Unusual wedding gifts
Reactive Reports writer David Bradley has prepared an unusual list of gifts with which to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Rather than sticking with the mundane paper, cotton, and diamonds, he has opted for cellulose, Kevlar, and buckyballs among other chemical delights.
Molecules with Silly Names
Angelic acid, diabolic acid, penguinone, betweenanene, spamol, jesterone, and yes, arsole: if you have ever suppressed a laugh at a serious chemical name that has an unintended extra meaning, the popularity of this page will prove you are not alone. This site is maintained by Paul May at the University of Bristol, who also runs one of the top Molecule of the Month sites. The SillyMols page gives structures and short explanations for many of the compounds. Browse 'n' chuckle.
Answers to questions on high school exams...
For example: "The tides are a fight between the Earth and moon. All water tends towards the moon, because there is no water in the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight."
The Periodic Table of Comic Books
Click on an element to see a list of comic book pages involving that element. Click on a thumbnail on the list to see a full comic book page.
Valentine P. Ananikov: NMR Miscellaneous
This is a collection of various jokes, stories, quotes, and other near-nmr garbage: NMR Technique, Shimming, NMR Software, Computers and OS, NMR Theory, Pulse Programs Creating, Hardware, Service, "Going wrong" MURPHY'S LAWS (classical) etc.
The following phrases, frequently found in technical writings, are defined below for your enlightenment. They are adapted from 'A glossary for research reports, by C. D. Graham, Jr., which appeared in Metal Progress, Vol. 71, No. 5, May. 1957. Graham had evidently read too many scientific papers by the time he composed this clever compilation.
Chris Blake: The Lonely Struggle of the Long Distance Shimmer
The secret to shimming an NMR spectrometer is not to let your mind wander. The mind can play tricks on even an experienced shimmer.