Chemical Reaction

Bayer Creates Plastic With A Memory

Bayer MaterialScience and BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing have developed shape memory plastics. Zap the plastic with heat and it goes back to its original shape. How cool is that? And I must admit that while I was reading the release, I started daydreaming about technology that...

Dow Corning Makes A Vision Statement

I've worn glasses since I was in the second grade. I have very poor eyesight. Indeed, I was the only 7-year-old with bifocals in my class. I'm so fortunate that my teachers and parents realized at an early age that I needed help seeing the world around me.

Put Your Sustainable Foot Forward

We recently revealed our findings from the 2012 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey. As many folks know, a good job is much more than the money. Being proud of the work you do is equally rewarding.

Help your Peers Make the Right Choice

In today’s economy, people and businesses alike are uber conscious about where they spend their hard-earned money. I’m no exception to that. Nowadays, any purchase I make, whether it be a baby stroller or a high-definition TV, I make sure I get the most “bang for my buck.” I factor...

File This In Your Very Own Paperless Filing Cabinet

I love Reader's Digest. There, I said it. I love a digest magazine that attracts an older demographic. I've loved it for a long time. For as long as I can remember my mother has had a subscription and as a gift several years ago, she ordered me my own subscription.

Light Shines On Cleveland After 100 Years

Call me Cleveland proud. My city may not have winning sports teams and we still have to deal with jokes about our lake catching on fire, but there is a lot to love about Cleveland. It's the home of many great manufacturers – pillars of industry that have pushed the...

Notre Dame Slam Dunks Research For Cleaner Energy

Despite the University of Notre Dame being bested by Xavier University during 2012 NCAA March Madness basketball, the Indiana institution still scores well when it comes to research aimed at producing cleaner energy.

Math Masters Compete For Title And Charity

Yet another tournament I wasn't invited to. . . it's OK, I'm used to it. In this case, it was probably for the best. I certainly wouldn't want to embarrass myself in front of math geniuses.

Redecorating? Consider A Periodic Table Table

You won't find this table at Ikea. . . or anywhere else. This one-of-a-kind table houses samples of almost every chemical element. Each sample is nested in a square cubby with a wooden lid that is carved with the element symbol, name and number.

White Paper States Seven Steps Will Ensure Security

I'm a fan of lists. I'm an even bigger fan of lists that can help me achieve goals. Throw in a numbered list, and I am in heaven. A numbered list tells me I will be able to better myself or my work in just a few steps.