It actually is rocket science: Scientists design a coffee cup for space – Quartz

… That technology is now being applied to make 3-D printed polymer glasses with a special, sharp corner that “wicks the coffee up” towards the drinker’s mouth, instead of allowing it to slosh into the air. To see a 2008 video demonstrating the technology and to finish reading the article, click on the link below: Source: It actually is rocket science: Scientists design a coffee cup for space – Quartz …

How is chocolate made? – Ask Dr. Universe, Washington State University

This article is from Ask Dr. Universe, a science-education project from Washington State University. Here’s a question posed by Lydia, age 6 from Bedfordshire, England “How is chocolate made?” This is Dr. Universe’s response: Dear Lydia, A few thousand years ago, humans discovered that beans inside the bright green pods of cacao trees could be made into a real treat. In South America, people harvested the beans to make a warm, chocolaty drink. Ever since, we’ve found …

Wirral plastic surgeon harnesses the power of tea to develop cream to prevent scarring

… Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), used green tea to create a cream he says switches off the body’s inflammatory response once a wound is healed – reducing itching and discomfort and limiting scar thickening. Mr McGeorge, who is based at Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Thingwall worked with scientist Dr Ardeshir Bayat over a number of years to develop the cream. The two medics have now formed their own company, science of Skin Ltd, and are selling the cream online for £18.99. Mr McGeorge …

Dorm Room Hacks: How to Make Chocolate Cake in Your Own Dorm Room

… magically comfortable place. However, it’s difficult to prepare in a short amount of time. Preparing the perfect chocolate cake quickly involves science (but don’t worry — this kind of science is delicious and won’t lower your GPA). Let me introduce you to the microwave. You’re used to just using it for warming up  pizza or heating water for tea. But there’s so much more the microwave can do. The microwave is one of the most underutilized pieces of kitchenry out there, which is a …