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

2 weeks 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

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

Learn the Science Behind Ice Cream - Warning: Will make you want ice cream.

last monthOdd : Geekosystem

The American Chemical Society wants you to know that not only is ice cream delicious, it's also science. What separates soft serve from hard ice cream, and what's up with sherbert? Find out in this video.

An Explanation of the Chemistry Behind How Ice Cream Gets Made

last monthOdd : Laughing Squid

The latest video from American Chemical Society web video series Reactions explores the chemistry that goes into making a delicious bowl of ice cream with help from American University professor Matthew Hartings. The chemistry instructor walks through the science of ice cream’s flavor and consistency as he makes a bowl of the stuff in his [...]

The Science of Ice Cream [Video]

From the American Chemical Society: You’re probably craving ice cream to cool you down this summer. Reactions looks at the chemistry involved in making the treat creamy and sweet. Turns out the creaminess of ice cream has little to do with cream. It’s all about the ice crystals. The smaller the crystals, the creamier the […]

Ice cream chemistry: The inside scoop on a classic summer treat (video)

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 — The summer weather is here, and if you've been out in the sun, you're probably craving some ice cream to cool off. In the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video, American University Assistant Professor...Show More Summary

The American Chemical Society Explains Why Garlic Breath Is So Foul

last monthOdd : Geekosystem

The American Chemical Society is back at it again and answering all our scientific food questions. On the docket this time? The dreaded garlic breath--with greater understanding hopefully comes less fear.

An Explanation of the Science Behind Garlic Breath

last monthOdd : Laughing Squid

The latest installment of Reactions by The American Chemical Society takes on the science behind the bad breath that comes from eating too much garlic. Garlic contains for major volatile organic compounds that are responsible for that notoriously bad garlic breath. Interestingly enough, none of these compounds are present until garlic is crushed up or [...]

What causes garlic breath? (video)

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 — Garlic is good for your body, great for your taste buds, but terrible for your breath. In the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video, we look at the plant beloved by chefs and feared by vampires. Show More Summary

Reactions Explains What’s Behind Garlic Breath

last monthOdd : Laughing Squid

The latest installment of Reactions by The American Chemical Society takes on the science behind the bad breath that comes from eating too much garlic. Garlic contains for major volatile organic compounds that are responsible for that notoriously bad garlic breath. Interestingly enough, none of these compounds are present until garlic is crushed up or [...]

Science Elements podcast highlights chemistry for search-and-rescue missions

The June feature of Science Elements, the American Chemical Society's (ACS') weekly podcast series, shines the spotlight on devices that use chemistry to locate people trapped in collapsed buildings. The episode is available at http://www.acs.org/scienceelements. read more

Then, they came for the airplanes…

From the American Chemical Society: Heavy airplane traffic potentially a major contributor to pollution in Los Angeles Congested freeways crawling with cars and trucks are notorious for causing smog in Los Angeles, but a new study finds that heavy airplane … Continue reading ?

Why bacon smells so darn delicious — it’s all in the chemistry!

The American Chemical Society's web series "Reactions" explains why you can't resist the smell of bacon

Why does bacon smell so good? (video)

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 — We all know bacon is delicious, but what is it about cooking bacon that makes it smell so tantalizing? In the American Chemical Society's (ACS') latest Reactions video, the team puts its nose into everyone's favorite breakfast food. Show More Summary

Red Wine: It May Stain Your Teeth But It Fights Cavities

What a glass or two of red wine can do to your pearly whites!  But never you mind.  A new study published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry has revealed that red wine is not only healthy for your heart, but for your teeth. It fights cavities! 

This Video Shows What Caffeine Does to Your Brain and How Much Is Safe

Caffeine is a fascinating drug, one that many of us enjoy via coffee, tea, and other products. This video from the American Chemical Society is a quick look on how caffeine actually affects our bodies and how much is a safe dose. Read more...

Sleep and smartphones: The chemistry that keeps you awake -- video

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 — The smartphones and tablets millions of us use every day may also keep us awake. In the American Chemical Society's (ACS') latest Reactions video, find out how the light emitted from those devices triggers a chemical reaction that tells our brains to rise-and-shine, rather than snooze. The video is available at http://youtu.be/mnDfPpUC_jg. read more

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