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Category: Physics: Chemistry

Precipitation3 shows how chemistry is beautiful

This is how chemistry should be taught in our schools. ‘Precipitation3’ is a short film by ‘Beauty of Science’ shot with a microscope showing us several beautiful chemical reactions where liquid solutions become solids or precipitates. There are eight reactions in total: 1. Nickel chloride and sodium carbonate produce nickel carbonate precipitation. 2. Iron(III) chloride …

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Michael Cates: Fluids That Stop Flowing When You Push Them Too Hard

In his public lecture at Perimeter Institute on Nov. 3, 2016, Michael Cates (Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, University of Cambridge) explains this peculiar form of “bulletproof custard” with a few equations, plenty of diagrams, and even some hands-on demonstrations.  

Nobel Prize: Announcement | Chemistry 2016

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 to Jean-Pierre Sauvage University of Strasbourg, France Sir J. Fraser Stoddart Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA and Bernard L. Feringa University of Groningen, the Netherlands. “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines” A tiny lift, artificial muscles and …

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Nobel Prize: Lectures | 2015 Nobel Lectures in Chemistry

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry Is awarded to three scientists, Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar, for “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair”.  

Nobel Prize Announcement: Chemistry 2015

Program begins at 32:45. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 was awarded jointly to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair”. The prize was announced by Göran K. Hansson, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.  

SLAC: Scientists Get First Glimpse of a Chemical Bond Being Born

Scientists have used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on the way to becoming a molecule. This fundamental advance, reported Feb. 12 in Science Express and long thought impossible, will have …

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Nobel Prize: Lectures | 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry – How the optical microscope became a nanoscope. Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA Stefan W. Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, and German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany William E. Moerner, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA  

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The prize will be announced by Staffan Normark, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Location The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sessionssalen, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm, Sweden.  

Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries

TED presents TEDxCaltech where Angela Belcher shows how she being inspired by an abalone shell, programs viruses to make elegant nano-scale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she’s produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries [FMP …

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Robert J. Lefkowitz: A Brief History of G-Protein Coupled Receptors

Uppsala University presents Nobel Laureate in Chemistry for 2012, Professor Robert J. Lefkowitz. For many years it has been a tradition to invite the new Nobel Prize laureates to Uppsala University in connection with the Nobel Prize festivities in Stockholm. Location: Uppsala, Sweden. Event date: 2012-12-13.