The Up-Goer Five Challenge for ChemistsPosted: January 17, 2013
Once again, SeeArrOh has started a chemblogo/twittersphere storm with the Up-goer Five Challenge for chemists. Using the online text editor, I had a couple of goes at this, one for twitter on the hashtag #upgoer140, which is my attempt at explaining chromatography in less than 140 characters;
And then another longer version in which I try to explain my work looking at the thermal degradation of fuels;
I use a box which takes stuff that was close together and makes them not be near to each other any more. Then I can see what each of the things are, when before it was hidden from me.
Usually I use the box for looking at stuff that makes cars and other things like flying and water cars go. When the flying cars are flying, this stuff can get too hot and then new stuff is formed, which can be bad and make the flying cars stop flying.
I use the box to look at the new stuff that is formed when it gets hot to try and find out things about the new stuff. I want to know what it is, where it came from and how to make it stop happening.
It’s actually pretty hard, but quite fun too. I recommend giving it a go.