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In episode 21 of Speaking of Chemistry, this video looks at the pros and cons of new more environmentally friendly refrigeration alternatives. (3:19 min.)

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Your toothpaste and face scrub probably get their scrubbing power from tiny plastic beads contained within. What is the environmental impact? How can you limit your use? (2:37 min.)

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Scientists and engineers around the world have worked hard to develop technologies that harness natural energy resources in sustainable and affordable ways. One of the challenges of using clean sources of energy like wind and solar power is that they depend on local weather conditions.

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Isotopes are a lot like a foreign language. Once you know how to interpret them, you can learn a lot more about the world around you.

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Vanadium compounds are used in various commercial and industrial applications, such as strengthening steel. However, the most interesting use for vanadium may turn out to be its ability to store power.

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The ozone hole over Antarctica has has begun to improve, but despite this exciting progress, climate change is still a major concern. To find out more about the ozone, climate change, and what it all means for you, check out these top CurioCity resources.

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Would developing Star Wars technologies actually require breaking any laws of physics? Surprisingly, the answer is often no.

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My job with Greenhouses Canada is to work with our clients to help decide on the design and operation of a four season greenhouse that will allow them to grow their own healthy food. I create maintenance plans for the crops we grow in our greenhouses and train the greenhouse operators on how to grow food.

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Just like humans, who can be infected by viruses through sexual contact, bacteria are vulnerable to viral infection during conjugation, a process that is sometimes called “bacterial sex”.

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In this case study, students will analyze video and print resources to explore the characteristics and potential effects of near-space objects in our solar system on the Earth.

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