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The Chemistry of Fireworks [video]

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Almost Everything You Need To Know About Tear Gas

Mental_floss posted a short article full of facts about tear gas –

What is it?

Tear gas isn’t one specific chemical, and it’s usually not even a gas, despite the name. There are a few different compounds that are used as “lachrymatory agents.” Most of them are solids at room temperature, and get mixed with liquid or gas dispersal agents for use.

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Super Slippery Coating For Food Bottles

MIT has developed a food save coating intended for such things as bottles of condiments which supports the old adage that it is indeed ‘all about the little things’. Ketchup or mayo that doesn’t stick to the inside of the bottle, is not a game changer, but it is an idea that appeals to almost everyone. I wonder if this product will ever see production.

LiquiGlide, a “super slippery” coating made up of nontoxic materials that can be applied to all sorts of food packaging–though ketchup and mayonnaise bottles might just be the substance’s first targets. Condiments may sound like a narrow focus for a group of MIT engineers, but not when you consider the impact it could have on food waste and the packaging industry. “It’s funny: Everyone is always like, ‘Why bottles? What’s the big deal?’ But then you tell them the market for bottles–just the sauces alone is a $17 billion market,” Smith says. “And if all those bottles had our coating, we estimate that we could save about one million tons of food from being thrown out every year.”

Continue reading HERE and see it in action

 


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