A critically acclaimed show with perhaps more chemistry per hour than any drama in television history, Breaking Bad is also a show involving nefarious and harmful uses of chemistry, and a show very much for adults. Like the show, this post discusses topics that are not to be glamorized, but only to explain how Breaking Bad respects science while exploring sad and unfortunate topics.
Scientists watch TV too! And folks in the biz have taken notice.
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In case you missed it, Popular Science spent a few weeks profiling college laboratories where talented students are getting the opportunity to add to important academic research, learn about and prepare for highly skilled careers in the sciences, and, best of all, blow stuff up.
Popular Science’s series "The Labs that Go Boom" features ten awesome laboratories and their work, providing an interesting look not...
One problem we may face as we get older is the problem of remembering to take our pills. There have been many strides in creating technology-based programs to help patients (such as elderly patients) remember to get their medication. However, a new idea takes the reminder into the realm of sci-fi movies: pills that actually text your healthcare provider.
There's a growing trend in science in which the general public collects and interprets data for research projects led by universities and other institutions. Citizen science, as it's commonly called, can involve tracking wildlife, identifying stars, and even scanning the galaxy for extraterrestrial life. And now... reporting...
By issuing a driver’s license to Google’s robotic car, Nevada has inadvertently created a philosophical quandary: does a car need a license to operate itself? Great minds of the next century will no doubt ponder this question, but today's Nevada pedestrians may get to glimpse the first self-driving car legally allowed on public streets.
The Nevada Department of Motor...
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