Ultralife

In preparation for my major project, I returned to the chemistry laboratory and took some videos of the ultrasound bath. In the one below you can see that it is forcing two chemicals (styrene and potassium permanganate) to mix although they would not otherwise mix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWJqXg-93LM&feature=youtu.be I asked Dr. Leach if this powerful sound force … Continue reading Ultralife

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Bathing in Sound

In researching how sound affects the human microbiome, I decided it would be beneficial to talk to someone who might have an idea about how that works on a molecular level, so I spoke with a computational chemist, Dr. Leach. After I described to him a bit about my research, he told me about some … Continue reading Bathing in Sound

Microbial Mosaics

While researching possibilities of items to make out of my ever-growing supply of kombucha SCOBYs, I came across a biodesign and consultancy company called MakeGrowLab. Based in Poland, MakeGrowLab has developed various SCOBY products, including packaging and lamp shades. During a chat with a representative from MakeGrow, I learned that the company originally used kombucha … Continue reading Microbial Mosaics