Monthly Archives: April 2013

Rainbow string

Anyone who knows me will know that I just love that intersection where science and art meet. And things like this are precisely why! Paul Friedlander, one of those delightful rare individuals who’s both a physicist and an artist, put … Continue reading

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Cooking with meteorites

What would you do if you found a meteorite? You might keep it as an ornament. Perhaps you could sell it to a collector or a scientist. Though I’d imagine you probably wouldn’t use it to make jamón serrano… Weirdly though, … Continue reading

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Sanity Check

I’m pretty worn out. My final thesis deadline is now on the scale of days and, as seems to happen in every single aspect of my life, I’m busily fussing about making sure everything is done as well as I’d … Continue reading

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Tequila Diamonds!

So here’s an interesting little thing. Did you know that it’s possible to turn tequila into diamonds? Nope, neither did I. But it has indeed been found that a vapour from 80% proof tequila blanco, when deposited on the surface … Continue reading

Posted in chemistry

Joy and Sunshine…?

I realise that I’ve been quite notably absent from my blog of late. I do apologise for this, dear readers, but I’ve had rather a lot on my plate these past few weeks. Most notably, this: This is (currently) approximately … Continue reading

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