stainedglasseye t1_jdecncf wrote

One thing I don’t understand, maybe someone with more knowledge on the subject could explain. From the article:

> they’re still hopeful that they can bring their products to the U.S. — the only consumer market in the world larger than China.

How is it that China has over four times the population but a smaller consumer market? Is this just some very specific definition or am I missing something?


stainedglasseye t1_j9uxwco wrote

It was great for the advent of smokeless gun powders, but definitely caused a lot of headaches for film archivists over the years. I worked with it a bunch in lateral flow immune protein chemistry due to its capillary action, but not sure how many other applications it has outside that niche.