Goldstein, 78, a former Cornell University professor of chemistry, died on May 13 in Beer Sheva, Israel, after a protracted illness. Born in New York City, Goldstein received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Yale University under William von Eggers Doering. He conducted postdoctoral work at Harvard University before joining the Cornell faculty in 1959, where he advanced to the rank of professor.
by Susan J. Ainsworth | October 08, 2012
—Baking, old and new “” Bake like an Egyptian Like us, ancient Egyptians used yeast to make bread and beer. Now a self-described amateur gastro-Egyptologist has baked a few sourdough loaves with yeast collected from 4,500-year-old Egyptian pottery. Seamus Blackley detailed the process on Twitter.
by Sam Lemonick | August 24, 2019
“Some companies are looking to produce synthetic diamonds for the semiconductor industry, and they stop off into the gem market on the way to raise capital,” says Samantha Sibley, technical educator for the big diamond mining firm De Beers. De Beers makes synthetics, but only for industrial applications. Element Six, a De Beers subsidiary, generates $400 million in sales annually from synthetic diamonds for abrasion-resistant tooling and other uses. Element Six is serious about developing high-purity diamonds for electronics applications. It has a team of 120 scientists and engineers based in Harwell, England, and an annual R&D budget of about $30 million. But De Beers, which commands close to one-third of the natural uncut, or rough, diamond market, has no intention of giving up its share of the jewelry market to synthetic diamond producers. In a bid to protect its turf from unscrupulous synthetic diamond sellers, De Beers has become a developer of UV scanners for detecting synthetic gems.
by Alex Scott | January 30, 2017
DHS Undersecretary Rand Beers acknowledged that the department has had “some challenges” putting the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) in place. He made this observation during his address to 650 chemical industry representatives and security professionals at the 2012 Chemical Sector Security Summit, which was held in Baltimore on July 31 and Aug. 1.
by Glenn Hess | August 13, 2012
Pub program designed to take science to Britons Late 1998 saw the start of a program designed to explain science to the public via the coasters under beer mugs in British pubs. The Asian Wall Street Journal revealed the development in its issue of Jan. 29, via staff reporter Rachel Silverman. Each week, in 50 pubs in northern and southeastern Britain, Silverman reports, coasters imprinted with a question about science are distributed for customers to ponder; the answer is posted on pub menu boards a week later.
February 15, 1999
The beer bottles are multilayered, with three PET layers and two proprietary barrier layers. Miller, which has been test-marketing the bottles since October 1998, estimates that as much as 2% of its beer volumes will be packaged in plastic. Other U.S. beer companies are interested. Anheuser Busch has done limited marketing of a wholly polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) bottle.
by Alexander H. Tullo | May 22, 2000
Join ACS January 20, 2003 Volume 81, Number 3 CENEAR 81 3 p. 64 ISSN 0009-2347 NEWSCRIPTS A beer a day changes blood BY K. M. REESE Drinking one beer (12 oz) daily for 30 consecutive days changed the drinker's blood chemistry in ways associated with lower risk of heart attack, say Shela Gorinstein and her colleagues at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (J.
by BY K. M. REESE | January 20, 2003
Scheie at Texas Lutheran College, in Seguin, has devised a means of determining the refractive index of beer using a thin-walled cylinder and pepperoni,” he wrote. For readers who’d like to give it a shot: Place the stick of pepperoni down the axis of the beer-filled cylinder. The ratio of the pepperoni’s apparent diameter (as viewed through the beer) to its actual diameter gives nbeer.
by Lauren K. Wolf | September 09, 2013
“This is beyond disappointing,” Barton told Rand Beers, head of DHS’s National Protection & Programs Directorate, at the hearing. “You have totally mismanaged this program by allowing it to continue to consume over $90 million a year without having a well-developed direction and plan.” It’s clear that the federal government has a compelling interest in ensuring the integrity of chemical plants against terrorist attacks.
by Rudy M. Baum | March 05, 2012