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What Exactly Happened at Chernobyl?
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On April 26, 1986 the Soviet Union’s Chernobyl Power Complex nuclear reactor 4 exploded. This week on Reactions, we talk about the chemistry behind this catastrophic event.

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Combating Nerve Agents With Nanotechnology
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Could you ever imagine something so small, it isn't able to be seen with the human eye, changing the course of an international conflict? Listen to Omar Farha speak on how such a small agent could shape the future of violence as we know it today.

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Why Are We Dumping Fertilizer on Forest Fires?
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When wildfires break out on hot, windy days they pose a serious threat to people and the environment. This week on Reactions, learn how we’re using fertilizer to keep dangerous blazes at bay.

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Organic Food - Hype or Hope?
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There is growing demand in the western world for organic food. But do consumers always get what it says on the label? How can authenticity be verified?

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Water Solutions Without a Grain of Salt
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Researchers at Monash University have developed energy-passive technology that’s able to deliver clean, potable water to thousands of communities, simply by using photothermal materials and the power of the sun.

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Quick and compliant fat determination with Soxhlet extraction, hot extraction, continuous extraction
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This video summarizes three of the most commonly used methods for fat extraction in food processing analytics. The processes of Soxhlet extraction, hot extraction (Randall) and continuous economic extraction (Twisselmann) are described graphically.

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Future of Food: This Genetically Engineered Salmon May Hit U.S. Markets as Early as 2020
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People are eating more fish than ever, and a third of global stocks are threatened by over-fishing. A small company says its genetically engineered salmon can help meet the demand, as critics say it’s a step in the wrong direction.

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Cancer Treatment Using Nanoparticles – Is It Possible?
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Nanoparticles are capable of carrying chemotherapy to areas of the body afflicted by cancer. However, what if these nanoparticles were specifically targeted to treat only cancer cells and not healthy cells?

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How Does the World Feel About Science and Health?
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Watch the global launch of the inaugural Wellcome Global Monitor report in Washington, DC at the Gallup World Headquarters.

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How Do Citrus Fruits Create Such a Strong Smell?
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Citrus fruits contain small pockets of liquid which burst upon contact releasing a jet of strong smelling oil into the air. The strong smell is designed to attract animals to the site to help to spread the seeds of the fruit as far as possible. Andrew Dickerson at the University of Central Florida has recorded the squirting motion using high speed cameras to try to understand the exact process of these 'micro-jets' of citrus oil.

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