Chemistry Newsbytes

napoleonsteuben.jpgNapoleon was probably not poisoned, according to a new study. Apparently everyone had lots of arsenic in their hair back then. NY Times Stinky stroke relief, courtesy of hydrogen sulfide. Guardian Waterless washing machine uses plastic chips to tidy up clothes. Yahoo! Cellulose super paper is stronger than cast iron. New Scientist The Royal Society of Chemistry unearths a handwritten letter from Winston Churchill honoring Edward Harrison, the chemist who invented the gas mask. RSC Another one bites the dust. Space dust that is. Congrats to Queen rocker Brian May on his Ph.D. in astrophysics. LA Times