Midsummer Alchemist

Lots of analytical techniques caught the Alchemist’s eye this week including a new type of Raman for analyzing historical documents, a spit test for glucose in diabetes, observations of supercooled water at 227 K, and an entirely new form of NMR spectroscopy. A filter for brackish water that also lowers fluoride content has been developed and is being tested in Tanzania. Finally, a hydrocarbon award.

via The Alchemist Newsletter: June 25, 2014 — Welcome to ChemWeb.

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David Bradley is owner-operator of ChemSpy.com sibling site to sciencebase.com He is a Chartered Chemist (CChem), Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC). Has experience of QA/QC with a food and beverages company and has been in science communication for more than a quarter of a century. His latest book Deceived Wisdom is on sale now.