Nanostructures in chameleons, damselflies, and peacocks (oh my!)

My favorite rain jacket is bright blue. So bright, in fact, that my first semester chemistry professor was able to point it out in a class of 300 people to explain principles of visible light and color. As it happened, the class benefited from two examples that day, my jacket and my face which turned …

From Beer Bubbles to Nanoparticles: What is Nucleation?

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Yes folks, we’ve done it. You probably didn’t think we could, but we found another way to talk about beer and nanoparticles! Have you ever pondered why bubbles form and rise from the bottom of a beer glass? There is an astonishing amount of research on the bubbling or “fizzics” of beer. During the production …

Podcast Ep 15. The Art of Beehives, Foam, & Bubbles: An Interview with Peter Krsko

Artist Peter Krsko uses his background in physics and materials science to study and communicate about nature. He is described as a "bioinspired artist whose approach combines science and art, participatory, interactive and community arts, and play with hands-on education." On this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Krsko about art, science, community building, …