The world’s largest scientific society, the American Chemical Society (ACS), launched a new video series this week called Prized Science: How the Science Behind ACS Awards Impacts Your Life. The free, high-quality video series explores the real-world impact of the scientific discoveries selected for ACS awards.
Prized Science’s launch episode (above) is a three-part HD video featuring the research of Richard Zare, Ph.D. The video highlights Zare’s work on the possibility that life existed on Mars; in developing the technology that helped scientists decode the human genome; and in pioneering efforts to enlist nanoparticles in medicine.
Future episodes will explore innovations like AlkyClean™, the winner of ACS’ “Affordable Green Chemistry” award in 2010. The technology was developed by Albemarle along with their partners, and lead Albemarle researcher Emiel van Broekhoven will be featured discussing the science behind the innovative AlkyClean™ technology.
ACS encourages educators, schools, museums, science centers, news organizations, and others to embed the Prized Science videos on their websites. Additional episodes in the series, which focuses on ACS’ 2010 award recipients, will be issued periodically in the months ahead.