Sending people to space takes more than massive rockets. Keeping astronauts alive outside Earth's orbit requires clothing that can protect them from extremes of temperature, pressure, and radiation.
E-newsletter | June 2014 
Suited for Space
Sending people to space takes more than massive rockets. Keeping astronauts alive outside Earth's orbit requires clothing that can protect them from extremes of temperature, pressure, and radiation. Through November 2014 CHF hosts a Smithsonian traveling exhibition that explores the material innovations behind NASA's space suits. more
ChemCrafter

A generation of scientific leaders was inspired by the stinks, bangs, and booms of traditional chemistry sets. ChemCrafter, CHF's new app for the iPad, aims to bring the thrill of discovery to young minds of the 21st century. The app has surpassed 334,000 downloads across 119 countries and has received positive coverage in Techlicious and the Philadelphia Inquirermore

Art and Spectrometry
When one of our fellows wanted to know whether alchemical pigments were used in a centuries-old painting by a little-known artist, she teamed up with conservators from the University of Delaware and turned to the latest noninvasive technology: portable XRF spectrometers. Watch the process in this video and see what they discovered. more
Othmeralia

Ever wonder what treasures are hidden in the collections of CHF's Othmer Library of Chemical History? From vintage ads to archival photos, follow Othmeralia on Tumblr for a daily dose of historical intrigue, courtesy of our library staff. more

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