Those of us with a passing interest in hydrocarbons might be interested in this little animation on the New Scientist website: “The sound of hydrogen.” It is one of a series of one-minute animated films explaining basic scientific concepts, which I was lured into this morning by the tempting title “One-Minute Physics – How […]
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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 […]
Last week I met someone by the name of Chandrasekhar in a meeting about publishing technology. The name was familiar, I said, thinking maybe it was someone I had met in business, or someone from school. “It is the Indian Smith,” he said. “But it is also the name of the only Indian winner […]
It is the start of the university tem and the Blog and son are on the long drive west with a car full of electronics, physics text books and enough clean clothes for three months. Exams start on Tuesday so we’ve had an end-year break of admirable studiousness. There has been a lot of […]
Even taxi firms have CRM systems now, I am impressed to find when I have to call my number two local firm because my usual one can’t oblige. They have caller ID, call me by name, remember my address and when I get into the car, the driver asks if I would like to listen […]
There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the UK about the lack of students taking sciences, particularly physics. But ICIS offspring are bucking the trend in a truly cavalier fashion. After this summer’s exam successes, we have a total haul of FOUR physics students amongst ICIS children. We have the son of ICIS Houston’s Allison F studying in Colorado, and here in England, the son of ICIS boss Jim M, and the Blog’s own son and Number One Niece. I must ask all these clever teenagers what the statistical probability of that is.