WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 — Pepper is one of the most plentiful condiments in the world today, but it used to be more valuable than gold. In the American Chemical Society's (ACS') latest Reactions video, we examine how pepper's delectable chemistry made it a key player in the global spice trade. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) is wrapping up its celebration of Black History Month with a focus on the future. A new ACS video showcases the mentors that are helping shape the next generation of chemists and chemical engineers. The video is available at http://youtu.be/6pX4kmHIeAE. read more
The Reactions YouTube channel, which focuses exclusively on chemistry and is produced by the American Chemical Society, has created an interesting video explaining the chemistry behind Sriracha hot sauce. They specifically discuss the “rooster sauce” with the distinctive bottle made famous by Huy Fong Foods, but the chemistry involved — capsaicin, for example — applies [...]
The American Chemical Society breaks down the hot sauce in a video.
Lollipops, popcorn, hell, even lip balm—there is very little that isn't made better with a shake of Sriracha. In this video, though, the American Chemical Society explains the science behind why the sauce is just so damn good. Read more...
(YouTube link) What’s the secret of Sriracha sauce? Pepper, of course. This video from The American Chemical Society explains why chili pepper is so delightul to our senses. But it’s not the only ingredient. Enjoy your Sriracha, but use it sparingly. After all, it has very little chance of going bad. -via Geeks Are Sexy
Curious why Sriracha is so good? It's because of science! (Isn't everything?) In this video from the new(ish) YouTube series Reactions by Kirk Zamieroski from the American Chemical Society we get a molecular-level look at what makes Sriracha so uniquely wonderful, and now we're hungry for fiery deliciousness.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 — Their research may lead to a new generation of renewable fuels, medical devices and safer home products. The American Chemical Society (ACS) is continuing its celebration of Black History Month with a new video featuring several African-American chemists and chemical engineers doing cutting edge research today. Show More Summary
From the American Chemical Society: In what may be the warmest Winter Olympics on record, Sochi looks more like SoCal by the day. With few real snowflakes to blanket Sochi’s slopes, our latest episode explains how science keeps the Winter Olympics alive with artificial snow. Thanks Kirk! [Reactions]
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 — In what may be the warmest Winter Olympics on record, Sochi looks more like SoCal by the day. With few real snowflakes around to blanket Sochi's slopes, the latest episode of the American Chemical Society's Reactions YouTube series explains how science keeps the Winter Olympics alive with artificial snow. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 — Love has inspired timeless songs and sonnets — not to mention a few less-than-timeless romantic comedies. Now the chemistry of love is the subject of the latest episode of the American Chemical Society's Reactions YouTube series (formerly Bytesize Science). Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 — They've alleviated pain, saved crops and blasted into space, to name just a few of their long list of accomplishments. The American Chemical Society's Reactions YouTube series (formerly Bytesize Science) is celebrating Black History Month with a new video featuring five black chemists who changed the world. Show More Summary
This video from the American Chemical Society explains the science behind several life hacks, such as using salt to fix bitter coffee, and introduces us to a new one: easily getting the rust off of cast iron with a little bit of Coke. Read more...
The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series features a small, paper-based device that can monitor or detect disease with no electricity or expensive lab analyses required. read more
I love this new web series, Reactions, from the American Chemical Society. In the first episode they offer several chemistry lifehacks, including one that can make bitter coffee drinkable and another to ripen bananas fast. Read more...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 — After several years and millions of views, the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, is bidding farewell to its popular YouTube series Bytesize Science. But you can't keep a great chemistry video series down for long. read more
I’ll admit right away at being cynical about the chemical industry, so I look suspiciously at information sent to me by the American Chemical Society. (Something comes from them every day.) But chemistry is science, and you need to know more about it and to see how it relates to your day to day existence.…
In West Virginia after a cavalier chemical company poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people, the corporate-hugging, right-wing extremist group Americans for the Prosperous congratulated itself for doling out bottled water one day. "What...Show More Summary
The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series questions the "green" reputation of small hydroelectric dams. read more