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The Science of Sandcastles

Summer’s blue skies and warm temperatures beckon us to the beach. After all, summer is synonymous with fun in the sun, surf, and sand. And what is a day in the sand without building a sandcastle? While rising tides can be every sandcastle builder’s enemy, the ocean is also their greatest ally. That’s because damp sand sticks together, allowing sandcastle magic. Dry, powdery sand may feel nice but it’s no friend of castle building and a large part of that is down to cohesion. Quick tests of moist and dry sand showed a 10x difference in cohesion!


Powder Rheology for Pharmaceutical Development

Pharmaceutical development is highly regulated, and for good reason. Potential new products must be rigorously tested to ensure their safety, purity, and performance are acceptable before coming to market. For topical creams, regulations uphold stability lifetime parameters and require identification of any impurities before products reach consumers.


In-Operando Isothermal Microcalorimetry Poster

Poster In-Operando Isothermal Microcalorimetry to Accelerate Screening of New Battery Chemistries Authors: Jeremy May, Hang Lau Technology: Battery Cycler Microcalorimeter Solution Abstract Screening new cell chemistries using traditional electrochemical methods is a time prohibitive process that significantly slows the pace of research. These methods involve cycling the cell until signs of degradation or sufficient capacity…