Trying to protect your pets from fleas and ticks? There are a number of treatments that aim to deter them, or get rid of them if your pet already has them. This graphic in Chemical and Engineering News looks at the methods used and the chemistry behind them. Click through to the C&EN site to […]
Sunscreen protects our skin from the sun, but there’s also evidence that some of the lotion’s ingredients may damage coral reefs. The latest edition of Periodic Graphics looks at the responsible compounds and efforts to combat the problem. Click through to the Chemical and Engineering News site to view the full graphic.
The chemical industry accounts for about 10% of the world’s energy demand and 7% of its greenhouse gas emissions. This graphic in Chemical & Engineering News takes a look at the top 5 chemical products responsible. Click through to the C&EN site to view the full graphic.
There are 118 elements in the periodic table – but they’re not all made in the same way. This graphic looks at some of the processes which generate elements in stars, and how the elements they can’t make are made by humans. View the full graphic on the C&EN site.
Continuing the International Year of the Periodic Table theme, today we look at the elements we can’t live without. Which elements from the 118 in the periodic table are essential for human life, and what role do they play? See the full graphic on the C&EN site.
Air pollution is a growing concern in cities around the world, and seeing people on the streets wearing masks to block air pollution is increasingly common. What exactly are these masks intended to block – and more importantly, do they actually work? This month’s graphic in C&EN has the answers.