Editor’s Selections: Light Education, Dangers of Pepper Spray, Recyclable Epoxy and What’s in Your Mug?December 6th, 2011 Editor's Selections 8 Comments
Sarah Kendrew selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the physical sciences, chemistry, engineering, computer science, geosciences and mathematics. She blogs about astronomy at One Small Step.
On Smaller Questions, Sarah Scoles discusses an interesting paper that describes students’ and teachers’ misconceptions about light and electromagnetic radiation.
Pepper spray has been a topic of interest lately, and not in a good way. If the stuff wasn’t nasty enough by itself already, this post by Neurobonkers will tell you about some scary interactions it causes with other substances.
On Basal Science, Cath reports on the development of a new type of epoxy that can be recycled and reshaped, which is very neat.
And finally, as I’m definitely drinking too much coffee at the moment, I feel like Arielle’s great post on the true carbon footprint of tea and coffee was written just for me.
I’ll be back next week with more selections!