Friday, 30 December 2011

Chemistry, boring?

They say you should never judge a book by its cover and maybe the same applies to buildings. This drab 1950s brick building is possibly the most boring building in Hull but it has played an important part in the development of the modern world. It's difficult to imagine a world without liquid crystal displays; they're on your phone, your clocks, instrument panels, monitor screens and so on. Without the work of Professor Gray in this building developing liquid crystals that were stable at room temperature we might be living in a very different world. Who said chemistry is boring?

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