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Video: Sparklers in super slow-motion

As Independence Day approaches, people across the country are getting ready to celebrate with fireworks. Sparklers are a classic crowd-pleaser, and this week Reactions looks at the chemistry of these July 4th mainstays in ...

dateJun 28, 2016 in Other
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Making vinyl records even groovier

Audiophiles have reason to celebrate. Vinyl records are experiencing a comeback, and scientists are working to make their sound quality even better. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine ...

dateJun 15, 2016 in Other
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Video: Foam explosion in super slow motion

You might have seen this wacky experiment in a chemistry class or on late-night TV. Dropping a mixture into some hydrogen peroxide produces a huge foamy flume. But what's actually causing that big mess? Turns out it's a great ...

dateJun 14, 2016 in Other
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Video: Why do onions make you cry?

Common in cuisine all around the globe, onions are renowned for their ability to make us all look like cry babies. In Reactions' latest video, we get to the bottom of this teary phenomenon and reveal exactly what chemical ...

dateJun 07, 2016 in Other
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Text mining for chemists

A collaboration between two companies in Hungary and the UK has resulted in the inception of the first ever interactive text mining platform for chemists, overcoming difficulties with extracting information about chemicals ...

dateJun 06, 2016 in Other
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