Author: Charlie Crowe
I am a graduate researcher in the Keating Group at Pennsylvania State University. My research focuses on studying biological reactions inside of biomimetic systems. I love reading and learning about new scientific developments wherever I can find them!

Making a Rainbow with Water Drops!

Beautiful colors are all around us in nature. But how do we recreate all these colors in the lab without complicated dyes and pigments? Let’s learn about a new way to observe colors using only light and tiny droplets!

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Using Polymer Coatings to Change how Bacteria Move

Featured Image: Micrograph of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Courtesy: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Title: Mechanical Properties and Concentrations of Poly(ethylene glycol) in Hydrogels and Brushes Direct the Surface Transport of Staphylococcus aureus Authors: K. W. Kolewe, S. Kalasin, M. Shave, J. D. Schiffman,…

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Making New Batteries Using Burnt Plants

We use lithium-ion batteries in our electronics every day, but getting the materials to build them isn’t very environmentally friendly. Let’s learn about a new way to recover one of these materials from burnt plants!

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