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Reactions is a show that uncovers the chemistry all around us. We answer the burning questions you’ve always wanted to ask, blending the worlds of science and every-day life.

I Reinvented a 300-Year Old Drink

16m 56s

Adding milk to an alcoholic drink and then curdling that milk is a 300-year-old preservation technique that was used by none other than Ben Franklin. Join George as he discovers the chemistry that makes this technique so useful, and learn how to make the best espresso martini you’ll ever taste.

Episodes

  • I Reinvented a 300-Year Old Drink: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    I Reinvented a 300-Year Old Drink

    S10 E4 - 16m 56s

    Adding milk to an alcoholic drink and then curdling that milk is a 300-year-old preservation technique that was used by none other than Ben Franklin. Join George as he discovers the chemistry that makes this technique so useful, and learn how to make the best espresso martini you’ll ever taste.

  • We Are Made of Star Stuff: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    We Are Made of Star Stuff

    S10 E3 - 10m 13s

    For years, scientists thought some complex molecules could only be formed on Earth. But what if we found these kinds of molecules out in space after all? In this episode of Reactions, we explore new findings that show complex carbon ring structures can be formed in space, and what that might mean for biology, chemistry and our own chemical history!

  • Does Toyota Know Something That We Don’t?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Does Toyota Know Something That We Don’t?

    S10 E2 - 12m

    *Note:* the model piston we used in this video shows air and fuel entering the cylinder together. This design was prevalent in engines until roughly the 1990s. These days, air and fuel enter separately. The combustion process and piston movement are the same!

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