Thursday, September 29, 2016

Announcement: The Science Circle - The Science of Nail Polish

                Saturday, October 1th  10 AM PDT
                     “The Science of Nail Polish”
                   By Paul Doherty Ph.D - Patio Plasma
           Senior Scientist, Exploratorium, San Francisco
     Classic nail polish is made from explosive nitrocellulose dissolved in a flammable solvent — no smoking. Modern gel polishes use light activated polymerization. Pigments and special effects are borrowed from physics; birefringent, thermochromic, magnetic and more. A great deal of science can be learned by studying painted nails.

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