Ep. 32 An Electronic Circuit on Every Seed?

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What if every seed you planted could include a sensor to monitor moisture and nutrients? What if every tissue had nanoscale electronics to check for viruses when you blew your nose? Our fourth season of the Sustainable Nano Podcast launches with an interview about the future of nanotransistor technology with Professor Mike Filler from Georgia …

Bog bodies: the chemistry behind natural embalming

Can you imagine being able to look at a body that is 2,700 years old and know what that person had for dinner? Many people are familiar with mummification, a form of corpse preservation. Probably the most famous type of mummification is the Egyptian process, a ritual that took 70 days. It required the removal …

How many moles of gas are in a Pokémon Gastly?

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This year, Pokémon Go is celebrating the Halloween season with extra spooky Pokémon! As an avid fan of Pokémon as well as a chemist, I wondered, “Is there a connection between ghost Pokémon and chemistry?” With a little inspiration from last week's Mole Day, I was able to find one. (Mole Day is October 23 …