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Video: The chemicals we leave behind

Everything we use is made out of chemicals. So it's not surprising that we pick up a lot of foreign molecules from what we bump into all the time, from our multivitamins to the gas we put in our cars.

dateSep 07, 2017 in Other
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Video: How rubber makes sports possible

Sports balls of all varieties owe their resilience and reliability to an unusual polymer—one whose derivatives and spinoffs are everywhere you look, from cars to shoes to rocket fuel.

dateSep 05, 2017 in Other
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Clay-based antimicrobial packaging keeps food fresh

Sometimes it seems as if fresh fruits, vegetables and meats go bad in the blink of an eye. Consumers are left feeling frustrated, often turning to less expensive processed foods that last longer but are less nutritious. Now ...

dateAug 21, 2017 in Other
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Video: How animals glow

Fireflies, frogs, jellyfish, mushrooms and even parrots have the ability to emit light from their bodies. These creatures use either bioluminescence or fluorescence to put on their light shows.

dateAug 14, 2017 in Other
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BASF to restrict use of egg scandal pesticide

German chemical giant BASF said Thursday it would not reapply for EU authorisation for some uses of pesticide Fipronil, at the heart of a tainted egg scandal that has set member states at odds.

dateAug 10, 2017 in Other
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Video: How superhydrophobic materials stay totally dry

Raincoats, car windshields, waterproof phones: They all use a little chemistry to stay dry. Inspired by nature, chemists use extremely water-fearing, or superhydrophobic, coatings to repel water from surfaces to keep them ...

dateAug 08, 2017 in Other
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