Chemical Reaction

Tattoos – Not Just For Bikers Anymore

Tattoos have become commonplace – especially for the under-40 crowd. Artwork that was once reserved for military folk, tough-as-nails bikers and jailbirds has found its way to the skin of bankers, lawyers, doctors, journalists and chemists.

'Liquid Brain' May Boost Processing Power

When I was learning complex mathematics in grade school I remember my grandpa telling me that calculators weren't as good as brain power. At the time I thought he was just old-fashioned and would rather cipher numbers on paper.

Rosenzweig Has A Thing For Typewriters Too

Editor in Chief Mark Rosenzweig and I have a few things in common. One, we are journalists. Two, we like old typewriters.

Do Games Shape Our Future?

Mark Rosenzweig's upcoming column for the February 2010 issue, We Need Another A.C. Gilbert,  takes a look back at fun games from the 1940s and 50s. Specifically, erector sets and a Chemical Magic kit complete with the tools and chemicals to conduct your own experiments.

EPA’s Approach To Chemical Action Plans Causes A Stir

The Environmental Protection Agency's first set of Chemical Action Plans  (CAPs), which revolves around four chemicals, has some folks concerned the agency is going to target high-profile chemicals rather than truly hazardous chemicals.        

Letter To The Editor: Reader Uses 'Impolite Language' To Make Bhopal Point

Dear Sir:   You picked a great topic and started out - I am sure - with a good intention.  But somehow you managed to overlook a most inconvenient truth. 

Letter To The Editor: Intentional Ignorance Will Lead To Another Bhopal

I have read your editorial on Bhopal, as well as Professor Kletz's article, in the recent edition of Chemical Processing.

Will Climate Talks In Copenhagen Lead To Job Loss?

Many world leaders will arrive in Copenhagen over the next several days to discuss and debate the climate, global warming and steps that should be taken to address concerns. In fact, the 11-day talks in Copenhagen have already upped the Kyoto Protocol, which was adopted in 1997 (though didn't...

Visual Periodic Table Features Fun Elements

As the senior digital editor for Chemical Processing, it is my duty to stay on top of new trends. One of the new trends is Bing Visual Search. (Bing is Microsoft's entry into the search universe and is attempting to steal some of Google's market share.)