Max Planck: A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grow up that is familiar with it.

Tray Sleeper
Merrimack High School
traysleeper@gmail.com

Nanomaterial with hydrophobic properties
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/11/moses-effect-ge.html

A high atom economy means less waste to process.


GEMs database derivatives:
1. Biodiesel lab - The procedure calls for using ethanol for the transesterification of the used oil. This will not work under the conditions they list.
2. Develop labs using supercritical CO2 for the extraction of caffeine, lycopene (http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/jafcau/2006/54/i15/abs/jf0606407.html) and other natural products.

Learning objectives –
Intermolecular forces – toxic vs less toxic solvent interactions
Stoichiometry, percent – atom economy
Half life, decomposition – toxins in the environment


Podcasting!
I have just tested IshowU podcast software for the mac which allows you to record ppt's (or anything) directly off of your computer. It doesn't do well with inserted quicktimes but it can be edited in Imovie if needed. link: http://www.shinywhitebox.com/home/home.html
the example: well the file seems a little to large to upload..I'll try later