Making transparent wood 0 (0)

From NileRed. Check out http://KiwiCo.com/NileRed for 50% off your first month of ANY crate! ——————————————- A few years ago I tried making transparent wood and it kind of worked. The pieces that I made were somewhat okay, but I was never really happy with the result. I finally decided to try it again though! Nile…

I still can’t believe that Epsom Salt is mostly water 0 (0)

From NileRed. Start your 30-day Audible trial and get your free audiobook by going to https://www.audible.com/nilered or by texting NILERED to 500500. ——————————————- Giveaway: https://gleam.io/hAG82/bath-salt-water-giveaway By weight, Epsom Salt is actually 53% water and this is something that has always blown my mind. It just felt way too much to be possible and I’ve finally…

Making superconductors 0 (0)

From NileRed. Go to https://expressvpn.com/nilered and find out how you can get 3 months free. ——————————————- A few years ago, I saw a video about superconductors and it looked like anti-gravity magic. So, I decided to try and make some superconductors myself and to see if I could re-create the effect myself. In particular, I’ll…

Making aerogel 0 (0)

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 Nile talks about lab safety: https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA ——————————————- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nilered…

Making uranium glass 0 (0)

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 toilet paper moonshine 0 (0)

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…

Making my favorite liquid carcinogen 0 (0)

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 Nile talks about lab safety: https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA ——————————————- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nilered Youtube Membership: https://www.youtube.com/c/nilered/join NileRed Merch Store (NileRed Pin…

The microwave plasma mystery 0 (0)

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…

Making ferrofluid from scratch 0 (0)

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…

Can you actually smell metal? 0 (0)

From NileRed. If metal has no odor and you can’t smell it, then what are we smelling? 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 to try making pure 1-octen-3-one myself…