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ChemMatters Videos - American Chemical Society

American Chemical Society

Periodic Table Live!

About Periodic Table Live!<p>Periodic Table Live! allows you to explore a broad range of information about the elements, their reactions, their …

NOVA | Hunting the Elements Collection

Video Clip | 2:31<p>Learn how the periodic table developed its current form when Dmitri Mendeleev organized the elements by families with similar …

Rare Earth

When sperm and egg unite — sparks (of zinc) really do fly

Romantic chemistry can be hard to quantify, but when sperm and egg meet, sparks do fly — in the form of billions and billions of zinc atoms, that is.<p>Every cell in nature that we know of contains zinc, but a mammalian egg cell accumulates an unprecedented amount of the element — 20 billion atoms — …

Study sheds light on chemicals that insects use to communicate and survive

Most insects are covered with a thin layer of hydrocarbon molecules as a waterproofing barrier. Embedded in this layer are compounds that the insects …

Project to transform food waste into graphene and renewable hydrogen

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a …

Black Phosphorus, the Wonder Material to Rival Graphene

There’s a new glow in town.<p>Graphene may have met its match. The wonder-material, hai​led as the future of electronics, never had a real monopoly on 2D crystalline semiconductors, but now one of its relatives has a cost-effective manufacturing process: black phosphorus.<p>Phosphorus is known by its …

Researchers Use DNA as 'Smart Glue' to Provide Structure for 3D Bio-Printing

The abilities of 3D printing to create bio-materials is on the cutting edge of science, but has been somewhat limited to date by technicalities like …

Cheap DIY Microscope Sees Individual Atoms

This is not an artist’s rendering, nor a physics simulation. This device held together with hardware-store MDF and eyebolts and connected to a …