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Chocolate 101

February 10, 2012
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Chocolate 101

The Maryland Science Center brings together science, food, and booze in the latest entry of its “adult beverage series,” The Science of Chocolate: Cocoa-ology, Thursday, Feb. 23. Larry McGlinchey, chocolatier and owner of Cacao Lorenzo, will lead an interactive presentation exploring the origins of chocolate and chocolate production and providing insight into the elements...
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Microscopic Beauty: Snowflakes Get a Closeup

December 28, 2010
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Microscopic Beauty: Snowflakes Get a Closeup

As the East Coast’s Christmas blizzard died down Monday, Wired released these shots of snowflakes under an electron microscope, courtesy of Belstville’s Agricultural Research Center. There are snowflakes in 3D, snowflakes at different temperatures, snowflakes in various crystallization states, and snowflakes coated with their own tiny versions of frost. Sure, an evergreen gently draped...
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