BASF Corp. has a series of monthly podcasts aimed at answering questions about chemistry in everyday life. Today's item answers the question, "What are sponges made of?" The 4 minute audio report is a little silly, but perhaps aimed at children. It explains the history and science of sponges (did you know that traditional sponges are animals, not plants?), and how modern artificial sponges improve on nature's design. Interesting idea. I wonder about the format -- is audio the best way to tackle this kind of information, rather than video or text? Are other companies making efforts to reach consumers through basic informational messages about chemicals, including polymers?
What are sponges made of?
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