burning mercury thiocyanate Hg(SCN)2
Science can be fun. :)
This substance is toxic, so this demonstration should only be done in a lab fume hood by a well trained person. Wearing gloves, lab coat and safety glasses are required. :)
May this inspire more people to major in science, math or engineering
. The world would be a better place if more people knew more science, since we would find solutions much faster to the challenges we face. :) Science & technology allow for a lot of artistic expression, so one can do art while being a scientist or engineer designing new things; art and science are not separated.
Science will allow us to bring what is thought of as sci-fi or magic into the everyday reality, things like curing aging or eternal youth, telepathy, teleportation, shapeshifting, physical immortality, world peace
as explained in the tech-filled videos at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/URSW7eeNhhf
(some videos feature the Google Director of Engineering who talks of Physical Immortality often