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Q-Carbon and The Man Who Makes His Own Diamonds

Posted on March 15th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Galileo is said to have disproved the popular astronomical beliefs in early seventeenth century.  He spoiled the public perception of lunar beauty by reporting craters on the moon’s face!   Continue reading “Q-Carbon and The Man Who Makes His Own Diamonds” »

Prove You’re On The Right Track – Validate Your Ideas Early

Posted on November 30th, 2015 by in Chemical R&D

When you’re working with new ideas, new technology and products on the cutting edge, it can be very easy to get carried away. Continue reading “Prove You’re On The Right Track – Validate Your Ideas Early” »

Learn To Be More Creative By Flexing Your Creativity Muscle

Posted on November 24th, 2015 by in Chemical R&D

Creativity is a central trait of any good engineer or scientist. Although often overlooked, our ability to be creative is crucial in most of the work we do. From the mundane, day-to-day work to the big breakthroughs that everyone takes notice of, a creative approach underpins every step of the best technical minds. Continue reading “Learn To Be More Creative By Flexing Your Creativity Muscle” »

The Beauty of Blue Sky Thinking (And why we find it so hard)

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by in Chemical R&D

We’ve all been in those meetings. The ones where we’re trying to be “creative”. Everyone sits in a circle and comes up with idea after idea after idea. We’re told that “anything goes”, that we should “just shout out any idea we think of” and that “there’s no such thing as a bad idea”. It’s Blue Sky thinking, where we’re supposed to capture absolutely every idea, no matter whether it’s good, bad, relevant or absolutely absurd. This is just about capturing ideas, and anything goes. Continue reading “The Beauty of Blue Sky Thinking (And why we find it so hard)” »