The exhibit connects the scientific history behind crushing -- including this image of C.C. Dennis using a mortar and pestle to crush specimens within a Dearborn Chemical Company laboratory, circa 1924 -- to current research in mechanochemistry that may lead to greener chemistry requiring less energy and fewer toxic chemicals. (Credit: Science History Institute.)

NSF-Funded Texas A&M Center Teams With Science History Institute to Debut Digital Exhibit on Mechanochemistry

Jun 28, 2021
“We're able to tell stories that weave together video, sound and high-resolution images of historical paintings, then make those rich stories available to internet users around the world. Science is crucial to how we live and the choices we have to make every day. We want to help people who are curious about science see the connections between familiar things that are easy to grasp and cutting-edge research that may shape the future.”
Roger Turner, Science History Institute Research Curator