Daily Archives: July 15, 2009


Space Shuttle Endeavour had a successful launch, and is now entering Earth orbit! It’s amazing being able to watch events like these live on NASA TV. Especially when you consider that Endeavour, whose maiden flight was 17 years ago, almost … Continue reading

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Yep. That’s right. An anion made up of uranium and oxygen is called a uranate. UO22-, UO32- and UO42- are all types of uranate. Wait. It gets funnier. If you were to react one of these things in the lab, … Continue reading

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Well, I’m a bit more confident about this talk now, thanks to some extremely useful feedback from two of my rather wonderful colleagues. I’m still rather inexperienced at giving talks (whether public or otherwise). It’s excellent experience though, especially at … Continue reading

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