Scenes also serve as clips for teaching, documenting and preserving the accuracy of science through film.
They are precisely unedited and raw. There are meant to be recycled and repositioned into a different context in which they can be framed as cinematic experiences.
When you break a ruby, there is not much you can do to fix it. The same holds for a big crystal of salt or sugar. We developed a reliable method to weld together two fragments of a broken crystal to restore its properties. This might be relevant for those technolgies which rely on the use of crystalline materials to repair damaged devices.
Luca Catalono is a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry at University of Liverpool.