Category Archives: How It Works
With the recent conflict in Syria and the many discussions about chemical weapons, it is important to learn about sarin nerve gas and to understand how it harms people. As Andrew Smith once said, “People fear what they don’t understand…”This … Continue reading
Watch the following video to see how a non-Newtonian fluid behaves. The fluid shown in the video is called “oobleck.” Its rather strange name comes from a Dr. Seuss story “Bartholomew and the Oobleck,” in which the hero, Bartholomew, must figure … Continue reading
You’re likely familiar with fluorescence and bright glow fluorescent compounds emit. On Monday, I talked about how scientists have genetically engineered silkworms to produce fluorescent silk. Today’s post will cover how fluorescence works on a chemical level. Theory Fluorescence occurs when … Continue reading
Happy Fourth of July Everyone! Here’s a short ACS Webinar on what makes the “popping” sound of fireworks.