Friday Coffee Break: Towing Icebergs, Filming Chemistry, and Other Fantastic Feats of Science
Bits and pieces (largely but not always entirely related to life science) to muse over–or check out and save for later–while enjoying a well-deserved Friday coffee. Or tea. Enjoy!
|WATER FLOWED (FLOWS?) ON MARS
|Water probably flowed across ancient Mars, but whether it ever exists as a liquid on the surface today remains debatable.
|HOW TO TOW A BUILDING-SIZED ICEBERG
|A French engineer dreams of towing a six-million-ton iceberg from Antarctica to Africa using a rope and a tugboat.
|TURNING TRASH INTO BIOFUEL
|Turning garbage into fuel is potentially an answer to two pressing problems—diminishing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels and an alternative to burying trash in landfills. Edmonton, Canada’s chief oil city, will lead the way in 2012.
|VIDEO COMPETITION: FIND CHEMISTRY IN EVERYDAY LIFE
|Submit a 3-minute video to ChemistryViews sharing where chemistry appears in your everyday life. Contest is open now through September 30, 2011.