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3rd September 2012 – The Arsonist, the Martian, the Cat and the Coke …. oh, and Dwain

Tony Bristow, AstraZeneca, Macclesfield Have you ever wondered what links Martians to Olympic athletes? Cats to cocaine? Surgery to the Shroud of Turin? Pizza to forensic science? No? Well you will shortly…. In this discussion all will be revealed. We … Continue reading

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14th May 2012 – Water: Weird or What?

Dr Jichen Li from Manchester will talk to us about the strange properties of one of the most common materials we see around us (particularly in the Manchester area). Liquid water has importance as a solvent, a solute, a reactant … Continue reading

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1st September 2008 – Liquid Crystals

What are they and why are they appearing everywhere? Professor Helen Gleeson from Manchester University helped us understand how something can be both a liquid and a crystal. Normally, we consider matter to have three distinct states: solid, liquid and … Continue reading

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