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A review on modified carbon materials as promising agents for hydrogen storage

Posted on 28. August, 2018.

Nowadays, energy is an important issue in all countries and this essential subject and the drawbacks of fossil fuels have encouraged researchers to develop new energies. However, among these new energies such as solar energy, wind energy and others, hydrogen is pre-eminent because it has no pollutant by-product and it is thus clean with a huge thermal energy. However, it is not applicable in many industries because of obstacles such as safety, volatility, explosive hazards and low compressibility. 


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X makes nine: a distant ice giant in the solar system

Posted on 21. June, 2016.

Ever since Pluto lost its status as one of the main planets of our solar system and was demoted to just another frozen denizen of the Kuiper belt, we have had to make do with eight, albeit in a pleasing symmetry, with four rocky ones this side of the asteroid belt and four giants on the far side.


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Chris Rhodes elected a fellow of the RSA

Posted on 23. May, 2016.

Congratulations to Science Progress Editor, Professor Chris Rhodes, who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)!


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Current Commentary: The 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference: COP21

Posted on 6. April, 2016.

COP21 is the latest in the annual “Conference of Parties”, which began in Berlin in 1995, with a main aim to review the implementation of the “Rio Convention” – the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – which entered into force on the 21 March 1994.


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Concepts and relevance of genome-wide association studies

Posted on 11. March, 2016.

The science of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) emerged about a decade ago as a powerful scientific tool to identify genes associated with the outward traits of an organism. GWAS has been developed as a primary method for the identification of disease susceptibility genes in humans. 


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Dementia as an existential threat: the importance of self-esteem, social connectedness and meaning in life

Posted on 20. January, 2016.

Dementia is an umbrella term for a large number of illnesses, all of which involve neurodegenerative changes in the brain. The most common forms of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, but there are over 100 other, rarer conditions. 


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What do bones tell us? The study of human skeletons from the perspective of forensic anthropology

Posted on 4. January, 2016.

Human remains are present in a number of contexts. Some of these are archaeological burial sites, which can comprise individual or mass graves burials. 


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Muon tomography: looking inside dangerous places

Posted on 19. October, 2015.

Free Current Commentary article in Science Progress by Prof Chris Rhodes


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Special feature on Sir John Cornforth

Posted on 13. October, 2015.

Sir John Cornforth AC CBE FRS was one of the major figures of organic chemistry of the 20th century. His pioneering work on the stereochemistry of enzyme reactions was acknowledged by the award of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1975. He also made significant contributions to the synthesis of sterols, the structure and chemistry of penicillin and the chemistry of oxazoles. 


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