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The Science of Fireworks!

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Published on Feb 13, 2012

A brief history of the modern firework.
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Professor Chris Bishop, presenter of the 2008 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, gives a family lecture on the history of the modern firework.

Through demonstrations of pyrotechnic chemistry hear how Chinese incendiaries made from honey led to the development of gunpowder; discover how the loud bangs of fireworks are routed in the origins of photography; and find out how an accident in a nineteenth-century kitchen sparked a new chemistry for firework making.

Recorded at the University of Cambridge on the 4 November 2011.

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    • The Depths
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    • Debbie Wiseman
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    • ANW1557 - Period Drama 2
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