The chemistry of life on Mars
A 1976 Viking Lander experiment found possible signs of life on the Red Planet. Or did it? After two decades, Gilbert Levins assertions are getting a second look.
Charles W. Schmidt
The proof is in the fire
The author looks at the reliability of two international testing standards for passive fire protection products.
Clean machines from beans
What do industrial cleaners, paint solvents, diesel fuel, and nail polish remover have in common? They can all be produced using soybean-derived esters.
Stephen G. Wildes
SUCCEEDING IN THE MARKETPLACE
Will they read it? Will they understand?
Journalists are accused of dumbing down science articles, but often they dont understand the subjects they cover.