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Video: Silver nanoparticles can keep you from smelling bad

By Faye Oney / September 26, 2018

Does your clothing sometimes stink after a good workout? Today’s video shows how an element in the periodic table—silver—can kill the bacteria that causes body odor. Watch the video to learn more about silver’s stink-slaying superpowers.

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Go ahead and dive in—Urine content is just a ‘drop in the bucket’

By Faye Oney / July 6, 2018

Researchers also have conducted studies on the amount of urine in an average swimming pool. The results show that you’re probably not in any danger.

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Video: Watch a simple fabric wristband control small household appliances

By Faye Oney / June 20, 2018

Researchers have devised a simple electronic textile that uses carbon nanotubes to provide an electrical charge. The device enables users to control a computer or small appliance by swiping a finger over the fabric.

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American Chemical Society and GE pair up to advocate for new science emojis

By April Gocha / July 7, 2017

The American Chemical Society and GE recently proposed nine new scientific emojis to be considered to enter the official emoji lexicon later this year—a lab coat, test tube, microbe, petri dish, DNA, compass, abacus, fire extinguisher, and goggles.

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Science speaks: Which comes out on top this Valentine’s day, milk or dark chocolate?

By April Gocha / February 14, 2017

Beyond personal preference, what can science say about which kind of chocolate comes out on top—milk or dark? Watch this video from ACS Reactions to get the play-by-play of how dark squares stack up to milk chocolate.

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Video: Lithium-ion hacks to keep your smartphone battery charged and explosion-free

By April Gocha / September 14, 2016

A new Reactions video from the American Chemical Society explains the science behind exploding lithium-ion batteries, in addition to three hacks to keep lithium-ions lasting longer.

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Video: Flexible speakers made possible thanks to graphene

By Stephanie Liverani / September 7, 2016

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology report a simple way to fabricate thermo-acoustic speakers using ultra-thin graphene.

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Video: Small and soft (but mighty) self-propelling motors aid in pollution cleanup

By Stephanie Liverani / May 4, 2016

Researchers at the Research Institute of Materials Science, South China University of Technology (Guangdong, China) are developing a different kind of motor—one that’s not fossil fuel-reliant and can actually help clean up pollution, not contribute to it.

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How much stress can graphene stand? Researchers put material’s plasticity to the test

By Stephanie Liverani / January 22, 2016

To better understand graphene’s potential when it comes to flexible electronics, researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, are testing how graphene layers interact under shear strain.

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Video: Series travels to the dark side to explore science of Star Wars

By April Gocha / December 17, 2015

Is the Death Star laser feasible? Are plasma lightsabers even remotely possible? Can we build a real-world force field? The American Chemical Society’s Reactions series mulls over the science behind the answers in this new video.

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