Hyperloop 2

Train of the Future

Imagine you just woke up. You have exactly 35 minutes to get from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area, a distance of approximately 900 miles. Not possible? Well, Elon Musk has made a career out of making...
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Armor, Heal Thyself

How NASA and Michigan chemists teamed up to make a material that bleeds, and heals In the recent Matt Damon film, The Martian, the astronauts repeatedly find themselves in situations where only a thin wall...
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Let’s Stay Together

Getting Protein Bonds to Stick Imagine a match made in heaven: yin and yang, Batman and Robin, peanut butter and jelly. Now, try to picture what those combinations would look like in the realm of chemistry....
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Proton-Coupled Electron Transport

A New Branch of Organic Chemistry A common metaphor used to describe organic chemistry is “the psychology of electrons.” This statement embodies one of the fundamental ideas of organic chemistry: most...