Chemical Reaction

Notre Dame Slam Dunks Research For Cleaner Energy

Despite the University of Notre Dame being bested by Xavier University during 2012 NCAA March Madness basketball, the Indiana institution still scores well when it comes to research aimed at producing cleaner energy.

Math Masters Compete For Title And Charity

Yet another tournament I wasn't invited to. . . it's OK, I'm used to it. In this case, it was probably for the best. I certainly wouldn't want to embarrass myself in front of math geniuses.

Redecorating? Consider A Periodic Table Table

You won't find this table at Ikea. . . or anywhere else. This one-of-a-kind table houses samples of almost every chemical element. Each sample is nested in a square cubby with a wooden lid that is carved with the element symbol, name and number.

White Paper States Seven Steps Will Ensure Security

I'm a fan of lists. I'm an even bigger fan of lists that can help me achieve goals. Throw in a numbered list, and I am in heaven. A numbered list tells me I will be able to better myself or my work in just a few steps.

Defend Humankind Via Video Games

Forget World of Warcraft, let's master Bacto-Lab, Robo-Lobster, Cloud Control and Space Junker. Instead of role playing in fantasy land, you can engineer E.coli bacteria for beneficial applications. The key is to do so without letting loose harmful bacteria that would surely cause widespread panic.

Explosion Protection: There's A Merit Badge For That

I'm pretty sure I was an honorary Boy Scout. For 10 years my parents served as den leaders for my brother's various troops and I remember always tagging along to the outings. While I didn't have the official uniform, I do remember how much fun it was to be exposed...

Researchers Find Oil And Water Do Mix

Two repulsive interactions lead to a strong attraction – who knew? The researchers at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) in Warsaw, that's who.

Forget 5S, Raccoons Can Help Create A World-Class Facility

In theory, everything will work as planned. It's not until a system is tested that manufacturers can be certain their processes are sound. Even better, an unexpected "test" to the system will expose all chinks in the process chain.

Weigh In On Proposed Names for Two New Elements

Hot dog! Now is my chance to have my name immortalized on the Periodic Table. I just have to decide on Tracionium or Purdumion. Well, it's not that easy. But, there are two elements waiting in the wings for approval on their proposed names.

Researchers At Princeton Speed Up "A-ha" Moments

I remember my first "a-ha" moment. I'm ashamed to say it wasn't until my early teens. But then again, I was amassing the information I needed to fuel the "a-ha" moment. Since then, I've had numerous "a-ha" moments – some not as earth-shattering as others.