Friday, November 18, 2005

Better living through chemistry ...

There are neon colored bubbles in your future ... hmm, make that Zubbles. And they have names.



At 11/19/2005 2:20 PM, Blogger Ernest said...


I love those sort of stories about how things get invented -- and why. How did a revolution in dyes and organic chemistry happen? A guy wanted to add bright colors to the most whimsical toy around.

You can't beat that.

At 12/05/2005 10:48 PM, Blogger tess said...

Yep, and I found this even more interesting having recently finished the book The Last Sorcerers, about the transition from alchemy to chemistry.

That historical perspective puts the achievements of our contemporary chemists into a whole new light. It's also a fun read.



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