You’re tired and you need an energy boost, but you don’t want the jitters from caffeine. What to do? In this week’s video, we give you some chemistry-backed tips — one of which involves cats — to boost your productivity and stay awake without refilling the coffee cup.
Have you ever wished you could hide under an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter or conceal your car with a Klingon cloaking device like in Star Trek? In a special bonus episode of Reactions, we celebrate the International Year of Light by exploring the science behind light, sight and invisibility. Though we can’t make ourselves invisible yet, some promising research may light the way – or rather, bend the light away.
This episode of Reactions was produced in collaboration with the journal ACS Photonics. For more information on ACS Photonics, please visit:http://pubs.acs.org/journal/apchd5. Additional information on the International Year of Light can be found at: http://www.light2015.org.
Think your banana has only normal natural ingredients?? THINK AGAIN – chemicals are everywhere!! EVEN NATURE
The Recipe For Life… – We’re cookin’ in the primordial kitchen!
If the human body could be distilled down into one molecule, what would our chemical formula be? And WHY is it that way? Is that one scene from Full Metal Alchemist even a little bit true?
There’s a whole lot of elements on the periodic table, but life depends on relatively few of them in order to build all the things that keep us alive. This week, we’ll look at why the chemistry of life is the way it is…
Blue jeans are among the most popular clothing items in the entire world. But how did Levi Strauss get his “workwear,” as he called it, so blue? Through chemistry, of course. This week, we look at the chemistry of everyone’s favorite pair of pants.
One saved the U.S. space program, another invented a better treatment for leprosy, and a third spawned an industry in the American Midwest. Mary Sherman Morgan, Alice Ball and Rachel Lloyd all had amazing accomplishments in chemistry, but their work was nearly lost to history. Celebrate their work with us in the latest episode of our sub-series, “Legends of Chemistry”. Don’t forget to subscribe for more legends and chemistry fun: http://bit.ly/ACSReactions
Huge thanks to Raychelle Burks, Ph.D. for her work on this project.
Check out this awesome temperature infographic from BBC!!
A billion degrees of separation.
How cold can it get on Earth? How hot can hot truly get? And, perhaps more importantly, what’s the ideal temperature a hazelnut souffle should be cooked at?