Author: Elizabeth Lam
I have always enjoyed the thrill of learning something new. It is this pursue that propels me to move from one chapter to another: from undergraduate physics, to PhD in inorganic and computational chemistry, and an R&D chemist in analytical chemistry. I am now driven by my curiosity to start my new chapter in science communication, and eagerly to share my wonders of the world with you!

Lessons from Nature –New Glue Clues from Slugs

Feeling disgusted by slugs? It’s ugly, wet, and giving us an unpleasant slippery sensation. Yet it is the inspiration of new chemistry innovation!
Read this article and say thanks to slugs, which have inspired scientists to invent a new glue for medical therapies!

Scan your barcode, the molecular one!

What comes to your mind when you think of barcodes and plastics? This post will enlighten you on a new kind of barcode, molecular barcode, encrypted within the plastic itself!

Drawing a map with chemicals!

Buildings and natural preserves create geographical maps. And now, molecules could build a molecular map! By investigating the presence of molecules in the environment, researchers have built some 3D molecular maps, which are the story tellers of our interactions with our living places!

Build a motor, with molecules!

Finding blades and a shaft to build a motor? How about trying out with fluorene and alkene? Yes, it’s the molecular motor! Let’s see how it works!

How to unmask the disguised cooking oil from natural oil?!

In recent years, some traders were found to have recycled cooked oil and added to lard in order to reduce production costs. This oil mixture undoubtedly raised food hygiene and safety issues in the food industry. The big question is, how can we distinguish the disguised animal oil from their natural counterparts?

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