High-temperature Alchemist

Spent the weekend on the coast in scorching temperatures, so posting the latest Alchemist link a little late – The Alchemist Newsletter: July 27, 2011 – New understanding of high-temperature superconductors meshes theory and experiment after twenty years of research and could lead to new developments, even a temperature rise, The Alchemist learns. In energy news, farmyard ordure is on the agenda, while in medicine magnetic nanoparticles could blast tumor cells with heat. A serendipitous discovery in organometallic chemistry could lead to color-change detectors for toxic gases while an open source solution to molecular database management is revealed for the smaller laboratory. Finally, female recognition from the ACSM after 56 years.