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The American Chemical Society Web Series ‘Reactions’ Explains the Chemistry of the iPhone 6

20 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The American Chemical Society’s web series Reactions (see previously) explains the chemistry that goes into building the iPhone 6 (see previously) and making it work in a recent episode. The iPhone 6 is almost here and the preorders are piling up. But what do you really know about the insides of the iPhone 6, or any smartphone for […]

The Chemical Elements Within Your Smartphone

Ever wonder what that mini monolithic-shaped computer you carry around in your pocket is made of? Hot on the tail of Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement, the American Chemical Society has produced a video titled “What’s in your iPhone?” that delves into some of the chemical elements used to make smartphones. Check it […]

The Third Volume of Chemistry Life Hacks by The American Chemical Society ‘Reactions’ Web Series

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

“Awesome Chemistry Life Hacks (Vol. 3)” is the third “Chemistry Life Hacks” installment (see previously) by The American Chemical Society’s web series Reactions. It offers simple chemistry-based tips for making life easier, particularly around the kitchen. Chemistry Life Hacks is back with new tips that can change your life, or at least the temperature of your beer. […]

Claim: Lowering coal-fired power plant emissions may have saved 1,700 lives in 1 year

From the American Chemical Society, some uncertainty, but good enough for a press release. Of course if they could show us an absence of death certificates that say “died from PM2.5 complications” that might be close to some science. But, as it stands, this is pure speculation, indicated by the “may” they put in the…

Is it OK to Pee in the Ocean?

Putting aside the social and cultural issues for a moment, the American Chemical Society says yes, it’s just fine. [More clips from the ACS's Reactions series.]

Is It Okay To Pee In The Ocean?

4 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

According to the folks at the American Chemical Society's Reactions channel: Yes. In a pool, though? That's a different story. Read more...

Hope for the Future: How American Chemical Society Student Representatives Increase Climate Science Literacy

Far too often in the United States it feels as if the issues surrounding Climate Change are being completely ignored. However, stepping into a symposium on "Global Stewardship through Increasing Climate Science Literacy" at the 248th...Show More Summary

Important Science: It Is Okay To Pee in the Ocean, Pools Still Off Limits - Thanks, science.

4 weeks agoOdd : Geekosystem

If you've ever been in the ocean, you've probably peed in the ocean. Deny it all you want, but if you're denying it out of shame, there's no need. This video from the American Chemical Society series Reactions explains why it's perfectly fine to pee in the ocean. You still shouldn't pee in the pool though, both for science and common courtesy.

Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?

The American Chemical Society has a post on the possible use of hemp in creating supercapacitors - Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?David Mitlin, Ph.D., explains that supercapacitors are energy storage devices that have huge potential to transform the way future electronics are powered. Show More Summary

Students Host an International Undergraduate Summit on Global Climate Change at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco

Seventeen thousand scientists, engineers, representatives from business & industry, students, and others gathered in San Francisco during the week of August 10-14 for an American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting focused on Chemistry and Global Stewardship. Show More Summary

Microbes, rain, and climate

From the American Chemical Society Dust — and the microbes hitching rides on it — influences rain, climate SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2014 — Dusty air blowing across the Pacific from Asia and Africa plays a critical role in precipitation … Continue reading ?

Pregnant? Avoid contact with antibacterial compounds, study says

A study to be presented this week at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) indicates, ironically, that what keeps us clean can be hazardous to unborn fetuses and could cause developmental and reproductive problems.

Climate Science Literacy from A to Z in the Interest of Global Stewardship

More than 15,000 chemists are gathering in San Francisco this weekend for the upcoming August 10-14 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The theme for our national meeting is "Chemistry and Global Stewardship." I spent last evening in Mountain View, a community situated in the heart of Silicon Valley. Show More Summary

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Analgesics: How Do They Work? Turns Out We Don’t Actually Know - Nanobots? A series of tubes? I have a headache just thinking about it.

2 months agoOdd : Geekosystem

For as much as people rely on acetaminophen–better known as Tylenol–for pain relief, we don't actually know why it works. There are a few theories, but no one can say for sure. In the latest from The American Chemical Society's Reactions series, they try to explain the possible ways this stuff works, and also why it might be more dangerous than you think.

Reactions Celebrates the Fourth of July by Explaining Fireworks Chemistry - Boom goes the dynamite bursting charge and effect pellets.

2 months agoOdd : Geekosystem

It's Independence Day here in the US. That means a lot of different things to different people, but fireworks displays are pretty much a constant staple of the holiday. How do they work? The American Chemical Society's series Reactions and chemistry professor/author John A. Conkling PhD explain the chemistry behind those beautiful explosions.

The Chemistry of Fireworks [Science Video]

From the American Chemical Society: From the sizzle of the fuse to the boom and burst of colors, this video brings you all of the exciting sights and sounds of Fourth of July fireworks, plus a little chemical knowhow. John A. Conkling, Ph.D., shows how the familiar rockets and other neat products that light up […]

Science Elements podcast highlights the science of fireworks

The July feature of Science Elements, the American Chemical Society's (ACS') weekly podcast series, shines the spotlight on the science of fireworks, just in time for the July 4th holiday. The episode is available at http://www.acs.org/scienceelements. read more

Four Ways Chemistry Has Made Sex Better

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Chemistry is the bane of many a high school student, but it's not all bad. As this video from the American Chemical Society's "Reactions" web series reveals, chemistry has been hard at work improving your sex life for years now! It's a hell of a lot more than trigonometry's ever done for you. Read more...

Chemistry Makes Sex Better, and This Video Explains How - It's business chemistry time.

3 months agoOdd : Geekosystem

Chemistry has made life in these modern times a lot better, and that includes sex lives in these modern times. The latest video from The American Chemical Society series Reactions breaks down four ways in which chemistry has made its way between the sheets.

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