All that glitters isn’t diamond, ruby, emerald, or sapphire. Spodumene, for example, has two beautiful gem varieties: kunzite and hiddenite.
We see a lot of headlines about the “miracle” properties of graphene and carbon nanotubes, but the stories underneath the headlines are either very vague
Here in Eugene, Oregon, we have had several days over the past month or two when smoke from the wildfires in California headed our way.
Rosetta mission updates There’s an awesome graphic making the Internet rounds right now – the city of Los Angeles and Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P),
What do Elizabethan cannons, your smartphone, #2 pencils, nuclear reactors, diamonds, and carbon nanotubes all have in common? Graphite – that’s what. Without it,
Update, July 3, 2019: This post is five years old, but I just discovered that James Spann has a book coming out on weather and