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119,364. I find chemistry to be magical. I find it an adventure. An exploration into the building blocks of our physical universe. (GBH Films & Tobacco & Whistleblower & Chemistry) The Insider ***** 1999 starring Al Pacino & Russell Crowe & Christopher Plummer & Diane Venora & Michael Gambon & Rip Torn & Philip Baker Hall & Lindsay Crouse & Debi Mazar & Renee Olstead et al, director Michael Mann, Jeffrey to class
2,586. [William] Perkin helped usher in the dawn of organic chemistry. (Science & Chemistry) Science Britannica III: Clear Blue Skies
4,549. To say, for example, that a man is made up of certain chemical elements is a satisfactory description only for those who intend to use him as a fertilizer. (Man & Chemistry) H J Muller, Science and Criticism 1943
8,451. The Miller-Urey experiment had demonstrated that the precursors for living organisms could have been started by a chemical reaction. (Alien & Life & Extra-terrestrial & Chemistry & Universe) The Universe s1e13: Search for ET, 2007
29,319. The Reagan administration had cozied up during the Iran war to Iraq's Saddam Hussein, turning a blind eye to his repeated use of chemical weapons, sometimes against his own people. Made in part from US-supplied chemicals. (United States & Iran & Iraq & Chemicals & Empire US & Reagan) Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States IX: Bush and Clinton – American Triumphalism – New World Order
48,783. The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved. (Physics & Mathematics & Chemistry & Laws) Paul Dirac
49,141. This is the story of the greatest scientific discovery ever: the discovery that everything is made of atoms. The vast variety and richness of everything we see around us in the world and beyond, how it’s built up, how it all fits together, is all down to atoms and the mysterious laws they obey. (Atom & Chemistry & Element) Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Chemistry: A Volatile History
66,752. It’s only in the last two-hundred years that we’ve known what an element is: it’s a substance that can’t be broken down into a simpler one by a chemical reaction. (Atom & Chemistry & Element) ibid.
66,753. John Dalton’s idea in the early 1800s that elements had different atomic weights was dismissed by many scientists. (Atom & Chemistry & Element) ibid.
66,754. Today we know Newland’s Law of Octaves as the Law of Periodicity. (Atom & Chemistry & Element) ibid.
66,755. There are more known compounds of carbon than any other element. (Atom & Chemistry & Element) ibid.
61,133. Alchemy ... I believe it took Islamic scholars to turn this quasi-religion into something much more scientific: chemistry. (Islam & Science & Alchemy & Chemistry) Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Science & Islam: The Empire of Reason
61,134. Coin-making is one of the many examples of how the practical needs of the booming economy began to turn the magical practice of alchemy into modern chemistry. (Islam & Science & Alchemy & Chemistry & Coins) ibid.
61,135. Islamic chemists discovered they could change the colour of glass. (Islam & Science & Chemistry) ibid.
61,136. Chemistry was also driven by the booming market in perfumes. (Islam & Science & Chemistry & Perfume) ibid.
51,456. Thomas Midgley was born in 1879. He became a chemist and an inventor. In 1921 he solved the problem of knocking in car engines – he put lead in petrol. In 1930 he discovered a new coolant for fridges. It was called by its initials CFC. Midgley became part of a golden age of chemistry in America in the 30s. In 1935 Midgley predicted that in the future chemistry would solve many of the world’s great problems. The ozone layer could be altered, he said, to control the sun’s rays and allow scientists to govern the world’s agriculture. (Pollution & Climate Science & Chemistry) Adam Curtis, Pandora’s Box
51,457. Silent Spring painted a dramatic picture of a poisoned America. It caused an immediate sensation. It coincided with revelations about Thalidomide, and the fall-out of Strontium 90 from nuclear testing. (Pollution & Climate Science & Chemistry) ibid.
66,751. Some scientists already understood that what distinguished one element from another were differences in the weights of their atoms. They also believed it was this – the weight of the atoms – that determined an element’s unique character. Mendeleev had a hunch: he could group them in a way that linked them in the behaviour of their chemical properties. (Chemistry & Atom) Stephen Hawking’s Universe: Cosmic Alchemy
66,756. She was at the world’s first international meeting of physicists and chemists. (Chemistry & Radioactivity & Radium) The Genius of Marie Curie – The Woman Who Lit Up the World
66,757. Radioactivity – she’d given a whole new area of physics its name. (Chemistry & Radioactivity & Radium) ibid.
66,758. Marie and Pierre had discovered a new element: radium. (Chemistry & Radioactivity & Radium) ibid.
66,759. She is the only person to win two Nobel prizes in two different sciences. (Chemistry & Radioactivity & Radium & Nobel) ibid.
66,760. This brave brilliant Polish scientist. (Chemistry & Radioactivity & Radium) ibid.
66,761. Chemicals in our body: eaten, inhaled through the skin; hundreds of pesticides and herbicides; allergies; testicular cancer 600% increase in Europe. In 1940 no man-made chemicals in the body of an adult; now it contains measurable traces of 300-500 chemicals, average is 77 per person. Professor Susan Bardocz, Alternative View II conference
66,762. Lavoisier had discovered that everything balances. You can take a substance, split it down into simple elements, then recombine those elements to get back where you started. Michael Mosley, The Story of Science: Proof & Passion
66,763. By the 1870s Perkin’s factory was making hundreds of tons of dye a year, adding Perkin’s green and Britannia violet to his growing catalogue of vivid colours. Perkin is rightly celebrated as the father of industrial chemistry. ibid.
66,764. Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is ten or something. Dennis Rodman
66,765. Chemistry, until my childhood, not that long ago, was regarded as a calculating device. Because you couldn’t reduce to physics. So it’s just some way of calculating the result of experiments. The Bohr atom was treated that way. Noam Chomsky
66,766. Chemistry is the melodies you can play on vibrating strings. Michio Kaku