chemistry

Mad Quickies 2.18

Mad Quickies 2.18

Judith Ann Braun paints using fingertips and charcoal. Castles made from icicles. Images of nebulae, animated to show their 3D structure. Web-controlled puppet. A micrograph of layers of paint from a theater wall. Autodesk’s 123D Creature. SLR camera lens pendant lamp. Astronaut duvet and pillow case. Keyboard wine stoppers. Elements – Experiments in Character Design. What Is the Unive... »

Mad Quickies 12.17

Mad Quickies 12.17

Chewbacca bathrobe. Also Spock and 4th Doctor. Ancestor necklace. Unrelated look-alikes. Best damn Christmas ever. O Chemistree! (via Melissa) Doctor Who cookies. Plastic objects as sea creatures. Gingerbread Weasley’s Burrow. Classic carps. Rorschach placemats. (Featured image via Kim Preston) »

Amuse-Bouche: The Chemistry of Candy + Lollipops

Amuse-Bouche: The Chemistry of Candy + Lollipops

I wanted to create some kind of Valentine’s Day treat for the Lab. Steve, Maggie, and Maddie (the MadArtBot) were kind enough to 3D print some hearts for me, from which I could make candy molds: That’s right, anatomically-correct human hearts. Aren’t they romantic? Okay–let’s make some candy. »

Making Apple Pie From Scratch

Making Apple Pie From Scratch

A wise man once suggested that if you truly want to make an apple pie from scratch, you had to start at the beginning—the very beginning. Back when Carl Sagan uttered that famous line, all the while butchering that poor pie*, he was speaking of taking elementary particles and constructing atoms in which to bind into chemicals. This is sort of difficult. But what if we met Carl halfway? »

Science Music from the Sixties

I might be the last one to the party on this, but I have recently discovered the eccentric musical world of Tom Lehrer, and what a wonderful world it is. More nerdy tunes after the jump. »