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RS Sumner 00:43:00

‘How should a chemist understand brewing?’ Beer and theory around 1800

by James Sumner
‘How should a chemist understand brewing?’ Beer and theory around 1800
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 999 views
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Eighteenth-century chemists could gain useful income and patronage as advisors to industry – and some of the wealthiest and most influential industrialists were brewers. Making chemical knowledge credible to this audience, however, was not always e....

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Berners-Lee 00:42:00

Future hopes for the Web

by Tim Berners-Lee
Future hopes for the Web
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 640 views
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Incendiary science: fireworks at the Royal Society 01:01:00

Incendiary science: fireworks at the Royal Society

by Simon Werrett
Incendiary science: fireworks at the Royal Society
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 289 views
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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, fireworks offered some intriguing possibilities for scientific research among the experimental philosophers of the Royal Society. What was the nature of fire? How did combustion work? Why did gunpowder exp....

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Is Chemistry so difficult? 01:05:00

Is chemistry really so difficult?

by Andrea Sella
Is chemistry really so difficult?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 2 years ago | 342 views
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Chemistry has progressed in a way few outsiders appreciate. It underpins many other sciences; from genomics and molecular biology, food and sports science, through to cosmology and planetary science. Why hasn't the public impression of chemistry evol....

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Making the tiniest machines 00:59:00

Making the tiniest machines

by David Leigh
Making the tiniest machines
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 502 views
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Over the past few years some of the first examples of synthetic molecular level machines and motors Ñ all be they primitive by biological standards Ñhave been developed. These molecules respond to light, chemical and electrical stimuli, inducing mo....

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Dobson 00:23:00

Nanoscience: what is likely in the next 5 years?

by Peter Dobson
Nanoscience: what is likely in the next 5 years?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 699 views
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Five years ago this summer (in 1999), the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering issued a report on Nanoscience and nanotechnologies: opportunities and uncertainties. The report had been commissioned by the Government, and has been widely....

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MWSnap275 01:05:00

The Lilliput laboratory: chemistry & biology on the small scale

by Andrew de Mello
The Lilliput laboratory: chemistry & biology on the small scale
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 10539 views
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In 1959, Richard Feynman proposed a variety of new nano-tools including the concept of atom by atom' fabrication. In the intervening decades, many of these predictions have become reality. Andrew de Mello assesses the current impact of lab-on-a-chip ....

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RS LIddle 00:26:00

The wonders of chemistry

by Steve Liddle
The wonders of chemistry
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 773 views
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Chemistry is central to everything you do in your life. So much so, that we take it for granted and often forget about it. This talk, through a series of short demonstrations aims to convey the major themes that underpin the wonder of chemistry.

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