What Might Trump Mean for Chemistry? — Speaking of Chemistry

Saturday, August 5, 2017

What Might Trump Mean for Chemistry? — Speaking of Chemistry

As Donald Trump becomes president, huge questions remain about his policies affecting the central science. So we’ve started looking for answers. Visit C&EN for more comprehensive coverage: http://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i3/US-science-policy-big-shift.html
↓↓More info and references below↓↓

While presidents tweet, money talks. In this episode, we look how Trump’s economic stances could affect the dollars and cents of chemistry. Huge thanks to Kevin Trenberth and Cal Dooley for their help with this video. Check out the links below for more information.

Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Senior Scientist | NCAR

The American Chemistry Council

For U.S. science policy, big shift ahead | C&EN

Historical Trends in Federal R&D | AAAS

Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump | WaPo

Trump’s space policy reaches for Mars and the stars | Space News

Op-ed | Trump’s space policy reaches for Mars and the stars

Earth scientists are freaking out. NASA urges calm | Space News

Earth scientists are freaking out. NASA urges calm.

Trump promises to ‘lift the restrictions on American energy’ | LA Times

Earth data visualizations are all from NASA. Check them out here http://climate.nasa.gov/resources/graphics-and-multimedia/

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The Chemistry of Fried Food

You know it, and you love it. Fried food! But there’s more to fried dishes than just plopping food into hot oil. You have to know what’s up with the food you’re cooking and what oils will work best for you dish.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19595388 (I got a pdf of this, which I can send to you via email)
http://cst.ur.ac.rw/library/Food%20Science%20books/batch1/Marcel%20Dekker,.Food%20Chemistry,%203rd%20Edition..pdf (frying starts at page 292)
Fair Food: The Science of Deep-Frying



Images: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Deep_Fried_Oreo.JPG
Deep Fryer: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frituren.jpg
Chicken Bubbling: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Deep_frying_chicken_upper_wing.JPG
Donuts: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jack%27s_Donuts.jpg
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  1. The Last Targaryen says:

    "Chemistry isn't real, believe me I would know, yuge hoax"

  2. James Kohl says:

    I thought the answer to the question was obvious. Trump's administration will link Ben Feringa's Nobel Prize-winning works to the Nobel Prize-winning works of Yoshinori Ohsumi, and end the pseudoscientific nonsense of neo-Darwinian theory by linking energy-dependent changes in chirality to autophagy and RNA-mediated cell type differentiation in all living genera.

  3. Joseph Vernice says:

    Kenneth only cares about his salary!

  4. Nio Smisson says:

    Chemistry, along with other sciences, will flourish in a country with a growing economy. It happens every time.

  5. J B says:

    that's great is anything being done with the man made coal mine fires?

  6. Donald Goforth says:

    Climate change is not man-made have you ever heard of the sun.

  7. Dan Reidy says:

    how bout loosing the fuckin "hoody"

  8. syluar says:

    Undershirt, shirt, hoody and a suit jacket! I guess the preparetions for ineviatable climate change already started at Reactions chanel.

  9. ragazzi says:

    NASA is a fraud !

  10. Gunnar Karlsson says:

    Why is he wearing an overcoat?

  11. EsconteBlues says:

    Politicians cannot save this country, only scientific advancement and a greater scientific literacy of the layman can.

  12. Osimmac says:

    tl;dw: "we don't know, here's some speculation until april."

  13. lugosky02 says:

    Let's talk about what a Trump administration would look like for chemistry by saying that we don't really know. But, because we still want to virtue signal let us tell us what it would look like for a whole bunch of industries other than the chemical industry, even though we actually don't fucking know because it's the future.

  14. Anish Tiwari says:

    I hope he's gonna give billions of dollars of funding for science.

  15. Anish Tiwari says:

    His speech was great.

  16. Jerhyn Underhill says:

    The EPA will become the NEPA. No Environmental Protection Agency

  17. GiggitySam Entz says:

    Good overview, it's interesting ^^

  18. tbird81 says:

    Fear mongering video. What does this have to do with chemistry?

    We don't want armchair speculative politics in science channels.

  19. Kawitamamayi says:

    "What MIGHT (President) Trump mean for chemistry?"
    "Might is a very nebulous, non commuting word. He might be the best president ever for chemistry, but you won't get that from this video.
    This video is an ideologically driven piece that only highlights the author's political bias. For instance the video points out the rise in temperatures in the northern hemisphere for the first half of 2016, an El Niño year (while not expressing that the data above latitude 72 degrees is interpolated) but conspicuously fails to show that the last half of 2016 is the most rapid decline in temperatures ever seen.
    It is hardly objective. Well anyway El Niño years have been recorded occurring since pre Spanish influence in the americas. 2016 was just the latest.

  20. bob assripper says:

    Dammit its olivia, not watching this one! Saving the trouble…

  21. Sky Walker says:

    I'm watching this while I'm deep frying rice

  22. ViraIshnia says:

    Lol I can still remember when my aunt was making fondue for the first time. The recipie called for her to heat the oil. She was going to wait until the oil was boiling! I took a peek in the pot and said it was hot enough and laughed at her wanting to wait for it to boil.

  23. Alex Burger-Roy says:

    Love Olivia's episodes

  24. Mud Kip says:

    wrong, everything is quantum physics

  25. Alex Mercer says:

    Thermodynamics: Culinary Edition 🙂

  26. Nae Harris says:

    Fried Oreos??

  27. Name says:

    I wish this host would lower her voice a bit when she says A like in hay and e like in deep.
    I have a literal headache now

  28. molly sandweiss says:

    Lol potato chip commercial before the video

  29. hypershadow5g says:

    And for the love of tasty food, never use any type of olive oil or olive oil blend to fry with. Period.

  30. morganmc32 says:

    FASCINATING!! I'm so glad I found this video!

  31. Donny Duck says:

    Difference between coke soda and coke powder?

  32. Angry Kittens says:

    What I took away from this: use beer on batter.

  33. Chungseng Ngor says:

    But but but…. i only wanted some kfc

  34. Ryan Stokes says:

    I poured old oil down the sink last night. I apologize.

  35. Shelley Dennis says:

    Great host! Great video 🙂

  36. Parsons_nose says:

    Isn't this more physics than chemistry?

  37. Barry Schlachter says:

    Frying makes food carcinogenic!

  38. Thomas Dennis says:

    Oil now sounds strange, she said it so much… OIL… OYAL… OIYYLE

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