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« Reply #25 on: 26/01/2009 17:36:14 »
There appears to be a better recipe here  :P :P :P :P
That is a fine video! Is this stuff water resistant?
No, which might be a problem if you are carrying your groceries home and it rains.

Or use it to make bags to pick up dog poop.

My groceries go into backpacks or canvas bags.
I have lots of these bags but find myself halfway around the supermarket and realise they are in my car. The problem that I have with this is that when I remember my re-usable bag it gets loaded full of overpackaged food. Recycling is a drop in the ocean when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint. I'm sure that being a veggie and not flying all over the place is much better.

So what other green inventions are Chemists working on?
 

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« Reply #27 on: 26/01/2009 22:35:34 »
Okay, so that isn't anything green, let me try and find some.  :P :P
 

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« Reply #28 on: 26/01/2009 22:45:01 »
Is it just my imagination or are there very few chemists on this forum. MIL and chem4 are very lonely.
 

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« Reply #29 on: 26/01/2009 22:46:22 »
Aha! How about Gallium and uranium join forces

An area of great interest to chemists looking for better ways to clean up nuclear waste.
 

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« Reply #30 on: 26/01/2009 22:46:51 »
Is it just my imagination or are there very few chemists on this forum. MIL and chem4 are very lonely.
Do you know how many there are? Exactly?
 

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« Reply #31 on: 27/01/2009 14:41:30 »
Shocking as it may seem, I'm a chemist.
 

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« Reply #32 on: 27/01/2009 15:32:32 »
I'm Spartacus a chemist.
 

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« Reply #33 on: 27/01/2009 15:35:17 »
I'm Spartacus a chemist.

No! I'm Spartacus a chemist.
 

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« Reply #34 on: 27/01/2009 15:47:04 »
I'm Spartacus a chemist.

No! I'm Spartacus a chemist.

Yes, that lot are chemists Spartacus, not me!!!
 

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« Reply #35 on: 27/01/2009 15:49:22 »
Worst thing chemists ever invented............... Hmmmmmmmmm.............. Let me see............ Ermmm------ Boots???
 

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« Reply #36 on: 27/01/2009 15:55:25 »
Worst thing chemists ever invented............... Hmmmmmmmmm.............. Let me see............ Ermmm------ Boots???

*boots the Spartacus chemist*
 

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« Reply #37 on: 27/01/2009 18:20:04 »
They are Pharmacists that use the word Chemist because all Pharmacists did pharmacy because they weren't quite clever enough to study Chemistry. That is what I tell my husband anyway!
 

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« Reply #38 on: 27/01/2009 18:25:12 »
Aha! How about Gallium and uranium join forces

An area of great interest to chemists looking for better ways to clean up nuclear waste.

Don't you just love s,p hybrid bonding. I love the s-ness as much as I love the p-ness.
 

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« Reply #39 on: 27/01/2009 21:41:51 »
What the heck is a Spartacus? Really?
 

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« Reply #40 on: 27/01/2009 22:40:43 »
In the film Spartacus, right at the end, the Roman general says to the captured gladiator army that if Spartacus gives himself up then the rest of them could go free. So Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) stands up and says "I'm Spartacus".
As they're all good public school chaps at heart another one stands up and says "No, I'm Spartacus" and so on 'til they're all yelling "I'm Spartacus". And then they all get get crucified. [xx(] The End.
They don't make them like that anymore.
 

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« Reply #41 on: 27/01/2009 22:47:15 »
WoW  :o ;D :D :D That sounds like the worse movie ever made!
 

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« Reply #42 on: 27/01/2009 22:51:30 »
WoW  :o ;D :D :D That sounds like the worse movie ever made!

So you've never seen The Greatest Story Ever Told?
 

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« Reply #43 on: 27/01/2009 22:53:36 »
No, of course not! What am I? Some kind of movie geek/nerd?  ;D ;D

But please....blow me over with all the details of the worst movie ever made.
 

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« Reply #44 on: 27/01/2009 23:13:08 »
It's a long story but this may give you some idea:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=c4Qaj_IB-NE

To be fair it was 'of it's time'.
 

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« Reply #45 on: 27/01/2009 23:20:06 »
That got 5 Academy Award Nominations!!! Is that good or bad? :D
 

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« Reply #46 on: 28/01/2009 09:07:30 »
Di
That got 5 Academy Award Nominations!!! Is that good or bad? :D

Did they put them in one plastic bag or five separate plastic bags???
 

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« Reply #47 on: 28/01/2009 09:32:34 »
I think they put it in a lead envelope.
 

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« Reply #48 on: 28/01/2009 22:37:51 »
Sorry to possibly be a party pooper and direct away from Spartacus and other fun chit chat, but after a long time of thinking I did find something worse than plastic bags that chemists may have invented. Even if they probably only invented the plastic and some engineer/inventor came up with the idea of making it into bags and marketing specialists found it a good idea to give them away for free.

At least this may be food for thought and discussion:

If human overpopulation and the increase of living standard of millions and millions of people beyond what is sustainable are huge problems, one could argue that having helped to increase the number of human beings with synthetic, energy intense, and petrochemical based fertilizers and pesticides and their wide-spread and unsustainable use has been a really bad invention for our species. Many people lived who could not have, millions became fat and overfed, millions more want to live like them now (and you can't blame them), and our environment will not tolerate this much longer.
 

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« Reply #49 on: 29/01/2009 02:32:28 »
Well, you can hardly blame them.
 

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