Apatite for Destruction experiment summary

This is a summary of the experiments we've been doing. We'll get the results of most of them on Saturday (18th Feb) at the results event in Cardiff.  Making hydroxyl apatite (HA) in the lab   The people in Cardiff (Cardiff Catalysis Institute, our partners in this project) have been trying to make HA on pieces … Continue reading Apatite for Destruction experiment summary

How bacteria and HA interact: A Live chat with Elaine Berry and Greg Siragusa

In this live chat we spoke to Elaine Berry and Greg Siragusa about their work using hydroxl apatite to concentrate bacteria.  Elaine is a Research Microbiologist at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center. Greg is a Senior Principal Scientist at Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories. In 1997 they wrote a paper about using hydroxyl apatite to concentrate … Continue reading How bacteria and HA interact: A Live chat with Elaine Berry and Greg Siragusa

25 things we learned by running a radical citizen science project about nappies (as you do)

At the end of a project, you usually put weeks or even months of effort into evaluating it and writing an evaluation report. Then about three people read your report. Which is a shame, because if you've been honest, there's stuff in there that might be useful to other people. So I thought I'd write … Continue reading 25 things we learned by running a radical citizen science project about nappies (as you do)

Live chat with fabric technologist Ian Strudwick

For our third live chat we had the pleasure to speak to Ian Strudwick, technical manager of Shirley Technologies in Manchester. This is a collection of laboratories involved in independent testing on textiles and polymers using standardised washing tests. Ian is therefore the perfect person to answer all our washing machine related question, and we … Continue reading Live chat with fabric technologist Ian Strudwick