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What is an Endothermic reaction? - Explained
posted February 28 2011 21:29.54 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I have feature many times videos from Periodic Table Videos on youtube, because these people understand that chemistry is a science that many people may like, but not all can follow...

[Link: Periodic Table Videos]
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Tags: chemistry   theory/tutorial   experiments   science   

The microbial fuel cell generates energy from insects!!!
posted February 18 2011 21:31.52 by Giorgos Lazaridis

It is a device that converts chemical energy to electrical energy by the catalytic reaction of microorganisms and bacteria, consuming for example flies and other insects. The device...

[Via: walyou]    [Link: microbialfuelcell]
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Tags: microbial fuel cell   biotechnology   innovations   animals   science   inventions   chemistry   

Home-made fuel from disposable plastic bags
posted February 18 2011 20:27.15 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This invention comes from Japan, and is able to convert plastic bags into crude oil. As a matter of fact, plastic bags ARE made of oil. The bags are heated in the machine, and it...

[Link: physorg]
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Tags: green   environment   recycling   inventions   commercial   chemistry   

Valentine's Day perfume, from a scientific view
posted February 14 2011 6:08.29 by Giorgos Lazaridis

If scientists were to make a perfume for Valentine's day, what would they put? They sure have a different approach from the "noses", the people who actually create real...

[Link: Periodic Table Videos]
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Glass melts if it gets super-cooled
posted February 12 2011 22:10.33 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Usually, nothing happens special when something is cooled. But glass, turned out to be an exception! When it is supercooled close to absolute zero, it melts! The key to describe...

[Link: io9]
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Tags: chemistry   physics   inventions   experiments   science   

Nitroglycerine, TNT and dynamite.
posted February 10 2011 21:50.18 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Youtube user Periodic Table has always very interesting videos to show! This time, they talk about the nitroglycerine, the TNT and the dynamite, how...

[Link: Periodic Table of Videos]
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Tags: chemistry   theory/tutorial   history   explosion   fire   warfare   science   

Are birds near Chernobyl stupid?
posted February 7 2011 21:52.13 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Well, it may be so. The truth is, that birds living near the site of the Chernobyl, have 5% smaller brains than normal, caused by the lingering background radiation. This is at...

[Link: dailymail]
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Tags: nuclear   explosion   health & nature   animals   chemistry   

DIY screenprinting - Even a kid can do it
posted February 5 2011 8:56.36 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Screenprinting is a fascinating technique for printing artwork on clothes, project boxes and other materials. I really did not know how to do it, and i thought that it required...

[Link: make]
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Tags: chemistry   diy   games and fun   artistic   tips   theory/tutorial   

Why is glass transparent?
posted February 3 2011 8:04.34 by Giorgos Lazaridis

The simplest things are those that humans take as given, and they rarely study. Do you know why glass is transparent? Why other objects are completely opaque? What defines the...

[Link: sixtysymbols]
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