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Russian scientists launched joined chemistry project together with Google

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Russian scientists launched joined chemistry project together with Google


26.11.2019

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A project promoting chemistry called Mendeleev Otvechaet (Mendeleev answers in Russian) has been launched on YouTube, TASS reports. The organizers are the largest internet company Google and scientists from the Russian University of Chemical Technology. 

The project is a series of videos telling about the role that chemistry and chemical elements play in human life.

Google spokeswoman Marina Zhunich noted that the project would help remind everyone how interesting and entertaining chemistry could be.


Leading bloggers have shot dozens of videos on different topics – they explain whether it is possible to eat gold, how iodine saves the lives of millions of people, how sulfur and hair curling are related, as well as many other manifestations of chemistry in everyday life. In addition to bloggers, representatives of Roscosmos, large Russian universities, and leading scientists took part in the creation of the videos.

The first videos are already available for display, the channel will be updated regularly. Anyone can join the project by shooting a video, which tells about the aspects of the connection of chemistry and life.

According to the rector of university Alexander Mazhugi, many scientists could be engaged in something else, if in childhood they had been carried away by another field. The channel may arouse interest in chemistry in new prominent scientists of our time.

Russkiy Mir reported that the UN General Assembly declared 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements by Dmitry Mendeleev. In honor of the famous Russian scientist, various events are held in Russia and in the world, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Periodic Table by the Mendeleev.

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