Daily Archives: February 15, 2016

Tracing paper is translucent paper that may be placed over printed material so a person can copy it. (Newone, Creative Commons License)
Tracing paper is translucent paper that you place over printed material or a drawing so you can trace over it. Would it surprise you to learn that tracing paper is essentially regular white paper? The reason ordinary paper is opaque is because the air trapped between the cellulose fibers in […]

How Tracing Paper Is Made

This is the chemical structure of MSG or monosodium glutamate. MSG is a salt, so it dissociates into ions in water.
You’ve heard about MSG as an ingredient in food and may have been told to avoid it, yet do you know what the chemical is or where it comes from? MSG is the acronym for monosodium glutamate, which is a sodium salt of glutamic acid. You’re most likely to encounter […]

What Is MSG? Is It Bad for You?

It’s easy to make and experiment with graphene, a very cool material with lots of applications in nanotechnology. What Is Graphene? Graphene is a two-dimensional honeycomb sheet of carbon. It’s strong, flexible, transparent and an amazing conductor of electricity. Graphene may be used to make flexible monitors, and superfast computers […]

Make Graphene in this Simple Experiment