chemistry

Annual Demonstration
8:25 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Fun with Science and Star Trek

The fireball created by one of the explosions during the show
Credit Curtis Bisbee

“Fascinating” is a word often used by Spock, and he may well have used it again if he witnessed this year’s Science Demonstration Show at Western Illinois University.

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11:14 am
Tue August 13, 2013

New Forensic Archaeology Technique Provides Insights Into 'Day Before Death'

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Kaare Lund Rasmussen and his colleagues have used their newly developed sampling technique on soil samples from 19 medieval burials in the cemeteries Lindegaarden in Ribe and Ole Wormsgade in Horsens, Denmark.
For more than a century archaeologists have carefully brushed and shoveled away the soil surrounding human skeletons. It was thought that the soil was without any value -- but now ground-breaking research from Danish scientists show that that the soil holds the key to very detailed information about the individual in the grave.
Green Chemistry
10:48 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Emphasis - March 16

Thottumkara "TK" Vinod

Rich Egger's guest is Western Illinois University chemistry professor Thottumkara K. "TK" Vinod. They talk about "green" chemistry.

Vinod said green chemistry is the practice of creating chemical products with the least amount of adverse impact on the environment.

"By doing green chemistry, chemists are thinking of producing chemical products so that we don't have to deal with chemical waste at the end," Vinod said.

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