For soliders out in the field chemical warfare is a very real threat, but while they can throw away their clothes and decontaminate their bodies, large equipment is more difficult to clean. Now military scientists have developed paint which literally sucks up the fallout from chemical attacks.
Discovered by accident, the naturally-occurring bisin preservative could be injected into our foodstuffs as soon as it gets the thumb's up from regulators. And then, there'd be no need to throw food out, as shelf-life is prolonged by years.
Columbia is working a new line of Omni-Freeze Ice clothing that will cool you to the core even on the hottest of days.
Members of the U.S. Marines Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) are in country, ready and willing to help the Japanese respond to the still-critical nuclear disaster that threatens their nation. Seen here is a decontamination exercise, currently underway. [SFGate]
Chinese factory workers have sent a letter to Steve Jobs and Apple hoping that the company will take notice of the harsh working conditions of factories and apologize to the workers for exposing workers to hexyl hydride, also called n-hexane. Hexyl hydride causes "sweaty hands and feet, sudden numbness in hands,…
Alfred T. Palmer took this photograph of raw industrial beauty in Alabama, 1942. What you're seeing is an enormous, high-tech (at the time) furnace for making elemental phosphorus, a chemical widely used in fertilizers. You can see the some of the engineering features of this machine in today's ultra-modern server…