Matt Lightfoot is a chemist who hasn’t worked in a lab for almost 20 years. ‘But doing this job, you’re surrounded by chemistry,’ he says. As principal scientific editor at the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), Lightfoot helps to look after the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), a repository of organic and organometallic crystal structures that has been collecting compounds since the 1960s.
NEWS 09 October 2019 Prize awarded to John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino did work in the 1970s and 1980s that led to lithium-ion battery.Credit: Niklas Elmehed/Nobel Media The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.
On thin ice. This aerial view of the sea ice in East Greenland was captured by photographer Florian Ledoux using a drone 250 metres above sea level. Scientists have estimated that 2019 could be a record year for ice loss in Greenland. The melt season began weeks earlier than usual, and ice thawed faster than normal for the spring and summer months. During a summer heatwave, inland temperatures rose 12 °C above average and about 55 billion tonnes of ice melted in just 5 days.
@kjhaxton Haha click through, it gets even better. Women have pancake brains, men's are like waffles. You'd think you can't make this stuff up - except someone did, and then sold it as a course for female executives!