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Chemical Brothers at Wimbledon

Chemicals are everywhere, even on the manicured English tennis lawns of Wimbledon.   A letter in the Times today spotted  by James pointed out the coincidence of chemical elements from the periodic table featuring in the names of Chinese tennis players.   Sir, Chemists among the tennis fans will not have failed to notice the names […]

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First outing for new fluoropolymer Wimbledon roof

At last the new roof on Centre Court, Wimbledon, was rolled out on Monday evening, and in all the fuss about the roof and of course the first tennis match beneath it, and the lateness of the hour, was anyone interested in what it was made of?   According to its designers, Populous, the retractable roof is made of […]

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