Bring your lab skills to the BBQ!

Posted on: July 14, 2016

With the right ingredients, a “dash” of chemistry, maybe a cold drink, – we can turn up the heat and feel smug that we’re all chemists when we barbecue!

Asynt chemistry of ice cream blog

The Chemistry of Ice Cream

Posted on: June 17, 2016

We haven’t managed to convince Martyn that an in-house ice cream manufacturing station with an Asynt CryoSyn liquid nitrogen generator is a reasonable staff facility, but we did find that the cooling DrySyn SnowStorm Reactor Kit is really wonderful at holding* several of these chilled treasures at a low temperature until we’re ready to eat! We might possibly need more space for sauces, toppings and proper ice cream cornets though…

Mary Rose freeze dryer blog

Freezing the Mary Rose

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Tall ship, the Mary Rose, was lost to the ocean depths in July, 1945. Amongst the traditional tools used to preserve her heritage were some innovative new ones too, such as the freeze dryer.

A trick for the next Bond movie?

Posted on: May 13, 2016

With new inventions needed for the next James Bond movie, the Israeli team of researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science might have just the thing!

Sir Harry Kroto

Sir Harry Kroto – a learning experience

Posted on: May 13, 2016

The world of chemistry needs innovators and creators and I’m so glad to have learned more about Sir Harry Kroto, who would have absolutely met this criteria! Find out more about my discoveries here.

The Asynt tea addicts!

Posted on: April 18, 2016

We look at how tea does great things – not just for the British!

Up to Speed on Meldonium

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Dr Kerry Elgie recommends: Derek Lowe covers the scandal that hit the newspapers worldwide recently relating to tennis superstar, Maria Sharapova, and her use of a drug called Meldonium which has never been officially approved in the US or anywhere in Western Europe.

#Realtimechem week 2015

Posted on: October 16, 2015

Remember that we’ve mentioned Dr Galactic and the Lab Coat Cowboy in the past? They are responsible for #realtimechem week 2015 – find out how you can get involved!

A great summer of British sport!

Posted on: July 9, 2015

Arran Solomonsz new blog – Through these balmy days, a great British summer of sport is in progress but it was taken to a new level today. Read on…!