Is the Periodic Table Upside Down?

From Periodic Videos. Featuring Professor Martyn Poliakoff from The University of Nottingham. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ The Nature Chemistry paper being discussed is here: https://rdcu.be/bvAnS Support us on Patreon (and have your name on our table): https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos Some extra footage from this interview is available to Patrons – see here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37882273…

Surprise Signature – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. The Professor is surprised to find TWO Ernest Rutherford signatures in a book on his shelves. Check Objectivity at: http://bit.ly/Objectivity More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Patrons can download hi-res images of the signature and periodic table here (thanks for your support, everyone): https://www.patreon.com/posts/37472419 Ernest Rutherford’s potato masher: https://youtu.be/CGgeBifpvBw Rutherfordium:…

Nuclear Landmines and Chickens – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. The Professor with a tale to tell – and lessons learned about chickens and Project Blue Peacock. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Gallium Video: https://youtu.be/N6ccRvKKwZQ Videos on all the elements: http://bit.ly/118elements The Professor speaks in France and Russia: https://youtu.be/sK7i1c0QGsU Featuring Professor Martyn Poliakoff. Chicken animation by Pete McPartlan. With…

Coronavirus Drugs: Where Are We and What’s Next?

From Reactions. Antiviral drugs could help us fight the new coronavirus, but we don’t currently have a highly potent and effective antiviral that cures COVID-19. Why not? We called a few virologists to find out. You might also like: Gilead’s remdesivir gets emergency use authorization based on preliminary data in COVID-19 https://cen.acs.org/pharmaceuticals/drug-development/Data-remdesivir-clinical-trial-offer/98/i17 Cell studies suggest…

Could the Polio Vaccine Save the World (…Again)

From Reactions. The COVID-19 pandemic has scientists considering a few less-conventional options while vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are being developed. One option might be the oral #polio #vaccine. We chatted with one of the researchers proposing the idea—Dr. Robert Gallo—to understand why a vaccine that hasn’t been used in the US for two decades might provide…

Accidents and Regrets (and chocolate biscuits)

From Periodic Videos. The third of our 2020 Q&A series. See the trilogy at: https://bit.ly/ProfQandA More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Chemistry computer game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cylNiU0mmHg The Prof is knighted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilt0xvYnNXU Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideos And on Twitter at http://twitter.com/periodicvideos From the School…

The Professor’s Car and Watch (Q&A with The Prof)

From Periodic Videos. More viewer questions answered by The Prof… See more here: https://bit.ly/ProfQandA More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Some clips you saw in this video were (in order of appearance)… Ammonia Fountain: https://youtu.be/NO7V6TMQuBs Hot Charcoal in LOX: https://youtu.be/y7uCBWkrAXo Touch Powder: https://youtu.be/JME_He6PH4M Hydrogen Explosions: https://youtu.be/z7-8gxAXXbU Burning Ping Pong Balls: https://youtu.be/yTN-5nfvTJ0 Accidental Reaction:…

Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What’s Next?

From Reactions. You might have heard that vaccine trials are currently underway in Seattle. What exactly is being tested? How much longer will these tests take? And when can we expect a vaccine against the novel coronavirus? We chat with Dr. Benjamin Neuman, one of the world’s experts on coronavirus, and Daniel Wrapp, one of…

Making aerogel

From NileRed. Go to https://buyraycon.com/NileRed for 15% off your order! Brought to you by Raycon. ——————————————- It has taken many months, but I was finally able to make a decent aerogel! Procedure resources: https://www.aerogel.org and https://bit.ly/g4gsf2s Veritasium video: https://youtu.be/AeJ9q45PfD0 Applied Science video: https://youtu.be/X24np30GS2o NileBlue video: https://youtu.be/JslxPjrMzqY ——————————————- Merch store (NileRed Pin & Stickers): https://store.dftba.com/collections/nilered NileRed…

Can Soap REALLY “Kill” the Coronavirus?

From Reactions. Constantly being told to wash your hands? Us too. So we’re diving into the chemistry behind why soap is so effective against viruses like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Find us on all these places: Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producer: Andrew Sobey Writer/Host:…

Indium (extra bit) – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. A little bit extra from our main video at: https://youtu.be/TviX7V-ay5I Special thanks to the Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/h2E130qpmJD More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideos And on Twitter at http://twitter.com/periodicvideos From the School of Chemistry at…

Cheese and Climate Change (Q&A with The Prof)

From Periodic Videos. Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff answers some viewer questions. See more here: https://bit.ly/ProfQandA More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Amazon links Primo Levi, The Periodic Table: https://amzn.to/2vqcsTG Owen Matthews, Black Sun: https://amzn.to/2VETCTp Stephen Poliakoff box set: https://amzn.to/38gy0z9 The Professor’s chromium trioxide failure and alarm: https://youtu.be/_HvYJQ5Bofk The Prof’s school visit: https://youtu.be/M8YzIa6Amuc Support…

Making uranium glass

From NileRed. Visit https://Brilliant.org/NileRed to get 20% off a year of Brilliant Premium! ——————————————- WARNING: Working with uranium and radioactive material is dangerous, and this video is for entertainment/educational purposes only. Please don’t try and repeat what you see. Also, when the project is done, the waste needs to be dealt with and handled properly.…

Making Acid Rain (INDOORS) – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. Check out our Acid Rain demonstration. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Featuring Sir Martyn Poliakoff and Neil Barnes from the University of Nottingham. Rain drops on Sixty Symbols: https://youtu.be/zpz1NewULzo Cheeseburger in Acid: https://youtu.be/NddZ5ftQb0Q Archive footage courtesy of AP Archive – http://www.aparchive.com/ More chemistry at…

Going Dark

From Reactions. We won’t be releasing any new videos in January and February. Why? We’ll be working hard to develop new content we hope you’ll love. But fear not! We’ll still be posting on social media and in the community tab, so give us a follow to stay up to date. We’re psyched to bring…

Arsenic (new) – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. A brand new video on the element Arsenic. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Featuring Sir Martyn Poliakoff and Neil Barnes. Arsenic life: https://youtu.be/rQ8jHM8QhU8 With thanks to the AP Archive. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideos And on Twitter at http://twitter.com/periodicvideos…

You Died. Now What? Here’s 11 Things You Could Do With Your Dead Body

From Reactions. After you die, your body has quite a few options –– from being turned into a diamond to helping solve a murder. This week, let us break down the possibilities so you can rest easy. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: What Happens When You’re About to…

Could The Dip Really Kill a Toon? and Other Cartoon Chem (ft. SpongeBob, Popeye, & more)

From Reactions. Are bananas actually that slippery? Could spinach give you superhuman strength? And what the heck is Toon Acid? This week, watch some cartoons alongside our writer and host, Sam Jones, and learn whether their chemistry checks out. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: The Chemistry of Love…

Yule Log Chemistry Trivia – 4 Hours of Cozy Fireplace for Your Nerdy Holiday Parties

From Reactions. Ready to kick back and relax by the fire this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. Enjoy our chemistry-themed yule log trivia with a cup of hot cocoa at home, in the background at work, or at this year’s annual ugly sweater party. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might…

We Boiled Potatoes in Acid Then Roasted Them… Here’s What Happened

From Reactions. In the mood for more food science? Check out PBS Digital Studios’ newest show–Serving Up Science! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClJ8BxAuS5hDlTnlZoDPV5w Making delicious roasted potatoes is all about finding the right texture and consistency. Here at Reactions, we were inspired to give it a go after seeing J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s delicious recipe on Serious Eats. Today we’ll…

Making toilet paper moonshine

From NileRed. **Major correction: I wrongly and repeatedly referred to T. Reesei as being a yeast, when it is actually another type of fungus. Yeast is also a type of fungus, so my comments about reaction conditions remain true, but it is incorrect to call T. Reesei a yeast. Or to say that the cellulase…

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry – Lithium Ion Batteries

From Periodic Videos. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for work on Lithium Ion Batteries by Akira Yoshino, M. Stanley Whittingham, and John B. Goodenough. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ See our Chemistry Nobel Prize Playlist: http://bit.ly/periodicnobel Lithium Video: https://youtu.be/LfS10ArXTBA Lithium in 7Up: https://youtu.be/ofNN1b7xzFw This video features Darren Walsh, Martyn…

Making my favorite liquid carcinogen

From NileRed. In this video, I make one of my favorite chemicals, which is a nice and carcinogenic chromium-based liquid. Cleanup video: https://youtu.be/b6R2sTjtUFs Sulfuric acid video: https://youtu.be/4DUGRWjdNLI My old chromyl chloride video: https://youtu.be/a0-LwnmW694 Doug’s lab (reference video): https://youtu.be/legoRGAXNP8 ——————————————– Merch store (NileRed Pin & Stickers): https://store.dftba.com/collections/nilered NileRed website (Glassware & Beaker Mugs): https://nile.red Nile talks…

The microwave plasma mystery

From NileRed. Sometime last year, I got really interested in microwave plasma, which can be made from a lot of things like lit matches, aluminum foil or just some grapes. However, when I went searching for more info about it, I really couldn’t find much of anything. There was also no explanation as to why…

Amazing Molybdenum

From Periodic Videos. Previous wire video: https://youtu.be/kexteGM2V2s Signup for your FREE trial to The Great Courses Plus here: http://ow.ly/yWXs302du5V (sponsor) More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Download unduloid microscope images and more here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/28806306 Featuring Neil Barnes and Martyn Polikaoff. Film by Brady Haran. Discuss this episode on Brady’s subreddit: https://redd.it/cke82v Also thanks…

Making ferrofluid from scratch

From NileRed. Back in October, I tried making ferrofluid but I kept failing and I ended up giving up for a while. Months later though, I got inspired, and I spent an insane amount of time researching ferrofluid and trying to make it. It was a very messy and sometimes frustrating process, but I was…

Who REALLY invented the periodic table?

From Periodic Videos. Go to https://wix.com/go/PeriodicVideos to start your own website. Check our website at https://www.periodicvideos.net/ More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Our guest was Peter Wothers from the University of Cambridge: https://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/person/pdw12 Discussing the likes of Dmitri Mendeleev, William Odling, Alexandre-Emile Béguyer de Chancourtois, John Newlands, Julius Lothar Meyer, and Gustavus Hinrichs.…

Exploding Wires

From Periodic Videos. Putting electrical current through wires made from different metals. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Featuring Senior Technician Neil Barnes and Professor Martyn Poliakoff A video on every element: http://bit.ly/118elements Discuss this video on Brady’s subreddit: https://redd.it/br91u9 Some papers on exploding wires… https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5249160 https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/1.3051737 Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More…

You can’t smell metal

From NileRed. Pick up a shirt! https://www.bonfire.com/nilered/ ————————————————— Metal has no odor and you can’t smell it. But what are we smelling then? It turns out that it’s mostly a chemical called 1-octen-3-one, which is generated when your skin oils react with metal that you’ve touched. I thought this was really interesting, and I decided…

Making raspberry perfume

From NileRed. In this video, I get a bit back into making compounds with odors and scents. I chose to go with Raspberry Ketone, because I thought it was an interesting molecule and the synthesis seemed fun. However, in the future, I think I’m going to venture into the territory of nasty smelling compounds. For…

Turning liquid mercury into a weird sponge

From NileRed. https://teespring.com/nilered My friends Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/ray.uppal/ —————————————- In this video, I continue my amalgam series and I attempt to make the so-called ammonium amalgam. This was done by combining an ammonium salt with sodium amalgam that I made in a previous video. Link to 1865 paper: https://goo.gl/3NVehp Sodium amalgam video: https://youtu.be/SoOyaDWIoMA ——————————– Merch…

Sodium and Mercury

From NileRed. Go to https://NordVPN.com/nilered and or use code NILERED to to get 75% off a 3 year plan. Protect yourself online today! ———————————————- This is the first official video in my new amalgam series, where I try and combine as many different metals as possible with mercury. For this video, I’ll be making the…