Oct 25, 2016

The pressure to produce your results while often juggling your time between projects and dealing with budgetary constraints can make labs a stressful place to work! But it doesn’t have to be that way because nowadays technology can help ease the pressure, so you can enjoy the pleasurable side of lab work.

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Enter our Pimp My Lab Coat competition
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Oct 19, 2016

Fed up with the same old plain, boring lab coat? Well, as part of Radleys 50th anniversary celebrations, we want to see your lab coat designs! We're looking for unique and creative designs and our favourite ones will win a personalised lab coat, or set of team lab coats, specially customised with their name, or team name.

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Radleys Tornado and Carousel 6 Plus solve scaling up problems for global company
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Oct 06, 2016

Providing columns for water purification is a key part of Waters’ offering. So, when they had trouble producing solid-phase particles of a consistent size for their columns, they risked wasting time and money unless they could find a solution.

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STEM Careers outside the lab
The Student Spot - Sunlight and Electricity Make a Green Alternative to Sacrificial Oxidants
Author: Jimmy Brancho
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Date: Sep 30, 2016

The Student Spot is a regular feature on the Radleys blog in which we invite those who are studying, researching, or practising chemistry to share their thoughts on the latest developments in the world of science. In this edition, student Jimmy Brancho, a Chemistry Graduate Student at the University of Michigan, talks though using electrodes that respond to solar light to carry out oxidation reactions on organic substrates.

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W5 Radleys Lego competition winner Lachie Lucas
Radleys Lego Lab competition – Meet the winners – Lachie Lucas
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Sep 21, 2016

Congratulations to all the winners of our Radleys Lego Lab competition 2016! The lucky and very talented winners have now received their prizes and we hope they enjoy them. We took some time out to catch up with each winner...

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W5 Radleys Lego competition winners Thomas and George Mowatt
Radleys Lego Lab competition – Meet the winners - George and Thomas Mowatt
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Sep 21, 2016

Congratulations to all the winners of our Radleys Lego Lab competition 2016! The lucky and very talented winners have now received their prizes and we hope they enjoy them. We took some time out to catch up with each winner....

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