As part of the International Year of Chemistry 2011, we asked readers to submit a three minute video on chemistry in everyday life for our video competition. After much discussion among the judges, we are pleased to announce the winners!
First place, and a FlipCamera, goes to Veronique de Halleux, Université Libre De Bruxelles, Belgium, for her video Organic Materials Could Save Your Life! in which some of the many uses of organic materials are described.
Second place goes to Vilas Pol, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA, for his video Upcycling Of Plastic Bags. Here, he describes recent research that is finding ways to convert plastic bags into highly valuable dry products such as carbon nanotubes and carbon spheres.
Third place goes to Werner Nowaczyk, Germany, for his entry on the Fermentation Process in Wine Making. In this video, he enlists the help of Dr. Ethan Nol to explain the breakdown of glucose by yeast into ethanol and carbon dioxide.
The second and third place winners will both receive book vouchers.
Our congratulations go to all three winners!