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Nocera 1 00:02:00

A Revolution in Solar Energy Production

by Dan Nocera
A Revolution in Solar Energy Production
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 10 years ago | 797 views
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Dan gives a brief introduction into his group's discovery of a new and efficient catalyst which could be of vital importance in our search for better ways of capturing solar energy.

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Smalley 00:29:00

ACS Richard Smalley Eulogy

by Harry Kroto
ACS Richard Smalley Eulogy
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 11 years ago | 1666 views
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A moving address by Harry to the ACS meeting in San Francisco about his colleague and fellow Nobel Prize winner, Richard Smalley.

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Architects of 00:58:00

Architects of the Microcosmos

by Harry Kroto
Architects of the Microcosmos
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 942 views
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In thistalk Harry Kroto explains that molecules have structures that are every bit as real in the mind of the chemists who create them, as are the edifices of brick, steel and concrete designed by architects and built by engineers.

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Membrane systems 00:34:00

Bioinspired membrane-based systems

by Patricia Bassereau
Bioinspired membrane-based systems
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 629 views
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Directrice de Recherche Patricia Bassereau, Institut Curie Centre de Recherche Laboratorie Physico-Chimie, France, speaks on bioinspired membrane-based systems for a physical approach of cell organization and dynamics: usefulness and limitations.

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C60 00:54:00

C-60, the Celestial Sphere that Fell to Earth

by Harry Kroto
C-60, the Celestial Sphere that Fell to Earth
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 826 views
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In 1985 an experiment, designed to unravel the carbon chemistry in Red Giant Stars, revealed the existence of C-60 Buckminsterfullerene (the third allotropic form of carbon). The story of the discovery and the way its symmetry relates to the natural ....

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Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 18.32.42 00:28:00

C60+ in space – a 28-year detective story about the Diffuse Interstellar Bands – Part 1

by John Maier
C60+ in space – a 28-year detective story about the Diffuse Interstellar Bands – Part 1
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 2918 views
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John Maier, Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Basel, describes the journey from the prediction of C60+ in 1987, through tentative assignment of its electronic spectrum by Radioastronomy, measurement in a neon-matrix and finally, in....

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Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 18.40.47 00:06:00

C60+ in space – a 28-year detective story about the Diffuse Interstellar Bands – Part 2

by John Maier
C60+ in space – a 28-year detective story about the Diffuse Interstellar Bands – Part 2
for 14-19 and upwards,
Interviews | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 0 views
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The presentation the solution to this long-standing puzzle occurred at a most serendipitous moment.  John Maier, Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Basel reveals the momentous details.

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RS Huppert 01:02:00

Carbon storage: caught between a rock and climate change

by Herbert Huppert
Carbon storage: caught between a rock and climate change
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1159 views
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Bakerian Prize Lecture by Professor Herbert Huppert FRS Institute of Theoretical Geophysics at the University of Cambridge.    Since the formation of the Earth, the global mean surface temperature, carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane content of the at....

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Catalysis at Surfaces - From Atoms to Complexity Lindau-Nobel Gerhard Ertl 2013 00:30:00

Catalysis at Surfaces: From Atoms to Complexity

by Gerhard Ertl
Catalysis at Surfaces: From Atoms to Complexity
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 698 views
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Catalysis by solid surfaces is, among others, of importance for the chemical industry (e.g. the Haber-Bosch process) as well as for environmental chemistry (car exhaust catalyst).  Surface physical techniques enable investigation of the underlying e....

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Catalysis at Surfaces 00:31:00

Catalysis at Surfaces: From Atoms to Complexity

by Gerhard Ertl
Catalysis at Surfaces: From Atoms to Complexity
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 670 views
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This lecture addresses the question if spatio-temporal self-organisation of matter which is so characteristic for living systems can also be verified with a simple inorganic reaction in which the observed phenomena of complexity can be traced back to....

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Oka 00:56:00

Chemistry and Astronomy: Unification of Sciences

by Takeshi Oka
Chemistry and Astronomy: Unification of Sciences
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 931 views
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Takeshi Oka, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Chicago and discoverer of H3(+), positively ionised molecule of three protons, talks about the ways in which the various aspects of science are are all interlocked. In particular he shows the ....

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Controlling Photons in a Box and Exploring the Quantum to Classical Boundary Lindau-Nobel Serge Haroche Physics 2013 00:31:00

Controlling Photons in a Box and Exploring the Quantum to Classical Boundary

by Serge Haroche
Controlling Photons in a Box and Exploring the Quantum to Classical Boundary
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 934 views
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The founders of quantum theory assumed in 'thought experiments' that they were manipulating isolated quantum systems, obeying the counterintuitive laws which they had just discovered.  Technological advances have recently turned these virtual experi....

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Klug 01:00:00

Crystallographic electron microscopy

by Aaron Klug
Crystallographic electron microscopy
for 18-22 and upwards,
Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1209 views
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Born in Lithuania, Aaron Klug, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1982, tells us about his early life and education growing up in Durban, South Africa. He developed an early interest in physiology and anatomy but did not find his teacher very inspiring and ga....

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Five Decades of Lasers Lindau-Nobel John Hall Physics 2012 00:31:00

Five Decades of Lasers, Six Decades of Progress, and a Proposed Space Experiment to test Einstein’s Assumptions

by John Hall
Five Decades of Lasers, Six Decades of Progress, and a Proposed Space Experiment to test Einstein’s Assumptions
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 649 views
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Even though this is the 51st year of the Laser, progress in its control and application in precision measurements is still accelerating.  The Optical Frequency Comb technology exploded in 1999-2000 from the synthesis of advances in independent field....

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dalal 00:35:00

Free Radicals in Chemistry and Life

by Naresh Dalal
Free Radicals in Chemistry and Life
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 912 views
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Marshall 00:44:00

FT-ICR. The Key to Unlocking Nature’s Isotopic Zoo

by Alan Marshall
FT-ICR. The Key to Unlocking Nature’s Isotopic Zoo
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 1140 views
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Alan G. Marshall, Florida State University's 2006-2007 Lawton Professor, will speak on 'Reading Chemical 'Fine Print': The Key to Unlocking Nature's Isotopic Zoo' as he delivers the Tenth Annual Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Lecture.'Natur....

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Lopez v 00:12:00

Fuel cells and their efficiency

by Victoria Lopez
Fuel cells and their efficiency
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 780 views
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An examination of the usefulness of fuel cells

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Pati 00:07:00

Fun growing new materials and exploring their properties and applications

by Mekhala Pati
Fun growing new materials and exploring their properties and applications
for 18-22 and upwards,
Postgraduate presentations | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 822 views
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We have synthesized different alkali metal peroxychromates and K3NbO8 doped with K3CrO8crystals based on rare oxidation state of Chromium (V).We have studied their spectroscopic properties using EPR and pulsed EPR. Coherent spin manipulation on Cr+5 ....

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Global Warming 00:30:00

Global Warming Revisited

by Ivar Giaever
Global Warming Revisited
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 511 views
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Because of the following statement from the American Physical Society: “The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth's physical and ecological systems, s....

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9 Infections in the Etiology of Human Cancers - Lindau-Nobel - Harald Zur Hausen - Medicine 2011 00:31:00

Infections in the Etiology of Human Cancers

by Harald Zur Hausen
Infections in the Etiology of Human Cancers
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 768 views
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During the past century a number of chemical and physical risk factors for human cancers have been identified. Only relatively recently, mainly during the past 30 years, infectious agents have been identified as important human carcinogens. Besides....

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It's magnetic resonance -- but not as you know it 00:59:00

It’s magnetic resonance – but not as you know it

by Lynn Gladden
It’s magnetic resonance – but not as you know it
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 582 views
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is routinely used in hospitals to image internal structure and blood flow within the human body. Research has shown that it is possible to harness these techniques to study non-biological systems, with many applicatio....

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slide_0001_full 00:20:00

Material Characterization: It Takes A Lot of Tools to Solve the Problem

by Jonathan Howard Christian
Material Characterization: It Takes A Lot of Tools to Solve the Problem
for 22 and upwards,
Postgraduate presentations | 22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 1691 views
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Jonathan Christian discusses what it means to be a material/physical chemist. He shows how a physical chemist characterizes materials using his research into Chromium 3+ polyoxometalates.

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molecular spectroscopy 00:05:00

Microwave + Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Thiacarbonyls, Phospha-alkenes and -alkynes, Boron Sulphides C=S, C=P, B=S, etc.

by Harry Kroto
Microwave + Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Thiacarbonyls, Phospha-alkenes and -alkynes, Boron Sulphides C=S, C=P, B=S, etc.
for 14-18 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-18 and upwards | 4 years ago | 4830 views
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NCNCS 00:04:00

Microwave Spectrum of NCNCS: A Quasilinear Molecule with a Monodromy Point

by Harry Kroto
Microwave Spectrum of NCNCS: A Quasilinear Molecule with a Monodromy Point
for 14-18 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-18 and upwards | 4 years ago | 850 views
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Dr. Kroto analyzes the microwave spectrum of NCNCS

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microwave and photoelectron 00:04:00

Molecular Spectroscopy: Rotational, Vibrational, Electronic All on One Sheet: My ABCÉ System

by Harry Kroto
Molecular Spectroscopy: Rotational, Vibrational, Electronic All on One Sheet: My ABCÉ System
for 14-18 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-18 and upwards | 4 years ago | 1074 views
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Dr. Kroto describes his ABC system for spectroscopy, a systematic method that can be applied to vibrational, rotational, and electronic spectrocopies

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Dhar 00:09:00

Motion at Interfaces

by Prajnaparamita Dhar
Motion at Interfaces
for 14-19 and upwards,
Postgraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 840 views
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This talk is aimed primarily at young children and expresses my enthusiasm and my love for science. Its an attempt at expressing that Science is fun. I talk about some of the experiments done as part of my graduate work. Strategies for achieving guid....

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Owen 00:15:00

Multi-field problems involving multi-fracturing solids.

by David Owen
Multi-field problems involving multi-fracturing solids.
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 723 views
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For many problems involving multi-fracturing solids and/or particulate media, the system response is governed by the presence of an additional phase, either gaseous, liquid or both, or by the need to consider other physical phenomena, such as thermal....

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Iijima 00:59:00

Nanotubes: The Materials of the 21st Century

by Sumio Iijima
Nanotubes: The Materials of the 21st Century
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 715 views
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Carbon nanotubes, some 1000 times smaller than conventional carbon fibers, have tensile strengths 100x that of steel and conduct electricity like metals. They promise a revolution in structural and electrical engineering.

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Natural Selection and the Future of Life - Lindau Nobel - Christian de Duve - Medicine 2010 00:42:00

Natural Selection and the Future of Life

by Christian de DuvŽ
Natural Selection and the Future of Life
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 1041 views
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In his lecture Professor Christian Rene de DuvŽ gives a rough overview on the history of life starting about 3.5 billion years ago with the first cells up to the appearance of the first primates 70 million years ago, and he states that all organisms....

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NMR in Biology, Chemistry and Medicine 00:26:00

NMR in Biology, Chemistry and Medicine

by Kurt Wurthrich
NMR in Biology, Chemistry and Medicine
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 713 views
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For the discovery of the physics phenomenon of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Felix Bloch and Edward Purcell were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1952. NMR has then been used in a wide range of fundamental studies in physics, and in the 1960....

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Garrett 00:58:00

On the Air

by Michael Garrett
On the Air
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 783 views
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Michael Garrett discusses the physical properties of gases and demonstrates how air is liquefied. Liquefied gases are a key resource for survival with an amazing range of applications and there are now few industries which are not in some way depende....

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greg 00:30:00

Part 1: Selective Microwave Heating Design and Theory

by Gregory Dudley
Part 1: Selective Microwave Heating Design and Theory
for 18-22 and upwards22 and upwards,
LecturesPostgraduate presentations | 18-22 and upwards22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 1514 views
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In part one of this three part series, FSU chemist Dr. Gregory Dudley, puts forth the controversy that surrounds microwave chemistry research, he outlines physical theory of microwave chemistry, and discusses the research teams central design hypothe....

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Physical perspective 00:25:00

Physical perspective on cytoplasmic streaming

by Ray Goldstein
Physical perspective on cytoplasmic streaming
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 624 views
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Professor Ray Goldstein FRS is the Schlumberger Professor of Complex Physical Systems at the University of Cambridge. Here he describes a biological example of topological inversion, with relevance to engineering problems in human technology.

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Powering the Future Lindau-Nobel Robert Laughlin Physics 2012 00:30:00

Powering the Future

by Robert Laughlin
Powering the Future
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 796 views
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Some seeds of what to do in the climate/energy controversy are contained in what will be.  In this talk I shall ask everyone to jump over contemporary politics and make a mental journey to a time, several centuries from now, when nobody uses carbon-....

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Nocera 2 00:52:00

Powering the Planet

by Dan Nocera
Powering the Planet
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 919 views
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Dan Nocera of MIT gives a review of the world's current power demand and projects it forward to 2030. By using readily available data he shows that providing the increase needed is remarkably difficult given the need to restrict the production of ca....

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Rao 00:35:00

Ram Rao

by Ram Rao
Ram Rao
for 18-22 and upwards,
Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1197 views
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Prof. C.N.R. Rao was born and brought up in Bangalore, India where he developed his interest in science. He studied for his Ph.D at Purdue University in the US but returned to India to continue his career. He has had numerous visiting positions abroa....

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Dougherty R 2 00:31:00

Resistivity – A New Look

by Ralph Dougherty
Resistivity – A New Look
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 804 views
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The importance of electron orbital angular momentum in the processes that contribute to resistivity.

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Ernst 00:56:00

Richard Ernst

by Richard Ernst
Richard Ernst
for 14-19 and upwards,
Interviews | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 835 views
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Nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr), a powerful technique for determining molecular structure, has totally revolutionised chemistry. From its inception half a century ago, its potential as an analytical tool for identifying compounds was clear, albeit l....

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Marcus 00:07:00

Rudolph A. Marcus

by Rudolph Marcus
Rudolph A. Marcus
for 14-19 and upwards,
Interviews | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1028 views
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Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1992 'for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems'. We ask Marcus to explain how he works and he replies that he draws pictures in order to visualize problems. On relig....

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invisible 00:10:00

Secret Science – Invisible Ink

by Steve Acquah
Secret Science – Invisible Ink
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1088 views
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An introduction to acids and bases using simple kitchen equipment and some 'invisible ink'.

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Gold 2 00:10:00

Solar power technology and recent research

by Brian Gold
Solar power technology and recent research
for 14-19 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 985 views
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Solar power technology and recent research

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Murrell states 1 00:29:00

States of Matter

by John Murrell
States of Matter
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 845 views
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John Murrell discusses the basic physical principles relating to the gaseous, liquid and solid states with the aid of models and demonstrations. Attention is drawn to phase changes and subtle features involving intermediate phases such as liquid crys....

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Structural Biology - Lindau-Nobel - Robert Huber - Medicine 2014 00:33:00

Structural Biology and its Translation into Practice and Business: My Experience

by Robert Huber
Structural Biology and its Translation into Practice and Business: My Experience
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 794 views
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As a student in the early 1960s, I had the privilege to attend winter seminars organized by my mentor, W. Hoppe, and by M. Perutz, which took place in a small guesthouse in the Bavarian-Austrian Alps. The entire community of a handful of protein cry....

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Bucur 00:09:00

Swelling and Doping of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers and Application

by Claudiu B Bucur
Swelling and Doping of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers and Application
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1265 views
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Thin polymer films are doped with electrolytes to produce novel effects.

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Steinbock 01:07:00

Systems Chemistry: How can reactions shape the macroscopic world?

by Oliver Steinbock
Systems Chemistry: How can reactions shape the macroscopic world?
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 878 views
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Abstract: 21st century chemistry is slowly expanding its concepts into the realm of supermolecular phenomena. However, few tools exist for explaining, creating and controlling complex macroscopic structures and dynamics. In this talk, I discuss our....

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The Big Challenges - Lindau-Nobel - Geradus t'Hooft - Physics 2010 00:32:00

The Big Challenges

by Gerardus t'Hooft
The Big Challenges
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 571 views
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During the entire 20th century, physical sciences have advanced to such a degree that we can extrapolate how they can be applied, even in a fairly distant future.  Even if we leave open the (likely) possibility of spectacular new discoveries and inv....

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The Development of Particle Physics - Lindau-Nobel - Martinus Veltman - Physics 2010 00:43:00

The Development of Particle Physics

by Martinus Veltman
The Development of Particle Physics
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 656 views
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Particle physics mainly developed after World War II. It has its roots in the first half of the previous century, when it became clear that all matter is made up from atoms, and the atoms in turn were found to contain a nucleus surrounded by electro....

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How Advances - L-N - Osheroff - P 2008 00:30:00

The Development of Particle Physics

by Martinus Veltman
The Development of Particle Physics
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 784 views
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Particle physics mainly developed after World War II. It has its roots in the first half of the previous century, when it became clear that all matter is made up from atoms, and the atoms in turn were found to contain a nucleus surrounded by electro....

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