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Chemistry Selfies to Improve Reproducibility

by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/21/18 9:00 AM

Labs are documenting step by step procedures using video

Scientific reproducibility is one of the tenets of the scientific method, but in recent years there has been a growing crisis of faith in the reproducibility of much scientific research. In response, many labs are beefing up the documentation of their step-by-step procedures for each experiment. This can include video recording using their own cell phone cameras or GoPros.

In one extreme example, Mattias Björnmalm of Imperial College London used a GoPro to film himself skydiving in order to test how metal-organic framework (MOF) crystals form in low-gravity-like conditions!

Read the full article and watch the video in Chemical & Engineering News → 
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