11/30/14 Gil's LotD: The colors of chemistry A step-by-step tour on how to derive the visible spectra from absorption and emission spectra.

4/27/11 Gil's LotD: Minerals The mineral of sodium bicarbonate is called Nahcolite. Get it?

5/27/06 Gil's LotD Videos of three alkali metals reacting in water (for those who have forgotten chemistry, they explode). From the video description: Every New Year's Eve, a group of friends gather to light a pickle. 120 volts of house current is passed through a pickle to create a dazzling show of light, sound, and smell.

1/22/06 Gil's LotD

Gil's LotD Interesting words formed from chemical formulas. How to recover a CRT monitor that has been damaged by magnets.

5/5/05 Gil's LotD

Gil's LotD Sodium is an alkaline metal that reacts violently with water. Sounds like a challenge

12/11/04 Gil's LotD

Gil's LotD New camera design that uses multiple flashes to find the edges of objects in the picture, very cool. Theobromine is the chemical that poisons dogs in chocolate.

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