Top Prize for global energy production goes to Australian Researcher, Martin Green, who predicts that by 2024 we will reach TW of power per year from solar!

Learn more about how solar energy is being captured and make increasingly efficient:


Martin Green is the director of the Austrailian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics.  His research team supplied the solar cells that had an energy conversion efficiency of 20%.

Green predicts that if research into solar power conversion continues at this level that “we are on track to reach production levels of a TW a year”.  This is a significant achievement since at these production levels you can reduce greenhouse gases.


Fiber Optics Cables: How do they work?

Learn more about the nature of the fiber optics cable:


How can you patent a scent? Hasbro, the manufacturer of play-doh, has protected it’s special play-doh smell with a patent.

Learn more about Play-Doh is made and how the special scent is now patented:

The crested rat knows their chemistry – learn more about some remarkable chemical adaptation adaptations

The crested rat has flank fur with remarkable properties.  Flank (hip) fur is modified to hold a chemical compound that when ingested is poisonous.

Chemistry in its elements – podcast.

Read about the poisonous surprise under the fur of this rat.

Learn more about how single use plastics like plastic bags and bottled water containers can break down and absorb toxic compounds

Single-use plastics continue to clog beaches. Learn more about how to contact manufacturers to design better packaging that does not become instant garbage:

How convincing are you? – Learn how to use a Claim, evidence and reasoning framework for your writing

A claim, evidence, reasoning framework is considered to be the gold standard for most expository writing. Strive to meet this significant learning and communicating benchmark in lab report writing.

Learn more about how to master this writing format.

Learn more about how to organize your thoughts with persuasion map:

Excited electrons are responsible for making eggs glow – learn more about how to apply what you know about electron stability to understand why

Did you know that if you shine a UV light source on a chicken egg it will glow red?



Learn more about how this chemical reaction occurs.



Learn more about the molecule protoporphyrin IX






Are you curious about how fluorescence works? Learn more at fluorescence fundamentals