molecules

A few years ago, when the iPhone first came out, I fell in love with an app called "Molecules."  It was easy to use, the images were lovely, and I thought manipulating molecules by touch could help solve some of the problems my students had with using Cn3D. 

I was all set to switch.  

But I couldn't.  When it came to teaching, I needed features that Molecules just didn't have.  

To make a long story short, we had an SBIR grant from National Science Foundation and the good fortune to work with Molecules' developer and another brilliant engineer to make a new app called ... Read more

We've been fans of the Molecule of the Month series by David Goodsell, for many years. Not only is Dr. Goodsell a talented artist but he writes very clear descriptions of the ways molecules like proteins, RNA, and DNA work together and function inside a cell.

To learn about proteins and their activities, I like to go directly to the Molecule of the Month page, where I can find a list of articles organized by molecule type and name.  Many of these articles can also be downloaded in a PDF format.

A really nice of his articles is that he ... Read more

The grocery store magazine covers all say that home made gifts are big this year. So I thought, some of you might like to channel your inner Martha Stewart and make gifts with a science theme.

i-279383f2290486dd918584a6e0c70a95-caff3.gifI'm here to help to you make a merry mug with one of our favorite molecules. Yep, we're talking caffeine.

1. First, we'll go to ... Read more