Tag Archives: chemistry

Ingredients Of All-Natural Products

Natural foods are a big fad amongst many people nowadays. Everything has to be natural, without any extra chemicals present. What these people don’t realise, however, is that all-natural foods, such as eggs, contain a bewildering list of chemicals in … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Made From Science

Everyone loves apple pies, especially Carl Sagan. Ok, that may not be true, but I love them (at long as they’re gluten free…). But how do you go about making the perfect pie? Over at the New York Times, Amy … Continue reading

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Direct Imaging Of Covalent Bond Structure

“For the first time, scientists have visually captured a molecule at single-atom resolution in the act of rearranging its bonds. The images look startlingly similar to the stick diagrams in chemistry textbooks.” (Wired) These new images (published in Science) of … Continue reading

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Weekly Ramblings – Whose Line Death Star GIFs

Back to some Weekly Ramblings, and this one is full of the Oxford Dictionary’s USA word of the year, GIFs. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to embed GIFs in WordPress, so this will be full of juicy links to them … Continue reading

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The Chemistry of Snowflakes

“The video tracks formation of snowflakes from their origins in bits of dust in clouds that become droplets of water falling to Earth. When the droplets cool, six crystal faces form because water molecules bond in hexagonal networks when they … Continue reading

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Weekly Ramblings – LEGO Crayon Egg Tittles Electricity Language

Another (slightly delayed) Weekly Ramblings! As I seem to have done a fair amount, I’ll start this week off with some LEGO. Specifically, how tall can a LEGO tower physically get (BBC)? Using a hydraulic testing machine, researchers worked out … Continue reading

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Chemistry Dubstep

Dubstep created purely from sounds found in a chemistry lab? Why wouldn’t you make a video of that! This is just pure brilliance. There are links to each of the major sounds used in the description of the video, including … Continue reading

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