Last update: 2013-01-09

‪ Bytesize‬ ‪Science‬: ‪Inside DayGlo: The World's Most Colorful Factory‬

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2013-01-09 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


‪ Bytesize‬ ‪Science‬: ‪The Chemistry of Snowflakes‬

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2012-12-19 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


‪ ChemMatters: The Science Behind Calories and Nutrition Facts Labels‬

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2012-12-12 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


‪ Bytesize Science‬ - ‪A Brief History of Photography: Innovations in Chemistry‬

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2012-11-14 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


‪ Bytesize Science‬ - ‪Super-Small "Microsubmarines" Could Help Clean Up Oil Spills‬

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2012-11-07 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


‪ Bytesize Science‬ - ‪Nanotechnology Today‬: ‪Fuel Cells, Buckyballs and Carbon Nanotubes‬

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2012-10-03 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


ChemMatters Video Episode 10 - ChemMatters - Graphene: The Next Wonder Material?

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2012-10-03 :: ChemMatters Length: 5s


Bytesize Science - Chemiluminescence: How Glow Sticks Work

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2012-08-29 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


Bytesize Science - Chemistry On Mars: The Curiosity Rover's Mission to Uncover Martian Habitability

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2012-08-01 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


Bytesize Science - ‪Inside the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad ‬

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2012-08-01 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


Bytesize Science - How Sunless Tanner Works: Tan-In-A-Can Chemistry

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2012-07-12 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


Bytesize Science - Repelling the Rays: The Chemistry of Sunscreen

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2012-06-18 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


Bytesize Science - Without a scratch: Self-healing materials

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2012-06-06 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


Bytesize Science - The Electronic Nose: Sniffing Out the Dangerous Stuff to Keep Our Noses Safe

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2012-05-09 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


Bytesize Science - The Periodic Table Table Featuring Theo Gray

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2012-02-22 :: ChemMatters Length: 5s


ChemMatters Video Episode 9 - Digestion: The Incredible Disassembly Line

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2012-02-10 :: ChemMatters Length: 5s


Bytesize Science - Super Bowl Sunday Science: The Chemistry of Cheese

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2012-02-01 :: ChemMatters Length: 4s


Bytesize Science - Phytochemicals: Why You Should Eat A Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies

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2012-01-23 :: Bytesize Science Length: 2s


Bytesize Science - A Bytesize Science Demo: Elephant's Toothpaste

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2012-01-09 :: Bytesize Science


Instyler Rotating Iron

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2011-12-12 Length: 1m 7s

The Instyler rotating iron is the greatest advance in hair care products. The Instyler iron offers unparalleled efficiency & diverse hair styling possibilities. Through the Instyler iron an individual is able to perform straightening & curling functions without subjecting their hair to the high temperatures typically dealt out by conventional irons. The ability to complete varied hair care tasks by means of a single curling iron whilst safeguarding the hair from extreme and damaging high temperature is a noteworthy advantage which accompanies the Instyler iron.


Bytesize Science - Thanksgiving Chemistry: Tryptophan

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2011-11-18 :: Bytesize Science Length: 2s


ChemMatters Video Episode 8: The Chemistry of Acne

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2011-10-07 :: ChemMatters Length: 3s


ChemMatters Video Episode 7: The Chemistry of Bad Breath

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2011-10-07 :: ChemMatters Length: 3s


Bytesize Science Episode 12: Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

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2011-09-26 :: Bytesize Science Length: 2s


Bytesize Science Episode 11: This Bites! What's the Lowdown On Malaria

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2011-09-02 :: Bytesize Science Length: 1s


Bytesize Science Presents: ‪The Chemistry of Ice Cream‬

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2011-09-02 :: Bytesize Science Length: 2s


Bytesize Science Episode 10: ‪This BITES! What's the Deal With Deet?‬

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2011-09-02 :: Bytesize Science Length: 1s


Bytesize Science Presents: How to make cotton candy

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2011-09-02 :: Bytesize Science Length: 1s


ChemMatters Video - Episode 6: Is that “priceless” painting the real deal or a cheap fake?

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2011-04-25 :: ChemMatters Length: 7s


ChemMatters - Episode 5: How Wastewater Goes From Polluted to Pure

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2011-03-07 :: ChemMatters Length: 7s


ChemMatters - Episode 4: How Do Microwaves Work?

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2011-02-16 :: ChemMatters Length: 7s


ChemMatters - Episode 3: Demystifying Magic Tricks

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2010-10-18 :: ChemMatters Length: 7s


Episode 1: Chemistry and Special FX

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2010-10-18
It’s National Chemistry Week, and we at Bytesize Science are celebrating it by rolling out the red carpet and going Hollywood; All week, we’ll be exploring how chemistry helps create some of the amazing special effects found in blockbuster films

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Episode 2: Fake Snow

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2010-10-18
Take fake snow for an example.  One of the paradoxes of fake snow is that it is better than the real thing. According to Richard Rickitt, author of Special Effects: The History and Technique, once snow is trampled, it can’t be restored, so snow shots can be repeated just once or twice, after which a movie crew needs to move to a new location.

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Episode 3: Artificial Skin

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2010-10-18
Making artificial skin is a big challenge, especially since we as humans are very familiar with how real skin wrinkles and moves, as well as how it looks with its slight translucency and flaws. Anything that is not quite right about artificial skin—such as a visible blend line at its edge—immediately tips us off and destroys the illusion.

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Episode 4: Explosions!

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2010-10-18
When it comes to explosions, flames, or other similar effects—also called pyrotechnic special effects—the problem is to create an illusion of towering fires and shattering explosions by the safest possible means. Special effects expert Joe Viskocil, who has spent nearly 40 years blowing up miniatures.

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The Chemistry of Sourdough

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2010-09-27 :: Bytesize Science Length: 7s


The Chemistry of Fireworks

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2010-06-28 :: Bytesize Science Length: 7s


The Chemistry of Barbecue

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2010-06-24 :: Bytesize Science Length: 7s


ChemMatters: Episode 2 - Plastics Go Green

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2010-04-26 :: ChemMatters Length: 7s


Earth Day Episode 6: Plants — The Hardcore Cleaning Machines!

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2010-04-26
Don’t let the Pennycress plant’s wimpy name fool you — this flowery little plant is known as a “hyperaccumulator,” which can suck up toxic amounts of heavy metals and help clean up polluted land.

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Earth Day Episode 5: Plants – the Green Machines

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2010-04-26
Learn all about the plant “machinery” behind photosynthesis, the process of how plants make their own food.

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Earth Day Episode 4: Phytoremediation

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2010-04-26
Plants are amazing cleaning machines, and scientists are using them to pull pollutants right out of the ground using a technique called phytoremediation.

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Earth Day Episode 3: Defensive Plants Make Medicine

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2010-04-26
A huge amount of plant material is produced every year when plants die or are harvested. In this podcast, we find out how scientists are using all of this plant matter to make useful biofuel.

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Earth Day Episode 2: Defensive Plants Make Medicines

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2010-04-26
A huge amount of plant material is produced every year when plants die or are harvested. In this podcast, we find out how scientists are using all of this plant matter to make useful biofuel.

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Earth Day Episode 1: Plants—The Energy-Capturing Machines

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2010-04-26
A huge amount of plant material is produced every year when plants die or are harvested. In this podcast, we find out how scientists are using all of this plant matter to make useful biofuel.

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Bytesize Video Episode 9: How a worm's natural glue could help mend broken bones

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2010-03-04 :: Bytesize Science Length: 3s


Bytesize Video Episode 8: Taking sharper aim at pesky stomach ulcer bacteria

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2010-01-06 :: Bytesize Science Length: 2s


Thanksgiving and Chemistry: What's the connection?

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2009-11-23 :: ChemMatters Length: 23s


ChemMatters: Episode 1 - Nanotechnology's Big Impact

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2009-10-26 :: ChemMatters Length: 7s


Episode 49 – Ninth grade CEO Anshul Samar, the Elementeo Kid

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2009-10-22
While many kids his age mow lawns or babysit to earn spending money, Anshul Samar tried something different. He invented a game. And not just any game. It’s called Elementeo and it’s all about the chemical elements.

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Episode 48 – Sunshine Science: Green Chemistry and Solar Energy

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2009-10-21
Did you know that Earth’s greenest and largest source of energy is 93 million miles away? You guessed it. We’re talking about the sun.

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Episode 47 – Titanium on the Cranium

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2009-10-20
Titanium doesn’t just have a cool name – its one of the most useful elements out there! It’s what makes your bikefeel so lightweight. It’s in the sunscreen that helps prevent sunburn. It’s even in fireworks – titanium makes them go boom! Find out more about this amazing element in the second podcast in our four-part series celebrating National Chemistry Week.

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Episode 46 – It’s elemental! Everything is in the Atoms Family

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2009-10-19
To celebrate National Chemistry Week, we’ll be learning about some of the most fascinating elements out there. But first, let’s start with atoms, the tiny building blocks that make up everything in the universe.

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Bytesize Video Episode 7: A new weapon in the chemical arsenal of Amazonian poison frogs

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2009-09-02 :: Bytesize Science Length: 3s


Episode 45 – New memory that can hold music and photos for a BILLION years

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2009-08-12
Scientists have created memory that can hold music, videos and photos for more than one billion years!

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Bytesize Video Episode 6: Super Buoyant - New material could make a horse float!

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2009-08-05 :: Bytesize Science Length: 3s


Episode 44 – Tales of the Trojan horse drug and the miracle dogs

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2009-07-29
Dogs are man’s — and woman’s — best friend. And in many ways, humans are also dog’s best friend. When it comes to fighting cancer, however, humans and dogs turn out be an unbeatable team.

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Episode 43 – Presto! Fast color-changing material may lead to better sunglasses

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2009-07-15
Find out how color-changing sunglasses work, and how a team of scientists in Japan have figured out a way to make sunglasses work even better.

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Episode 42 – A Colorful New Weapon in the Battle of the Bugs

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2009-06-17
New weapons in the Battle of the Bugs can be really important for soldiers fighting in areas of the world infested with the most dangerous kinds of bugs. One potential new weapon involves fluorescent feces.

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Episode 41 – Painting superbugs into a corner

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2009-06-10
Scientists have come up with a unique new paint that literally paints germs into a corner, a corner where they can’t escape.

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Bytesize Video Episode 5: Super paper stronger than cast iron

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2009-06-03 :: Bytesize Science Length: 2s


Bytesize Video Episode 4: New technology brings tiny spaceships closer to lift off

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2009-05-06 :: Bytesize Science Length: 3s


Episode 40 – New nanogenerator may charge iPods and cell phones with a wave of the hand

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2009-04-29
A team of scientists have developed technology that produces energy from simple movements. Imagine if all you had to do to charge your iPod or cell phone was to wave your hand stretch your arm or take a walk?

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Episode 38 – Clothing to crow about: Jeans of wheat and feather dresses

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2009-04-08
Imagine waking up tomorrow and throwing on some clothes made from chicken feathers. It might sound like a strange dream. But in reality, clothing made from feathers, wheat, and other renewable materials could be on store shelves in the future.

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Bytesize Video Episode 3: The secret jungles of ancient France

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2009-04-01 :: Bytesize Science Length: 3s


Bytesize Video Episode 2: The e-Nose: Scientists try to create an electronic sniffer

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2009-03-04 :: Bytesize Science Length: 3s


Episode 37 – Catching some rays with the butterfly’s solar panels

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2009-02-25
Find out what insect has it's own solar panels!

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Episode 36 – Hold that tissue: Allergy help may be on the way

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2009-02-18
German chemists have developed a way to tell people with allergies exactly what kind of pollen is in the air, instantly, and how much there is flying around. The test could help people avoid high levels of pollen that trigger allergies.

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Bytesize Video Episode 1: A recipe for the pitcher plant's chemical concoction

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2009-02-04 :: Bytesize Science Length: 3s


Episode 35 – Chemical Magic in the Mouth

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2009-01-28
It’s not a pleasant thought, but you’ve got billions of tiny critters living in your mouth. An entire ecosystem of bacteria live in there, and many of them have important roles in chewing and digestion. Now, scientists have found that bacteria in the mouth play a role in creating the distinctive flavors of certain foods.

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Episode 34 – A “smart yarn”: clothing with a brain

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2009-01-07
Sweatpants, blue jeans and T-shirts with a brain? It sounds difficult to imagine, but scientists are now working to make these unusual kinds of clothing a reality.

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A special announcement from the Bytesize Science crew

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2009-01-05 :: Bytesize Science Length: 1s


Episode 33 – Healthy make-over: Food coloring goes natural

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2008-12-17
Santa might soon leave candy canes and holiday cookies that are a little duller, but better for your health as food color manufacturers go natural. That’s because food manufacturers worldwide are increasingly turning to more natural colors in an effort to replace brightly-colored yet potentially harmful artificial colorings now used in some foods and beverages.

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Episode 32 – Tiny, paper-thin speakers pack big punch

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2008-12-08
Good quality stereo speakers are usually big, bulky and heavy, but people put up with their size to get sound with a BOOM. But now, scientists may have come up with a way to shrink speakers without sacrificing that sonic kick.

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Episode 31 – Speedy Swimsuits

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2008-10-23
Find out how chemists are speeding up swimmers with high-tech new swimwear. The final episode in our four part celebration of National Chemistry Week.

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Episode 30 – Don't Sweat It

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2008-10-22
Have you ever wondered what happens when we sweat? Or why we even sweat at all? Listen to this episode to find out! Part three of four episodes celebrating National Chemistry Week.

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Episode 29 – Go for the Gear!

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2008-10-21
Chemistry has helped improve sports gear dramatically over the years, making your favorite games faster, more exciting and much safer. Part two of four episodes celebrating National Chemistry Week.

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Episode 28 – Turf Talk

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2008-10-20
Find out how chemists have improved the stuff below every athlete’s shoes — artificial turf. Part one of four episodes celebrating National Chemistry Week.

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Episode 27 – A new cheese to yak about

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2008-07-14
In a finding that’s sure to get cheese lovers yakking, researchers in Nepal and Canada report that cheese from the milk of yaks, a big, hairy cow-like animal, may be better for you.

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Episode 26 – Fighting global warming — at the dinner table

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2008-07-07
Scientists say that eating chicken, fish or vegetables once per week in place of red meat can help the environment.

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Episode 25 – Munch-o-matic: Scientists develop the artificial mouth

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2008-06-09
For years, scientists have tried to build an electronic tongue, a robot that could taste and smell food like we do. But before machines learn to taste their food, they first need to learn how to chew it. Scientists recently designed an artificial mouth that mimics the first vital steps of human digestion -- chewing, saliva release and the initial breakdown of food.

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Episode 24 – Bacteria Vs Man! Winning the war within YOU

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2008-06-02
For almost 70 years, doctors have given people antibiotic medicines to help people defeat invading germs, or microbes. But there is a constant tug-of-war between these microscopic monsters and people.

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Episode 23 – Digging beneath the Martian surface

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2008-05-12
Earthlings are about to visit Mars again to search for traces of life. But since we can’t go in person, we are sending another robot spacecraft. Named Phoenix, the vehicle is scheduled to land on Mars on May 25 after a 420 million mile, 9-month voyage from Earth. An article on the Phoenix by Elizabeth K. Wilson appears in the May 25 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, the American Chemical Society's weekly newsmagazine.

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Episode 22 – Alligator blood puts the bite on germs

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2008-04-28
Scientists are working on ways of using gator blood to put the bite on germs that make cuts get infected and turn red and puffy with pus and pain.

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Episode 21 – Electric shocks can help plants boost production of useful chemicals

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2008-03-31
Now for some shocking news about plants: Scientists in Arizona report that exposing plants to low doses of electricity can boost levels of useful plant chemicals. Their finding could lead to cheaper and faster ways to produce useful plant-based materials such as medicines and pesticides.

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Episode 20 – The e-Nose: Scientists try to develop an electronic sniffer

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2008-03-17
For almost 25 years, chemists and other scientists have tried to build an electronic nose that can take a whiff of the air, food or other objects and say whether the odor is nasty or nice.

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Episode 19 – An egg-straordinary discovery to help kids with egg allergy

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2008-03-04
Have you ever heard someone say they have an allergy to eggs? Thousands of children and adults cannot eat that egg-straordinary food. Thankfully, chemists in Germany and Switzerland now are reporting some good news for the egg-allergic.

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Episode 18 – A Recipe for the Pitcher Plant’s Chemical Concoction

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2008-02-25
For more than 100 years, scientists have tried to discover the full chemical recipe for the pitcher plant’s digestive juices. Now two Japanese scientists have finally figured out this complex cocktail of digestive juices.

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Episode 17 – Rice that 'Snaps, Crackles and Pops' with Protein

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2008-02-19
Researchers have created a new blend, or hybrid, of rice by mixing a common species with a wild one. The result is high in protein and might help feed millions of poor and malnourished people around the world.

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Episode 16 – New ingredients may keep us screaming for ice cream

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2008-02-11
Scientists in Wisconsin have discovered an ingredient that prevents the formation of ice crystals that can spoil the smooth, silky texture of ice cream and other frozen foods. The substance, which acts like an antifreeze, is non-toxic and doesn’t change the taste of foods, the researchers say.

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Episode 15 – Celebrating African-American Chemists

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2008-02-04
Black History Month is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the contributions of African American scientists. So this week, we turn our focus on how their amazing work has improved peoples’ lives throughout history.

Intro theme and various sound effects by Adam Dylewski; music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); Creative Commons licensed audio from freesound.iua.upf.edu includes chip crunch by FreqMan, truck backup sound by Corsica_S, gas stove audio by WIM, buzzing fly by dobroide, yeah kids sound by Totya. …


Episode 14 – The mystery of shining fish solved at last!

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2008-01-28
The bright, reflective shine of fish skin is a source of endless fascination for fishermen and aquarium owners. But what gives these swimmers their striking appearance?

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Episode 13 – The secret jungles of ancient France

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2008-01-14
It seems unlikely, but scientists have discovered evidence that France may have been a hot, wet tropical rainforest 55 million years ago!

Intro theme and various sound effects by Adam Dylewski; Sancho Panza gets a Latte and Whimsy Groove by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); Creative Commons licensed audio from freesound.iua.upf.edu includes needle skip and gasps by Freqman, rainforest ambient sounds by reinsamba and dinosaur roar by acclivity. …


Episode 12 – Germ chat: Learning the language of bacteria

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2007-12-17
Scientists are beginning to decode the secret chemical language that bacteria use to chat. This discovery could lead to new treatments for bacteria that shrug off existing medicine. Every year, these so-called 'superbugs' make more than 90,000 people in the United States very, very sick.

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Episode 11 – The water strider's amazing belly flop

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2007-12-11
Scientists in Korea have solved a big mystery about the water strider: How on Earth does this bug manage to leap onto the water without sinking?

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Episode 10 – Good news about bad breath

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2007-12-05
Scientists have discovered a new weapon in the battle against bad breath: chewing gum or mints made with from material found in the bark of the sweet magnolia tree.

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Episode 9 – "Bald" Peanuts

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2007-11-28
Boiled peanuts: the science of South Carolina’s official snack food.

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Episode 8 – Dragon's Blood

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2007-11-19
Dragon's blood may sound like part of a magic potion that is used to fend off enemies in an epic battle. It actually is a bright red plant sap that has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine.

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Episode 7 – Underwater camouflage secrets

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2007-11-14
Scientists in Massachusetts learn the sneaky secrets of cephalopods, nature's ultimate camouflage artists.

Intro theme and various sound effects by Adam Dylewski; scheming weasel by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); Creative Commons licensed audio from freesound.iua.upf.edu includes pool splash sound by patchen, underwater sounds by suonho, squish sound by Jamius and balloon inflation sound by Percy Duke. …


Episode 6 - Chocoholic science

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2007-11-07
Some stomachs simply cannot get enough of one sweet treat; chocolate. Find out why!

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Episode 5 - Carbon dioxide vacuum slurps up air pollution

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2007-10-17
Thanks to a new gadget that gulps pollution right out of the air, scientists may be able to reduce the environmental damage caused by the hundreds of millions of cars worldwide.

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Episode 4 - A hair-raising discovery about hairy roots

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2007-10-17
Sci-fi movies and comic books are not the only place you can find “hair-raising” mutants with super-powers. With the help of some special bacteria, scientists are giving plants mutant roots with abilities that may one day make super-heros turn green with envy. These roots may become biofactories — natural factories that churn out fuels, food flavorings, and even medicine.

Intro theme and sound effects by Adam Dylewski; The Way Out music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); Creative Commons licensed audio from freesound.iua.upf.edu includes male scream by thanvannispen, factory sounds by kokuya, car ignition sound by Han1, underwater sounds by suonho and applause sounds by SandyRB. …


Episode 3 - A new spin on used CDs and DVDs

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2007-10-17
The next time you rip a CD onto that shiny new iPod or cozy up with a DVD movie, give this some thought: Scientists have found a surprising new job for compact discs and players. Those silvery wafers of plastic may be taking a spin in a laboratory near you!

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Episode 2 - Three nutritional cheers for a healthier cassava

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2007-10-17
Scientists find a way to make a tasty African veggie called cassava more healthy.

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Episode 1 - Water pollution threatens Shamu's wild brothers and sisters

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2007-10-17
Shows at family adventure parks featuring Shamu — an orca or killer whale — have made these gigantic mammals one of the most famous marine animals. Shamu’s wild brothers and sisters, however, face many threats to their survival in the open ocean.

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ChemMatters Video Episode 8: Flavor chemistry - The science behind the taste and smell of food

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Bytesize Science Presents: Candy Corn Chemistry!

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1969-12-31 :: ChemMatters Length: 3s


Episode 39 – The buzz on career changes in bees

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1969-12-31
You’ve probably heard that the U.S. economy isn’t doing so hot. We’re in a recession — a pretty big one at that — and there are many adults out there that have lost their jobs and are facing a big career change. It turns out that these folks might learn a helpful lesson from honey bees.

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Bytesize Science - Healing the voice: Synthetic vocal cords

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1969-12-31 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


Bytesize Science - Beyond the blue bins: The journey of recyclable materials

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1969-12-31 :: Bytesize Science Length: 5s


Bytesize Science - Getting More Out of the Sun's Rays: Artificial Photosynthesis

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1969-12-31 :: Bytesize Science Length: 1s


Bytesize Science - A toast to the chemistry of Champagne

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1969-12-31 :: Bytesize Science Length: 2s


Bytesize Science Presents A Bytesize Demo: The Briggs-Rauscher Reaction

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1969-12-31 :: Bytesize Science Length: 2s


Bytesize Science Presents - A Bytesize Demo: Chemiluminescence! A totally awesome glowing chemistry demo

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1969-12-31 :: ChemMatters Length: 1s


Episode 30 – Don't Sweat It

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Have you ever wondered what happens when we sweat? Or why we even sweat at all? Listen to this episode to find out! Part three of four episodes celebrating National Chemistry Week.

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