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Debunking Chemical Myths

July 18, 2014 | by TEDx Montreal | Videos | Comments

Dr. Joe Schwarcz of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society gives a TEDx talk on the importance of skepticism in science – and why chemistry is unfairly given a bad rap in popular culture.                 

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The Gulf Oil Spill Disintegrated This Island

April 16, 2015 4:54 pm | by National Geographic Videos Comments

Cat Island was once one of the four largest bird-nesting grounds in Louisiana. But the Deepwater Horizon oil spill killed the mangroves growing there, destroying the root system that held the island's sediment in place.

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Could These Robots Re-Invent Manufacturing?

April 15, 2015 4:36 pm | by CNNMoney Videos Comments

Meet the robots wowing manufacturers at the Hannover Messe — the world's biggest industrial fair. From inspiring innovative materials to improving safety, these robots aim to bring manufacturing facilities into a new age.

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Revisit The BP Oil Spill, 5 Years Later

April 14, 2015 3:44 pm | by CNN Videos Comments

Remnants remain five years after a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people.

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Manufactured Wood Made Without Trees

April 14, 2015 3:34 pm | by Bloomberg Business Videos Comments

Ecovative Design has made a mission of replacing synthetic plastic polymers with natural mushroom based polymers.

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Brazil: Mass Protests Over Oil Giant Petrobras

April 13, 2015 5:31 pm | by BBC News Videos Comments

Hundreds of thousands of people have been taking part in anti-government demonstrations in Brazil, sparked by anger over a massive corruption scandal at the state-run oil giant Petrobras.

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Smart Fabric Generates Electricity

April 13, 2015 5:27 pm | by Reuters Videos Comments

South Korean researchers develop a "smart" fabric which can generate electricity to power wearable devices.

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Recycling Used Bars of Soap to Save Lives

April 10, 2015 4:49 pm | by The Associated Press Videos Comments

An organization with facilities in Florida, Las Vegas and Hong Kong is collecting used bars of soap from more than 4,000 hotels, recycling them into fresh soap and delivering the supplies to people in need around the world.

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Game of Thrones Science: Sword Making And Valryrian Steel

April 9, 2015 10:14 am | by Reactions Videos Comments

Game of Thrones is back this weekend. Time to armor up.

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Food Additive Could Serve as a Safer, More Environmentally Friendly Antifreeze

April 8, 2015 9:44 am | by American Chemical Society Videos Comments

Researchers describe a new, nontoxic product based on a common food additive that could address health issues and help the environment at the same time.

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Chinese Paraxylene Plant Erupts in Flames, Injuring at Least 6

April 7, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press Videos Comments

Six people were hospitalized and hundreds of firefighters deployed to fight a hydrocarbon fire following an explosion at a plant in southern China that produces the toxic chemical paraxylene.

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Family Severely Sickened by Exposure to Banned Pesticide While on Vacation

April 6, 2015 9:48 am | by CNN Videos Comments

A family of four became severely ill after exposure to methyl bromide, which is banned for indoor use in the U.S. The family's attorney reported that when found, the father was in a coma and the mother and two teen sons were having seizures.

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A Laughing Matter: Jokes From The Chemistry Lab

April 1, 2015 5:21 pm | by Reactions Videos Comments

Take a break from your day and LOL at a few cornball chemistry jokes.

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Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry

April 1, 2015 9:52 am | by VICE News Videos Comments

VICE News traveled to Glendive, Montana, to visit the site of a pipeline spill that dumped more than 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River, to find out why the industry has such weak regulatory oversight.

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Graphene Light Bulb Made of 'Wonder Material'

March 30, 2015 9:48 am | by BBC News Videos Comments

The "wonder material," which is stronger than steel, could be used in batteries, in membranes to purify water, in coatings and in pharmaceuticals.

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$20 Oil Could Be a Reality if This Happens

March 24, 2015 3:43 pm | by Bloomberg Business Videos Comments

The U.S. is pumping so much oil it's running out of places to stash it, and that could have a big impact on oil prices.

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