Chemistry Tag

Gideon

Back in the year 2011, one of Northeastern University’s beloved students received the Gideon Klein Award for the years 2011-2012. Emili Kaufman got the award for her exceptional analysis of the artwork of Felix Nussbaum. He was a surrealist painter of German origin, who was killed in one of the Nazi concentration camps in 1944 at Auschwitz.   It was actually put forth to honour Gideon Klein...

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Kroto

Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto won his Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996, with his fellow collaborators Robert Curl and Richard Smalley. The prize was for their amazing discovery of the existence of the most peculiar form of carbon. Kroto narrated the story of their discovery in the Presidential Speaker Series put forth by Northeastern University’s Profiles in Innovation. “Carbon is peculiar,” he said. “More...

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Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones can officially be called as one of the most- watched shows. It gave the audience a taste of magical goodness and an amazing plot to swoon over. Rebecca Certner, a Ph.D. candidate in the Northeastern University writes about various scientific and fantastical elements which the audience witness in the show.   According to Certner, ‘The Wall’ seems sceptical through the eyes of science. The...

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fireworks

A splendid fireworks display can be the highlight of any festival. It’s a feast for the senses. And lately, it’s not just been festivals, even small celebrations, such as graduations or sporting events are a popular time for this colorful artistry. Long before a show begins, these fireworks have to be designed. At what height should they explode? How broad should the burst be? What...

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Apple cider vinegar has earned a good name for itself in the natural health community. It claims to provide a tonne of benefits which include weight loss, lower blood sugar, reduced cholesterol, etc. It’s generally synthesised by squeezing out the juice of apples, then adding bacteria and yeast to trigger the fermentation process. In the last step, the alcohol, thus formed, is converted into vinegar...

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Often people tend to see disabled people as weak and incompetent but that’s just their thoughts limiting them from seeing beyond the disability. We are quite familiar with Helen Keller- an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She did not let her disability stand in her path of success and became the first woman to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Similarly, the legendary author...

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chemistry

Humans have evolved a long way from nomadic wanderers to building artificially intelligent robots. As a consequence and sometimes even attribute of the process of evolution, our eating habits have also changed considerably. Earlier, stone age man mostly ate his food raw. With the accidental discovery of roasted meat in wild fire; cooking was pioneered. After so many years of evolutionary experience we have the...

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