Chemistry of Innovations

Chemistry is the driving force between all kinds of innovations. Learn how chemistry plays into innovation as we develop new technologies.

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Explosions in the Sky

Thousands of years ago, the Chinese invented fireworks. Learn the origin of these celebrated pyrotechnics in this episode.


Thousands of years ago, the Chinese invented fireworks. Learn the origin of these celebrated pyrotechnics in this episode.
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Explosions in the Sky

When it comes to technology you may believe that China is catching up to the rest of the world, but they are actually farther ahead of us than you think.
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China: Innovation in Ancient China

The answer to designing a robot that can walk on water? The South American Jesus lizard.
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Is It Possible: Water-Running Robot

A cathode ray tube (CRT) is an instrument that showed that there was an invisible force, electrons, that exist in our world. Watch the CRT at work on the Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries."
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100 Greatest Discoveries: The Cathode Ray Tube

On Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries," learn why every atom, when burned, has a different color.
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100 Greatest Discoveries: Signature Light of Elements

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100 Greatest Discoveries: Discovery of Plastics

Dmitri Mendeleev's discovery of the periodic table gave scientists an easier way to teach elements to students. Learn more about the periodic table on the Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries."
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100 Greatest Discoveries: The Periodic Table

See how these newly discovered molecules are changing modern chemistry. Learn more about the reactions that define existence in this video.
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100 Greatest Discoveries: Chemistry

When chemist Felix Hoffman attempted to lessen his father's chronic stomach pain, he discovered aspirin. Learn more about the positive and negative consequences of Hoffman's astonishing career in this video from HowStuffWorks' "Infamous Inventors" series.
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Infamous Inventors: Aspirin

Can you tell the difference between a lab created diamond and a regular diamond? On this episode of "How Do They Do It?" see how artificial diamonds are created in a lab.
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How Do They Do It: Lab Created Diamonds

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