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Ramsay: Noble gases, Nobel Prize

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A blue plaque celebrating the life and work of the chemist Sir William Ramsay will be unveiled in Notting Hill today, as part of a series of events marking the International Year of Chemistry.

Science correspondent Tom Feilden reports on why, despite sometimes being overshadowed by more glamorous disciplines, chemistry still holds the key to solving problems like climate change, pollution and resource depletion.


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