Elise’s angels or a delicate skyline

Unexpected results are among the things that makes it so interesting to be a chemist. You can never be completely sure what is the result of a reaction, even though I have seen this specific experiment many times before. Chemistry can become an art form. You can catch a skyline in a small glass.

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High-speed friction at the nanometer scale

Friction is important in everyday life, but because it is everywhere we often take it completely for granted. Every time you stand still, walk, or hold an object, friction helps you to control movements. At the same time, the friction of moving parts in machines, and the associated wear, costs modern societies an enormous amount of energy and materials.

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Science presentations, they are a-changing

Have you ever listened to a presentation on a topic you really like, but still you got lost halfway? Or have you ever felt like an imposter at a conference, because you were not even able to even understand the introduction? Maybe it was not you; maybe we need to rethink the way presentations are given.

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