• The Chemistry of Cider

The Chemistry of Cider

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Having looked at the chemistry behind beer previously, it seemed only fair to also take a look at cider for all the cider drinkers out there. On a hot summer’s day, the cool, refreshing taste of cider is hard to beat. But what are the chemicals behind this flavour?

  • 15-06-28 - This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Medical Marijuana Benefits & Graphene Oxide Teabags

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on how coating diamonds with graphite can almost eliminate friction, Brimstone in Earth’s core, functional silk ink for a variety of biomedical applications, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

  • Why does asparagus make your wee smell?

Why Does Asparagus Make Your Wee Smell? Book Cover Reveal!

It’s been a while since the last news on the book, but it’s still very much on its way – and here’s the cover to prove it! It’s out in the UK on October 8, 2015, and it’s already available to preorder on Amazon here. A little more information follows if this is the first you’ve heard about it!

  • Graphene - The Carbon-Based Wonder Material

Graphene: The Carbon-Based ‘Wonder Material’

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You may not have been aware, but this week is Graphene Week 2015, which marks a yearly week-long conference at the University of Manchester based around the emerging science and technological applications of graphene. This seemed as good a time as any to take a look at graphene: what it is, why some scientists are excited by its potential, and how it might make its way to your hands in the near future.

  • 15-06-21 - This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Graphene-Coated Diamonds & The World’s Thinnest Light Bulb

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on how coating diamonds with graphite can almost eliminate friction, Brimstone in Earth’s core, functional silk ink for a variety of biomedical applications, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

  • Chemistry of Stain Removers

The Chemistry of Stain Removal

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Stains on clothes can be a pain to shift – luckily chemistry is on hand to help out! A range of different molecules are present in stain removers and detergents to help shift grease and dirt, and they can work in different ways. This graphic takes a look at how we can categorise different types of stains, and how the molecules that help remove them work.