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Lee Bishop
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"Chemical sensors aren’t just visually appealing—they also play an important role in monitoring conditions both inside and outside of the lab."
If you took high school chemistry, you might remember using pH indicator strips. You’d take a piece of the specially treated paper, dip it in your solution, and watch it change color depending on w...
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In 2012 around 7 million people died as a result of air pollution exposure according to the World Health Organization. Air Pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Red...
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"This question has become increasingly important, especially as nanomaterials are developed for the biotechnology and medical fields."
Designing non-toxic nanomaterials requires that we understand how those nanomaterials interact with biological systems. Systems such as you me, and all other organisms, contain a “biological soup” ...
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"I did not realize how comfortable I was in a room solely occupied by intelligent and accomplished young women until I experienced nearly the opposite."
Attending Spelman College helped me to realize my potential as a scientist and as a scholar. Sitting in a room full of women, the pressure of impressing members of the opposite sex removed, I was a...
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"According to our interested reader, the mine plans to dump about 6 million metric tons of tailings annually into a nearby fjord..."
Nanoparticles and the Environment Series, Part II  (click here for Part I) Let’s dive in to a real-world nanotechnology problem raised by one of our readers: should waste composed of nanoparticles,...
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"A glass of water with and without natural organic matter would look very similar to the naked eye. However, it turns out they differ in some very important ways."
Ready for a little test?  Try to list all of the things you can think of that are found in a river or lake… I’m sure you came up with things like fish, algae, dirt, plants, and many others.  But on...
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"While it is clear that these plastics should persist in the environment less than their petroleum-derived counterparts, there are still drawbacks to their use."
Every year, millions of tons of plastic are discarded into landfills, where they will take hundreds of years to break down.  New biodegradable plastics offer a potential solution to this problem. L...
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"If we are not careful, we just form big flakes of gold"
In Marco's previous post, you can read how making nanoparticles is like baking – different proportions of ingredients and different processing conditions (time and temperature) can turn your batter...
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"This futile daily ballet of beetle collecting continued for YEARS until the arrival of the fire ant to north Georgia in the 1990s."
My father-in-law has lived on the same plot of farmland in northeast Georgia since he was 5 years old (he turned 60-something this year) and he knows everything about it. He is an amateur entomolog...
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Scientist at UW Madison, Blogger at http://ScienceMinusDetails.com
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  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Postdoctoral Researcher, 2010 - present
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chemist, science enthusiast, researcher, writer, eater, sleeper, pee-er. Writes ScienceMinusDetails; contributes to GreenChemBlog; co-boss of Nerd Nite Madison
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    Chemistry, 2005 - 2010
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Chemistry, 2001 - 2005
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