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.)
I recently came across the Vulcan Project, a project that aims to quantify North American fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions at space and time scales much finer than has been achieved in the past.
I will be interviewing an expert on Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards for an upcoming podcast. Do you have any questions you'd like answered?
I receive a lot of mail-order catalogs. I'm certain the avalanche is due to the one item I actually purchased several years ago. Now every catalog known to the civilized world is delivered to my mailbox.
One of my guilty pleasures during the workday is to visit ScienceDaily. The Web site has so many interesting stories all relating to science. I guess I shouldn't feel too guilty, I work for Chemical Processing, which is a science-based publication. And ScienceDaily has an area dedicated to chemistry.
Congratulations to Kevin A. Wilke for submitting the winning caption to the latest cartoon from award-winning cartoonist Jerry King.
File this under the Totally Cool category: Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new way to mix tiny volumes. Researchers use microfluidic devices for testing in bio labs and as micro-reactions cells for chemical sensing and fluid analysis.
My Grandma Doc used to tell my brother and me that "Cleanliness is next to Godliness." Of course she would say this right before she'd put us to work scrubbing floors or washing windows. Thanks to those housecleaning sessions, I have always been somewhat of a neat/clean freak.
The chemical industry and celebrities rarely collide. But every once in a while the stars align and companies like Dow seize the moment.
Every other year since 1964, Chemical Processing has bestowed Vaaler Awards on products and services that dramatically improve the operation and efficiency of plants. The 2009 Awards, which honor offerings commercialized between July 2007 and June 2009, go to: