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Why did we create haunted houses filled with fluorescent skeletons, creaking floor, hanging spider webs and whining ghosts, when we… Read more Tales of the lab : 25 the haunted lab
Mussels are annoying molluscs when it comes to fouling of fish nets or boat hulls: they stick to it. Actually,… Read more Recent research on mussels highlights unusual processing path for hard and flexible coatings.
Have you ever attended a tupperware meeting? I, no. But I have attended a “Corporate Make-Up Workshop” organised for free… Read more More women at the workplace = new jobs!
Every student who enrols in a PhD program has personal curiosity and interest into the research topic in questions. But… Read more Tales of the lab: 24 PhD or not PhD? Why do students embark?
Conquering space, building extra-terrestrial colonies, space travels, are current trendy topic with the SpaceX projects or the first images of… Read more Promising the moon: extra-terrestrial colonies build by 3D Printing.
Reflections and thoughts after the event “Conversation with Helga Nowotny”, moderated by Jannelle Thompson, associate director at the Singapore- MIT… Read more Under Singapore’s angle: women in STEM
Having mould in your house is certainly the last thing that you want. But mould can actually be used to… Read more Mushrooms, but not to eat: making green materials out of them.
Looking for raw materials to craft some spiritual masks? You can use: wood shell lime ochre black paint barkcloth spiky… Read more DIY craft
Using earth clay to make pots is boring, let’s use it as body paint and ritual masks! That’s what are… Read more The clay masks of the mudmen
Not that it has any reason to be easy, either. Why would it be easy when we struggle to mimic… Read more Tales of the lab: 23 The squid beak mystery: why is it so difficult to reproduce the beak of a squid?
This is the end, hold your breath and count to ten. My 18-months postdoctoral position is coming to the end.… Read more Tales of the lab 22: Post-doc overview
Bio-organometallics are organic molecules containing at least one metal atom. They are abundant in nature, classical examples being the rather… Read more Bio-organometallics: engineering new biomolecules and proteins
Today, the microscope has decided to show me life in pink. Or rather reconstituted, alike, life. In pink. These are… Read more Life in pink
It is now proven that the digestive system is our second brain. Could our skeleton be the third? There is… Read more Bone and memory
Being stuck in a plane for a 12 hours flight, especially going East, is the perfect occasion to catch up… Read more Book reviews: 12 hours inside the brain
Coloration can be due to the presence of a pigment, or of a structure. One typical advantage of structural coloration… Read more I see skies of blue…
The asphalt, or bitumen, covering our roads is a highly viscous fluid obtained from petroleum (see the very impressive drop… Read more Veracruz’ black