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World Climate Report Card for 2016 – more warming and more pollution

Posted on March 27th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

global climate change

A map of the February 2016 land-ocean temperature index (LOTI) anomaly shows that most of North America and Siberia were much warmer than the 1951-1980 base period. Much of the rest of Asia was also relatively warm*.

Reading fiction can be quite enjoyable.  Generations have been reading Jules Vern, H. G. Wells, C. S. Lewis, J. K. Rowling and others.  Fiction contains elements that are not realistic such as talking animals, magical powers and fictitious laws or theories of science set in other worldly environments.  Continue reading “World Climate Report Card for 2016 – more warming and more pollution” »

The Future of Materials

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Recently Google was issued a patent for an adhesive applied to the hood of a car (U.S. Patent No. 9,340,178, 2016).  The adhesive’s purpose is to catch a person who has been struck by a car, keeping them from bouncing off the hood and getting run over. Continue reading “The Future of Materials” »