Daily Archives: June 7, 2014


I’m sure you’ve seen the Chemistry Cat meme,¬†which features a cat presenting a collection of chemistry jokes and one-liners. Chemistry Cat looks like he was placed in the lab with a little help from PhotoShop, but there are real cats out there, helping and hindering in the world of science. […]

Real Chemistry Cat and the Dry Ice Bubble


Joseph von Fraunhofer
June 7 marks the passing of Joseph von Fraunhofer. Fraunhofer was a German physicist who developed the first modern spectroscope. Previous spectroscopes used prisms to split light into its rainbow spectrum. Fraunhofer’s spectroscope combined a prism with a diffraction slit to expand the light further. He also added a small […]

Today in Science History – June 7