– Why do artificial sweeteners taste so much sweeter than sugar? It actually lies in the way the taste receptors in your mouth are configured.
– Hybrid cars seem like a green, earth-friendly technology. But in fact many of them use parts made out of some of the rarest metals on Earth. Leadbeater explains what can be done to make hybrid cars smarter.
– Chemotherapy drugs are ubiquitous in treating cancer. But how do they kill only cancer cells and none, or few, benign cells? Leadbeater explains how.
– Have you seen those cooking shows where chemistry plays a big part in gourmet dishes? You can actually make those little beads that “pop” in your mouth at home. Learn how it works – and how to do it.
Prof. Leadbeater will be talking about the chemistry of cooking at this year’s Alumni Weekend. Click here to find out more and to attend — it’s free!