Spider Silk, e-Cigarettes, Alchemy Music

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1:17
Synthetic spider silk is stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar, and it’s on the verge of arriving in commercial applications.
C&EN Volume 92 Issue 9 | pp. 24-27
Issue Date: March 3, 2014

4:10
E-Cigarette use is on the rise- what’s known about their health risks compared to other tobacco products?
C&EN Volume 92 Issue 10 | pp. 32-33
Issue Date: March 10, 2014

6:30
Milk proteins protect fabric samples in flammability tests. How much potential do they hold as ecofriendly flame retardants?
C&EN Latest News
Web Date: March 11, 2014

7:56
An alchemist used a musical score to hide a secret recipe.
C&EN Volume 92 Issue 12 | p. 40 | Newscripts
Issue Date: March 24, 2014

10:15
What’s That Stuff? Seeds from the spongelike loofah in your bathroom may contain diabetes-combating compounds.
C&EN Volume 92 Issue 13 | p. 29
Issue Date: March 31, 2014

11:10
What’s That Stuff? Find out about the latest covering to grace Goodyear’s iconic blimp.
C&EN Volume 92 Issue 12 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 24, 2014

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