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By Nastaran Meftahi, Dave Winkler, Salvy Russo and Andrew J. Christofferson

The first commercial LED lights came out in the 1960s, but it wasn’t until the colour could be fully tuned, nearly 40 years later, that their full utility was realised. Recent work aims to do the same thing for fluorescent polymers and other novel materials, but in a fraction of the time, using machine learning.

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The name game

By Ian D. Rae
Nomenclature in chemistry took a giant step forward in the late eighteenth century when French chemists – Louis Bernard Guyton de Morveau...

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