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Poetry and the Periodic Table

An invitation to discover the poetic elements of the periodic table at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) in Philadelphia has just landed in the Blog inbox.   On the first Friday in September Jena Osman, author of the interactive hypertext poem “The Periodic Table as Assembled by Dr. Zhivago, Oculist,” will be reading her work […]

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NECA Spring Meeting at Philadelphia’s Union League

NECA’s Annual Spring Meeting will be on Thursday, 10 March 2011 at the historic Union League in Philadelphia, my friend Kathy writes to tell the Blog.   “It will kick off at 11 am with cocktails, and lunch is served at noon. The cost for the event is $140.   This is the only event of the year where […]

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ICIS Training in Philadelphia

The training team have just finished doing the petrochemical seminars in Philadelphia at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Peter T writes …   One photo shows Kati from the museum explaining the production and uses of Bakelite, which is considered to be the first fully synthetic polymer. Another photo shows her explaining the development of synthetic […]

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Chemicals banish bad hair days

Chemicals that banish bad hair days garnered the most press coverage from Sunday’s American Chemical Society’s conference in Philadelphia. While “one of the world’s biggest gathering of scientists” debated air pollutants and blood thinners, the world’s newspapers carried pictures of tousle-haired models pouting at the state of their locks.

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