April Alchemist Arrives

copper-alchemistThe Alchemist travels back billions of years to the dawn of life this week to learn how aspartic acid may be the crystal Eve, the mother of all chirality while heading back to the future also discovers how biology and nanotechnology might be fused to produce new metamaterials for a range of medical and analytical technologies. Banned scent compounds turn up in childrens toys, we hear while US chemists have built a molecule that bites its own tail to trap smaller molecules within. In environmental news, the recent volcanic activity that grounded thousands of travelers to and from Northern Europe may not have the environmental impact some observers have suggested. Finally, chemistry is the word as Microsoft launches a CML, chemical markup language, add-in for its well-known word processing application.

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3 thoughts on “April Alchemist Arrives

  1. Gregor, you expect me to respond to every trivial comment in perpetuity on a post? Do newspapers carry on responding to letters to the editor three years after a news story publishes? I think not.

    More to the point, I’m not so rigid in my thinking as to imagine that an old post would remain entirely valid in the light of new evidence. Scientific debate is not about being compelling in a balloon debate, it’s about evidence.

    However, as with almost practices with minimal foundation in the real world, there are countless supporters who follow said practices with almost religious zeal, and it’s quite astounding how they will defend their faith to all antagonists…

  2. Careful of what you post here, if Mr. Bradley deems he has not the time to back up his assertions then he will close off your ability to comment as evidenced on another article he has written at http://www.sciencebase.com/science-blog/marshall-protocol. Makes me wonder if he has truly delivered a compelling argument against a particular subject, why he wouldn’t be willing to stand by his writing forever (not just 3 years!).

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