Topics of Interest
The early beginnings of the steam engine
- Electrochemistry: Fuel Cells, Energy to Go.
Read this article to find out how fuel cells work and their
- Organic Chemistry and OrganoMetallic Compounds: Organic
Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs).
Read this article to find out how organic molecules will
light up your life.
Read this article for a better understanding of how physical
constants relate to the size of every-day objects
History of Benzene and Other Simple Organic Structures
Honest Scientific Opinions
Read this article to peak inside the inner world of science,
as two scientists (who I know) give their opinions on how
interdisciplinary science should be done. One view is mutually
inclusive, the other mutually exclusive. The former provides
a foundation for steady progress, the latter an environment
for unexpected progress.
and Global Warming
In 1896 Arrhenius predicted a temperature rise of 5 to 6
degrees for a doubling of carbon dioxide in the earth's
atmosphere. He did this by performing many thousands of
calculations (with no calculator), and after more than 100
years of research, his estimate is comparable to today's
estimates using super-computers and data from NASA.
This paper is not related to our course contents, but the
topic is important and this excellent paper gives a very
good introduction to the complex topic of viral disease
origin and transfer.
Read all about the important role chirality plays in drug
Facilities leads to Novel Research
of DNA, from A to Z
View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth.
Then move through space towards the Earth in successive
orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree. After
that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into
a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell
nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic
universe of electrons and protons.