Monday, 19 May 2008

The chemistry of wood

This video is all about the chemistry of wood - and contains a lot of cutting edge science. The structures in wood that help determine its properties are tiny - it its only recently that technology has developed to the point were we can measure them and work out what they do. The work means chemists, engineers and foresters working together. This video is also available on the firrs DVD.

Here's another short wood science video that mentions cellulose and lignin - this one is from the History Channel.