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From antibiotic resistance to Roaring Twenties poisonings to body farms, you can find chemistry—and a good story—anywhere. Every month writer and host, Sam Jones, PhD, takes on a chemistry tale you didn't know you needed to know.

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From antibiotic resistance to Roaring Twenties poisonings to body farms, you can find chemistry—and a good story—anywhere. Every month writer and host, Sam Jones, PhD, takes on a chemistry tale you didn't know you needed to know.

    The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 | Orbitals 409

    The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 | Orbitals 409

    When you hear the word “molasses” you probably imagine super slow-moving, brown-colored sweet stuff that you add to a cookie recipe. And that is what molasses usually looks like, but under certain conditions and in large enough quantities, molasses can be dangerous. Just over a century ago, the North End of Boston learned just *how* dangerous. 

    Featuring Alex Dainis, PhD and Nicole Sharp, PhD

    • 12分
    🧪 Solutions 109 | No 5G Without Chemistry

    🧪 Solutions 109 | No 5G Without Chemistry

    5G is coming… but can your phone handle it? Surprisingly, a lot of that comes down to the chemistry inside! Let’s crack open your phone to figure out how chemistry is making it smaller, faster, and a little more sticky! 

    Solutions is made with funding and featuring scientists from 3M, Ascend Performance Materials, Baker Hughes, BASF, Dow, DuPont, Procter & Gamble, PPG, Royal DSM, SABIC, Solvay, and W. L. Gore & Associates, none of whom influenced any editorial decisions.

    • 14分
    Sweat: The Taboo Fluid That Keeps Us Alive | Orbitals 408

    Sweat: The Taboo Fluid That Keeps Us Alive | Orbitals 408

    Sweat is this thing that many of us seem to loathe, but also pay a lot of money to do while being yelled at by professionals. So what is sweat? And why do we do it? And why are we often so embarrassed by it? This episode features writer Sarah Everts, who recently wrote a book called The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration.

    • 17分
    🧪 Solutions 108 | Antiviral Fabric: From Less-Smelly Socks to Life-Saving Masks

    🧪 Solutions 108 | Antiviral Fabric: From Less-Smelly Socks to Life-Saving Masks

    A team of researchers making workout gear that never stinks realized that their invention could actually have a bigger impact fighting a global pandemic. It all starts with a fabric found in your closet and a common mineral in your breakfast cereal.

    Solutions is made with funding and featuring scientists from 3M, Ascend Performance Materials, Baker Hughes, BASF, Dow, DuPont, Procter & Gamble, PPG, Royal DSM, SABIC, Solvay, and W. L. Gore & Associates, none of whom influenced any editorial decisions.

    • 14分
    It's Raining PLASTIC?! | Orbitals 407

    It's Raining PLASTIC?! | Orbitals 407

    In 2020, researchers discovered that more than 1,000 tons of plastic—that’s over 100 million plastic water bottles worth—rains down on National Parks and wilderness in the western U.S. every year. How is that possible?

    This week's episode features microplastics researcher Imari Walker. Check out her YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoiqwAaGW6-xANs3XOCO_Pg 

    • 15分
    🧪 Solutions 107 | How Wood is Making Sunscreen More Effective

    🧪 Solutions 107 | How Wood is Making Sunscreen More Effective

    Many of us slather sunscreen on in the summer to keep sunburns at bay. But new materials can improve sunscreens without adding more of the sticky, greasy compounds we all hate. The surprising origin of those new ingredients? Wood! 

    Solutions is made with funding and featuring scientists from 3M, Ascend Performance Materials, Baker Hughes, BASF, Dow, DuPont, Procter & Gamble, PPG, Royal DSM, SABIC, Solvay, and W. L. Gore & Associates, none of whom influenced any editorial decisions.

    • 16分

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