Chemical Reaction

Look What Legos Can Do

If you would have told me 30 years ago that the Legos I was playing with would be able to predict solar and lunar eclipses with pinpoint accuracy, I would have done my best Gary Coleman impression and said, "What you talkin' 'bout?"

Group Effort Solves Corrosion Question

Our Ask the Experts panel is comprised of 28 folks we consider to be gurus in their respective fields. They are tasked with answering myriad questions that our readers pose. They do this without compensation to help us deliver the best content for the chemical-processing community.

ACS Webinar Presents Kitchen Chemistry

Once again the American Chemical Society (ACS) has caught my attention with its fun webinar series. Earlier this year the ACS won me over with the Chemistry of Beer and Brewing webinar. This time they promise to share chemistry tips that can transform my kitchen into a workshop of culinary delights.

Book Is Hot Off The Press

A while back I told you about our Ask the Experts panelists who also serve as prolific authors. (Author! Author! Our Experts Write Books Too) 

Forget Tears, Onions Produce Electricity

While perusing the Web trying to figure out if all varieties of onions cause people to tear up, I stumbled across a news blurb that made me proud I knew what an anaerobic digester was and why it was used.

Have We Got A Job For You

My local newspaper, The Plain Dealer, highlights top jobs in its Employment section. Usually I skip past most jobs, which are usually in the health-care field. But yesterday that paper featured engineering and called it a vital manufacturing career. I agree.

BASF Breaks Ground On Groundbreaking Technology In Ohio

On occasion I attend ground-breaking ceremonies for various manufacturing and chemical facilities. On even rarer occasions I get to do so in my own backyard. Well, not literally my backyard – but pretty darn close.

What's Old Is New And Refreshing Again

I just got off the phone with my father-in-law. He is a long-distance truck driver. He also is a former blacksmith, U.S. Army Green Beret and general tinkerer. What he is not: computer savvy.

I'm In Pain, Therefore I Swear

I am a klutz. I trip over things. I run into things. I hurt myself at least once a week. True to schedule, last week I broke my little toe. I was on my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night and stubbed my toe.

Reader Doesn't Trust Lawyers But Would Vote For Chemical Engineers

A letter to the editor regarding Mark Rosenzweig's September column "We Need More Engineers In Congress" recently came across my desk.