Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The gears and levers of luck.
Let us try our hand.
Let us shape in wood & steel & paint that mechanism that throws
fortune our way, those channels by which our present is shaped and our
Let us build, and in building, let us approach an understanding of the
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
In A World Where You Are Possible
Friday, December 18, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Mn3+ in Trigonal Bipyramidal Coordination
"The researchers were trying to make compounds with novel electronic properties, mixing manganese oxide, which is black, with other chemicals and heating them to high temperatures.
Then Mas Subramanian, a professor of material sciences, noticed that one of the samples that a graduate student had just taken out of the furnace was blue."
-New York Times: Kenneth Chang