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Inauguration? Why not a day of service instead? ... PUYP goes Howard Cosell for a fund raiser ... litter saved from the brink ... and cleaner NC air

Disclaimer: I do not watch TV. I have a spiffy flat screen, but it has gathered dust without use in the past 18 months. There are better things to do with my time. 478 more words

Life On Venus?

Could life ever arise on the planet Venus?  That is, Venus as it exists today.  Venus is a hellish place, with temperatures of around 462°C at the surface, rain composed of sulfuric acid, lava-flows over much of the surface, and an atmospheric pressure around 90 times that of Earth at sea level.  603 more words

Artifacts at a Stone Age site disintegrate after a change in the site's ecosystem

Archaeologists at a Stone Age site near North Yorkshire in the United Kingdom might be wishing for a bottle of Harry Potter’s Skele-Gro right about now, some of its artifacts unexpectedly turned to jelly. 187 more words

Science Writing

A Method to make the Teeth beautifully white (1772)

“Take Rose-water, Syrup of Violets, clarified Honey, and Plantain-water, of each half an ounce; Spirit of Vitriol one ounce; mix them all together; rub the teeth with a linen rag moistened in this Liquor, and then rince the mouth with Rose and Plantain Water, of each equal parts.”

The Toilet of Flora, 1772

Don't Try This At Home

How to manufacture Rubber Processing Chemicals, Rubber Additives, rubber chemical additives (Waxes, Amines, Synthetic Organic Chemicals, Silicone Resins, Silicone Fluids, Antioxidants and Antiozonants, Stabilizers, Nitrogen Compounds, Sulfuric Acid)

Rubber Technology is the subject dealing with the transformation of rubbers or elastomers into useful products, such as automobile tires and rubber mats. The materials includes latex, natural rubber, synthetic rubber and other polymeric materials, such as thermoplastic elastomers. 1,019 more words


Copper Sulfate Production

CuO + H2SO4 → CuSO4 + H2O     or

Cu + 2 H2SO4 → CuSO4 + SO2 + 2 H2O

The most common industrial production of copper sulfate ; occures by reacting copper oxide with diluted sulfuric acid. 244 more words

Copper Sulfate

Jacobs Engineering to Acquire BAYQIK Sulfuric Acid Converter Technology

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., an international technical professional services firm, has acquired the patent rights for BAYQIK quasi-isothermal sulfuric acid converter technology and related technology from Bayer AG. 56 more words

Chemicals & Materials