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