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Videos / Physics & Chemistry

Alkali Metal Reactions
Alkali metals are extremely reactive, often explosively. Watch the reactions of the Alkali metals with both air and water. Be sure to watch until the end for the biggest bang!

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Two New Elements Discovered - 114 & 116
Scientists have just published a paper stating that, beyond a reasonable doubt, we have discovered 2 new elements. They are currently called Uuq - Ununquadium (114) and Uuh - Ununhexium (116).

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How To Make Water Burn
What do you get when you mix potassium, diethyl ether and a little bit of water? A spectacular chemistry experiment!

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Fluid Physics in Microgravity
Fluids behave very strangely in space, or when the effects of gravity are lessened. This NASA video shows you some of the effects of microgravity on water.

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Making Dry Ice Bubbles
Not surprisingly, you can have a lot of fun with dry ice. This video shows you how to make bubbles using it.

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Wave Pendulum
Fifteen uncoupled simple pendulums of monotonically increasing lengths dance together to produce visual traveling waves, standing waves, beating, and (seemingly) random motion.

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