So the time is now 19:00, I'm sitting in my lounge with my loved ones watching a show about a couple who had made millions in a matter of a few years from hard saving and a good income. My first thought, "right how can I make more money?" How can I provide a good future for my family, ah yes my blog.
The most amazing and beautiful shots of chemical reactions that you will most likely ever see. At beautifulchemistry.net they have been able to shoot them at 4K UltraHD resolution to capture the finest details, enjoy.
The wonders of science are evident all around us, it's amazing to think about the size of our universe, the complexity of the human genome or even just how much blood is pumped by the human heart in an hour.
Urine has been a source of some major insights in chemistry. Without it we may not have fertilizers, matches or even some fizzy drinks. What's even more amazing is that urine led to the discovery of one of the first elements of the modern era.
With halloween just around the corner, we are at that time of the year where many of us get a thrill of being scared senseless. Some may love the boost of adrenaline that comes from watching a horror film or being spooked just before they go to sleep. But what is fear and why are some of us attracted to it?
How does a permanent set of contact lenses to correct your eye sight sound? no more glasses or dry, itchy eyes due to contacts. Well this could be possible in the very near future with the invention of UK student Devesh Mistry idea to use an auto-focusing, liquid crystal material to corrects all kinds of defects in vision.
The worlds lightest material known to science has a structure that is made out of around 99.99% air (says aerospace company - Boeing). The name of the material goes by Microlattice; the lightest metallic structure ever made. In fact the material is so light it can actually balance on top a dandelion; however, don't be fooled, for the material is very strong.
In season 1 episode 6 of breaking bad Walter takes some mercury fulminate a blows up Tuco's HQ. Can it really cause the explosion that it did in the show?
The answer was given in mythbusters; to test the mercury fulminate, 5 grams (in the show Walt had around 50g) of the stuff (which was wired to a squib) was placed inside a pumpkin. The mission was to see if it made a 'big' explosion; the results were good. The pumpkin was literally no more; check out the video.
Grad students in denmark have been able to develop a new bio-sensor which promises to spot unclean water in a matter of seconds. A technology such as this, if put into production can prove to be so useful for companies who depend upon fast lab results to get an all clear for clean water.
"I believe that our product will revolutionise the way microbiological water quality measurements are made," said Erik Gustav Skands, a graduate students from the Technical University of Denmark and CEO of the tech startup, SBT Aqua. The team behind the invention hopes to bring it to market some time next year.
A plastic "skin" able to feel pressure has be created at stanford by the work of Zhenan Bao, a professor of chemical engineering. The new material is able to know how hard it is being pressed by carrying an electrical impulse to a living brain cell.