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What Makes Blue-Green Algae Dangerous?—Speaking of Chemistry

What Makes Blue-Green Algae Dangerous?—Speaking of Chemistry

Pond scum, blue-green algae, cyanobacteria. You’ve probably seen this pesky, greenish stuff floating on lakes and ponds. It’s usually just a nuisance, but it can release all sorts of deadly poisons into the environment. A small amount of cyanobacteria isn’t necessarily anything to worry about, but when conditions are right, the bacteria reproduce uncontrollably into …

Canada’s Toxic Chemical Valley (Full Length)

Canada’s Toxic Chemical Valley (Full Length)

PATRICK MCGUIRE: This is the First Nation of Aamjiwnaang’s burial ground. These people have been here for hundreds of years. And about 70 years ago, they got some great new neighbors. This is the Chemical Valley. The first thing you notice when you visit Sarnia, Ontario, is the smell. Imagine a mixture of gasoline, melting …

The puzzling colors of climate change

The puzzling colors of climate change

Every time you take a breath, you inhale millions of tiny bits of material called aerosols. They’re basically just solids and liquids that are floating around in the air. Like smoke, smog, and even clouds. And there’s so many of these aerosols in the atmosphere that they significantly impact global climate change. Almost as much …

Science and Biomedical Science at Deakin

Science and Biomedical Science at Deakin

When I finished high school and I started browsing all universities The Bachelor of Science at Deakin really offered me many choices. So now I’m majoring in chemistry and human biology. Studying at Burwood is really awesome. Lots of really modern facilities are available to us. So you’ve got all the labs in building M …

Detect Hydrogen with a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Detect Hydrogen with a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Warning: Hydrogen is a flammable gas. Sodium bisulfate is corrosive, wear gloves when handling it. Additionally, safety alarms are very loud by design. Wear hearing protection when performing this experiment. Greetings fellow nerds. Detectors for carbon monoxide as well as natural gas like this one have become increasingly popular to warn against such gases. They’re …

Greenhouse Gases- Montgomery Blair High School Chemistry

Greenhouse Gases- Montgomery Blair High School Chemistry

(boop) (boop) (boop) (boop) (boop) (boop) (boop) (boop) (beep) (crackling) (music) Since the dawn of time organisms have roamed our earth in the nineteenth century, large industries and factories began to dominate our cities Inventions like Autocars, locomotives, and aeroplanes were popularized Mother Earth soon became polluted This is why we at Montgomery Blair high …