Winter 2008/9, Vol. 26, No. 4
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750, Corning Museum of Glass. Reviewed by Peter Dear.
An Uneasy Partnership
Kelly More, Disrupting Science: Social Movements, American Scientists, and the Politics of the Military. Reviewed by Jody A. Roberts
Christmas at Hanford
During World War II, over 50,000 people lived and worked at the DuPont Hanford Engineering site, the largest of the Manhattan Project sites. They were cut off from the outside world, but that didn’t stop them from trying to maintain a normal existence. This photo essay recounts the daily activities and holiday celebrations that took place at Hanford.
Entered into Evidence
Courtrooms rely on scientific evidence and its interpretation to help reach a verdict, but to what end is it reliable?
Science and Celebrity
Part experimenter and part entertainer, Humphry Davy was a 19th-century icon. Working his way up from humble beginnings, Davy took England by storm, traveling among the scientific and literary elite while dazzling the public with his groundbreaking experiments.
Wine may be an ancient beverage, but scientists have only recently begun to investigate the chemical components that give wines their distinct and complex flavors. Through experiments and the application of new technologies, scientists at UC Davis are working to determine the molecular makeup of a good glass of vino.
Sealed with a Wrap
Cellophane celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with a comeback, after losing out to cheaper imitations in the 1970s.
Drexel University professor Jean-Claude Bradley brings Second Life to his chemistry classroom.