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Apr 20

Is Chemistry Incompatible with Web 2.0?

(This post is in response to the April 19 editorial in C&E News.  For the response to the May 10 editorial, click here) A recent ChemJobber post notes that C&E News Editor-in-Chief Rudy Baum‘s editorials sometimes have a tendency to approach the controversial – and sometimes the purely political.  I wanted to discuss this weeks …

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Apr 26

Alternative Periodic Tables (Updated. Now with a Final Thought!)

There’s an article in the current issue of Nature Chemistry that discusses some alternative ways of depicting the periodicity of the elements. There’s the IUPAC recognized Mendeleevian periodic table that everyone knows. There’s probably 3 in eyesight of you right now, isn’t there? (click for larger) d d d But how many alternative periodic tables …

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Nov 30

Linear-Motor from Carbon Nanotubes

A recent paper this week by Somada et al. regarding making a linear-motor from carbon nanotubes piqued my interest.[NanoLett] The general design idea is to encapsulate a piece of carbon nanotube material within a larger carbon nanotube. If done correctly you can end up with a configuration as shown below. Reprinted with permission from American …

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