News tagged with fireworks

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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Fireworks are fun but can reduce visibility

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered that there is a sharp reduction in visibility caused by fireworks and bonfires on Guy Fawkes' night. They found that visibility was further decreased when the relative ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Environment
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A new blue-light-emitter for fireworks

Conventional fireworks and signal flares that emit a blue flame utilize toxic chemicals as a source of chlorine. Chemists at LMU have now developed the first chlorine-free formulation that emits blue light upon combustion.

dateJul 10, 2014 in Materials Science
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