Friday, March 13, 2015

An interesting way to present chemical data

You may have heard about the now-banned Chinese documentary on pollution, "Under the Dome." I have watched about half of it and I found it compelling (it was also very interesting in its presentation style, which was heavily influenced, I believe, by TED talks.

(N.B. it's quite long at an 1 hour and 40 minutes.)

To left, a screenshot that I found to be an interesting way of presenting chemical analysis data of Beijing dust collected on a filter unit that the documentarian wore for 24 hours. (I didn't know the Chinese character for "anthracene" until now.) 

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  1. By "strongest carcinogen" do they mean it can bench the most?

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    1. Heh. The character she used is 强 which, according to Google Translate, is probably better translated as "powerful."

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  2. Every chemical name has a separate Chinese character?

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    1. Every function group has a Chinese character.

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