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Wasabi alarm system wins Chemistry Prize

Scientific researchers have come up with a failsafe way to get you up in the morning, even if you’re deaf.   The Ig Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded yesterday to a Japanese team at Shiga University of Medical Science, for their patented invention of an alarm that wakes people up by releasing a pungent […]

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Chemistry – a brand problem but all the beauty in the world

A blue plaque celebrating the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning chemist Sir William Ramsay was unveiled in London’s Notting Hill on Wednesday, as part of a series of events marking the International Year of Chemistry, I heard on Radio 4′s Today programme as I drove to work in the morning. Hugh Aldersey-Williams, writer […]

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Sesame Street gets into Chemistry

Sesame Street characters are used to trick children into enjoying chemistry, in this video preview from the Magic Map Show at Expo 2010 Shanghai. Whatever it takes …  

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Top Chemical Adverts #11 BASF Chemistry

Chemistry creates good relationships among people, according to this new TV advert from BASF. Watch out for the cute wriggling sushi.  

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Chemical Party

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–As the beers are being chilled, the buffets piled high and the name badges laid out in alphabetical order, the first guests are edging warily into the opening parties of NPRA 2010.   To get petchem folk in the party mood, the video channel of the European Commission, EUtube, has produced a […]

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Royal Society of Chemistry tracks down gum artist

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–Chemistry academics have scoured London to offer work to a man who paints tiny pictures on discarded chewing gum, according to a BBC News article which Lara has sent to the Blog on the Saturday morning of NPRA.   Clearly not sharing the Blog’s distaste for chewing gum, the UK’s Royal Society […]

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Chemical companies sponsor Essential2Life race

The Chemistry Council of New Jersey and American Chemistry Council Members sponsor the 4th annual essential2┬«life 5km race in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA on 10 April 2010. The race is presented by regional member companies of the ACC and the Chemistry Council of New Jersey, to benefit the American Red Cross […]

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Polymer chemist makes non-stick chewing gum

Chewing gum, yuk. The Blog is not a fan, especially open-mouthed chewing and filthy streets, but now a UK scientist has discovered a way to use polymer chemistry to make chewing gum that will not stick to pavements and shoes.   Prof Terence Cosgrove of Bristol University is listed as one of the Times’ top […]

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More salacious chemical humour

A chemical prankster has sent the Blog this link to what he calls “Chemistry Porn.”

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Greener plastics from potatoes

“I say potay-to, you say potah-to …” but soon you’ll be saying compostable plastics, even if it doesn’t scan.   Scientists at the UK’s University of Leicester have been modifying starch and cellulose into plastic materials which can be rotted down on the compost heap. They are showing off their greener experiments at the Royal Society’s Summer […]

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