Monday, August 24, 2015

This week's C&EN

A few of the articles in this week's C&EN:


  1. "Does anyone else feel like this is a field that's waiting for someone to just take it over and make a ton on money?" Aren't these called "Tinkertoys?"

  2. it could be from all those bags of molecular sieves that they were dumping around Fukushima, to remove radiocesium from seawater. Porous sodium aluminosilicates have high affinity for Cs, but then you end up with a sediment enriched in radioactivity...

  3. Two comments about the "arsenic in rice" issue.
    1) It's claimed in this article Rice Advice that Japanese consume far more rice and take in approximately 20x the quantity of arsenic, yet have a greater life expectancy.
    2) Perhaps greater concern for the quantities of cadmium in rice is in order... Food Safety News