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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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Fourth of July science—what makes grilled food delicious and sparklers sparkle

By April Gocha / July 1, 2016

Another holiday weekend is upon us—which means that many of you will be celebrating America’s independence with food, fun, and fireworks. But what is it that makes grilled food taste so good?

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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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