chemistry http://kut.org en Anhydrous Ammonia, Ammonium Nitrate: West Explosion Chemicals http://kut.org/post/anhydrous-ammonia-ammonium-nitrate-west-explosion-chemicals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Authorities have confirmed there were fatalities in</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/west-texas-15-fatalities-estimated-fire-under-control" style="line-height: 1.5;">explosion</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;at the fertilizer plant in the town of West – just north of Waco&nbsp;</span>–&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">though they have not said how many.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Rick Perry has declared a disaster in the area.</span></p><p>As for the explosion itself, much of the focus has been on the chemicals stored at the <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/state-investigated-west-fertilizer-plant-2006">West Fertilizer Company</a>, where the massive explosion happened.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:45:14 +0000 Matt Largey 7418 at http://kut.org Anhydrous Ammonia, Ammonium Nitrate: West Explosion Chemicals UT Professor Wins Chemistry Prize http://kut.org/post/ut-professor-wins-chemistry-prize <p>A University of Texas chemist has been honored with a $500,000 <a href="http://www.japanprize.jp/en/prize_past_2013_prize01.html">prize</a> for inventing a key technology used to produce virtually all modern computer chips. The Japan Prize is awarded annually to people who make major contributions to the fields of science and technology.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://willson.cm.utexas.edu/">C. Grant Willson</a>, along with a colleague and a grad student, figured out how to print complex computer circuits on silicon wafers. Chris Mack, an expert in lithography, says Willson’s work is everywhere.</p><p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:22:37 +0000 Mark Dewey 6409 at http://kut.org UT Professor Wins Chemistry Prize Molecular Gastronomy Boiled Down At Food Science Demo http://kut.org/post/molecular-gastronomy-boiled-down-food-science-demo <p><object height="344" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/gB0MT1n7MC8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="344" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/gB0MT1n7MC8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425"></object></p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 22:06:10 +0000 Nathan Bernier & Janani Kasturi 426 at http://kut.org