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Showing releases 71-80 out of 115.
Ice cream chemistry: The inside scoop on a classic summer treat (video)
The summer weather is here, and if you've been out in the sun, you're probably craving some ice cream to cool off. In the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video, American University Assistant Professor Matt Hartings, Ph.D., breaks down the chemistry of this favorite frozen treat, including what makes ice cream creamy or crunchy, and why it is so sweet. The video is available at http://youtu.be/-rlapUkWCSM.
Weather app puts kids in the pilot seat
Students at the University of Oklahoma's College of Engineering wanted to remove the mystery around weather forecasting by speaking to kids in a language they could better understand -- gaming. Collaborating with the School of Meteorology, OU students created an app that teaches kids about weather patterns by putting them in the pilot seat to navigate a plane during weather events.
National Science Foundation
RIT engineering team designs online math and science activities for K-12 community
An engineering team from Rochester Institute of Technology developed the REMS Program -- Relevant Education in Math and Science -- a series of online STEM activities that can provide a way to associate math and science with solving engineering problems. Designed for elementary, middle and high school students, the program is built around three real-world scenarios and the online activities consist of overview videos, teacher lesson plans, student worksheets and several process simulations.
Toyota USA Foundation
Public gets first view of a live vampire squid and other deep-sea cephalopods
From the vampire squid to the flapjack octopus, deep-sea cephalopods are both fascinating and mysterious. Since April, members of the public have been able to see these animals for the first time, as part of the ongoing 'Tentacles' special exhibition at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. A collaborative effort with the aquarium's partner institution, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, this exhibit is providing new scientific insights into the lives of these mysterious animals.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
'Hello, world!' NASA beams video from space station via laser
The high-definition video via laser transmission from space to ground, stating 'Hello, World!' was the first of its kind for the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science from the International Space Station.
What causes garlic breath? (video)
Garlic is good for your body, great for your taste buds, but terrible for your breath. In the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video, we look at the plant beloved by chefs and feared by vampires. Once again we teamed up with the Compound Interest blog to break down the chemistry of garlic, and how to beat the bad breath it causes. The video is available at http://youtu.be/cAWLQ_4DphI.
Ice cream sensations on the computer
Changes in coldness, creaminess or texture that we experience in the mouth while we are eating an ice cream can be visualized on a screen using colored curves. Graphs help manufacturers improve product quality, as proven by researchers at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology in Valencia, Spain.
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
How Thomas Edison laid the foundation for the modern lab (video)
Thomas Edison is one of the greatest inventors in history. This week, the Reactions team went behind the scenes at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park to see how Edison's love of chemistry fueled his world-changing inventions. Recently named a National Historic Chemical Landmark, the complex is home to more than 400,000 artifacts (which we definitely weren't allowed to touch) and is considered the template for modern research-and-development labs everywhere. The video is available at http://youtu.be/mn8uGDg_5fA.
Online network connects honeybee keepers and researchers
One out of three bites of food, or one-third of our diet, is linked to the direct work of the honeybee. But honeybees are mysteriously disappearing, and faculty members at Grand Valley State University are using technology to understand why.
Bee Informed Partnership
Why does bacon smell so good? (video)
We all know bacon is delicious, but what is it about cooking bacon that makes it smell so tantalizing? In the American Chemical Society's (ACS') latest Reactions video, the team puts its nose into everyone's favorite breakfast food. We collaborated with the Compound Interest blog to break down the science of that sweet smell. The video is available.
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