Archive for June, 2012


jtotheizzoe:

History, Chemistry, and Cold Beer

How a Mesopotamian mix-up led to 8,000 years of cold suds. Ancient civilizations in the Middle East made a bread out of malted barley. When that bread got mixed with water, met some airborne yeast and was left to sit in the dark, the bakers fell over when they tried to drink it.

That’s how the legend goes anyway. Beer and other fermented drinks have been behind our transition from hunter-gatherers to agriculture, many advances in early chemistry and even how we organized early American towns.

Since all graduate student paths lead to beer, it’s high time we scientists get to know our best friend’s origins.

(via Inside Science)

History, chemistry, and beer. Such quality!

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jtotheizzoe:

History, Chemistry, and Cold Beer

How a Mesopotamian mix-up led to 8,000 years of cold suds. Ancient civilizations in the Middle East made a bread out of malted barley. When that bread got mixed with water, met some airborne yeast and was left to sit in the dark, the bakers fell over when they tried to drink it.

That’s how the legend goes anyway. Beer and other fermented drinks have been behind our transition from hunter-gatherers to agriculture, many advances in early chemistry and even how we organized early American towns.

Since all graduate student paths lead to beer, it’s high time we scientists get to know our best friend’s origins.

(via Inside Science)

History, chemistry, and beer. Such quality!


jtotheizzoe:

Crystalline Candleholders Made Using The Magic Of Magnetism

Jólan van der Wiel is a Dutch designer harnessing the power of nature to create unbelievable forms. His candlesticks begin as resin packed with iron oxide. Then, through a pulley system fitted with large magnets, the  resin is pulled along the magnetic field lines into shapes that represent a freakin’ force of physics, visualized right before our eyes. The invisible made visible.

When the resin sets, the magnetic field spikes are written in air forever, with no human intervention!

Previously: The insane magnetic liquid art of ferrofluids, be amazed here and again here

( Co.Design)

This is an incredible idea. What better centerpiece could you want?


earthlynation:

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jtotheizzoe:

Crystalline Candleholders Made Using The Magic Of Magnetism

Jólan van der Wiel is a Dutch designer harnessing the power of nature to create unbelievable forms. His candlesticks begin as resin packed with iron oxide. Then, through a pulley system fitted with large magnets, the  resin is pulled along the magnetic field lines into shapes that represent a freakin’ force of physics, visualized right before our eyes. The invisible made visible.

When the resin sets, the magnetic field spikes are written in air forever, with no human intervention!

Previously: The insane magnetic liquid art of ferrofluids, be amazed here and again here

( Co.Design)

This is an incredible idea. What better centerpiece could you want?

earthlynation:

Octopus by freshADDICT