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Video: July 4th is opportunity to celebrate America’s birthday, impress friends at picnic

By Faye Oney / July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July to our American readers! Unsure of what to bring to today’s family gathering? In today’s video, we bring you a quick and easy “recipe” of sorts for your contribution to the family picnic.

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In the name of liberty, America’s favorite lady dons some serious materials science

By April Gocha / July 4, 2017

One of America’s most iconic representations of its freedom towers some 305 feet above Liberty Island in New York City, N.Y.—the Statue of Liberty. Watch this video to learn more about the unique chemistry of her materials.

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A look inside a fireworks tube—the chemistry and science behind fireworks

By Faye Oney / July 4, 2017

The U.S. celebrates its independence today, and part of that celebration is watching a fireworks display. Did you know that fireworks are a result of a chemical reaction with gunpowder? Here is a look at what goes into the making of fireworks.

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Video: NASA’s Juno spacecraft approaches Jupiter’s orbit July 4

By Stephanie Liverani / June 29, 2016

While those of us in the United States stare awestruck at the firework-filled night sky on July 4 in celebration of our nation’s independence, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will finally reach polar orbit around Jupiter—a long-awaited journey from when Juno launched on Aug. 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Video: The explosive science behind fireworks will blow you away

By April Gocha / July 4, 2014

Just in time for America’s Independence Day celebration, the American Chemical Society’s Reaction video series turns to pyrotechnic expert John A. Conkling to explain the science behind fireworks.

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