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.
Artificially coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of adhesive protein from squids. At specific conditions of pH and salt, the… Read more The great divide
Science communication is not only about spreading the word of major scientific break-through to the world. It is also, first… Read more One exercise, multiple lessons.
I think you will laugh. But seriously, isn’t there a little bit of martial arts in electron microscopy? Especially in… Read more Tales of the lab 13: The art of electron microscopy
There are some days where nothing is working, when you try to do your best, but no matter how careful… Read more Tales of the lab 12: The emotional lab
This year once more, the Nobel Prize in physics and chemistry was attributed. This year once more, the Nobel Prize… Read more The big men of physics and chemistry.
He is sitting at his bench, looking at his sample, pipet in hand. Singing. She is operating the high pressure… Read more Tales of the lab: 11 Snapshot
It is easy to get data. It is easy to get ideas. But it is much more difficult to get… Read more Tales of the lab: 10 designing an experiment