organic chemistry

This Synthetic ‘Tongue’ Is An Insufferable Whiskey Snob

This Synthetic ‘Tongue’ Is An Insufferable Whiskey Snob

Whiskey tastes like warm poison. To be fair, if you add an ice cube to the mix, it tastes like chilly poison. Even my very nice mum, in her infinite wisdom, once described whiskey as “horrible”. Nevertheless, those who insist there is a difference between good and bad whiskey will…

The Batteries Of The Future Could Be Powered By Rhubarb

The Batteries Of The Future Could Be Powered By Rhubarb

Building the perfect battery is a hard problem. Batteries either too inefficient or too expensive or too unstable to power the renewable gadgets of the future. But a team of Harvard scientists just built a new kind of battery with a molecule found in food, and it could solve these…