Since the second half of the 18th century and the Lumières, technical progress has been, with rare exceptions, antithetic to… Read more Getting inspiration from bamboo to build our next green technologies
Scientific conferences: going, presenting, taking notes, and typing the notes! Going to conferences is always a lot of fun.… Read more Tales of the lab 15: Outside the lab: conferences
The archeological city of Angkor fascinates the tourists by the symmetry of the temples, the beauty of the carvings, the… Read more Angkor temples: What are the pigments?
I’ve just attended a Symposium about Women in STEM in Singapore (http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/conference/WiEST/2018/index.html). Here is a personal and local summary of… Read more Women in STEM Symposium
Well, usually, you know, I am quite peaceful-lah. I am so big, I don’t move much, right. 2 meter height,… Read more Tales of the lab: 14 Interview with freezer 2
It is white with a lot of foam and the bubbles are getting larger when I turn the knob on… Read more Tales of the lab: 13 Bubbles
A dragon kiln is a very long furnace for firing a large amount of potteries, that can be one metre… Read more Dragon kiln
The burkas by Mella Jaarsma, which are made from unusual materials like banana peel, squirrel’s skins, snakes. The sonnet in… Read more New materials and systems: an artistic selection (very selective)
Coloured Electron Micrograph of salt formation during drying.