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The 50th Anniversary of the Nylon Stocking

Date : 10/25/1989

Clip Length : 00:02:18

1989 TODAY show story marks the 50th anniversary of the first recorded sale of nylon stockings, the first article of clothing made from synthetic materials, not wool, silk or cotton.

The 50th Anniversary of the Nylon Stocking
From Metal to Plastic: Iowa State Chemist Works on Organic Semiconductors

Date : 05/13/2011

Clip Length : 00:04:57

In this 21st Century Chemist profile, Iowa State University organic chemist Malika Jeffries-EL explains her work to make less costly, more energy-efficient semiconductors and LEDs from organic, carbon-based materials such as plastics, "doping" the organic materials so that they are more conductive.

From Metal to Plastic: Iowa State Chemist Works on Organic Semiconductors
Fabricating Fabric: Profile of Nylon

Date : 05/13/2011

Clip Length : 00:06:48

This NBC Learn video explains charts the history of nylon, the first synthetic fiber developed for mass production, and explains polymers, polymerization, amide links and polyamides. Includes demonstration of the Nylon Rope Trick: making nylon fiber in a lab beaker. (Beta-sheet protein courtesy Markus Buehler, MIT)

Fabricating Fabric: Profile of Nylon
Fabrics Glossary and Comparison Chart

Date : 01/01/2011

Clip Length : 3

A-Z glossary of different kinds of fabrics, by name, from Antique Satin to Voile, and chart comparing the weaves, characteristics and uses of selected fabrics, from Acetate to Wool. Source: Fabrics Manufacturers B2B Marketplace

Fabrics Glossary and Comparison Chart
BioSolar Uses Castor Beans to Squeeze More Savings from Solar Panels

Date : 05/20/2010

Clip Length : 1

This 2010 "Scientific American" news report summarizes advances in solar cell and solar energy efficiency by making a key protective layer on photovoltaic solar modules from a biobased polyamide resin derived from castor beans. Source: Scientific American, May 20, 2010

BioSolar Uses Castor Beans to Squeeze More Savings from Solar Panels
Why Spider Webs Glisten With Dew

Date : 02/03/2010

Clip Length : 2

This 2010 "Scientific American" article reports on research that has determined how spider silk catches the morning dew: in a necklace-like structure of spindle-shaped knots -- a structure that might be duplicated with synthetic polymers for materials able to capture water from the air. Source: Scientific American, February 3, 2010

Why Spider Webs Glisten With Dew
LED There Be Light

Date : 03/18/2009

Clip Length : 3

This 2009 "Scientific American" article reports on growing use of more energy-efficient light-emitting diodes, or LEDs and organic, or OLEDs, as an alternative to incandescent bulbs for lighting, which accounts for about 22 percent of electricity use in the U.S. Source: Scientific American, March 18, 2009.

LED There Be Light

Date : 09/01/1941

Clip Length : 5

From the September, 1941 issue of The DuPont Magazine, detailed account of how nylon was invented, and the impact the material has had since products made from nylon were first introduced. Source: Hagley Museum and Library; the collections of the Chemical Heritage Foundation

"Nylon Tells A Story" (1941)

Date : 09/01/1941

Clip Length : 1

From the September, 1941 issue of The DuPont Magazine, short article on plans to resume manufacture of nylon for stockings, clothing and upholstery after World War II, when nylon can again be used for civilian products. Source: Hagley Museum and Library; the collections of the Chemical Heritage Foundation

"Nylon After the War" (1941)
1st Nylon Patents, 1938:

Date : 09/20/1938

Clip Length : 9

Copy of patent issued by the U.S. Patent Office to Wallace Carothers and DuPont de Nemours and Co., Sept. 20, 1938, for "Linear Polyamides and Their Production," one of the first two patents on the production and material known as nylon.

1st Nylon Patents, 1938: "Linear Polyamides and Their Production"
1st Nylon Patents, 1938:

Date : 09/20/1938

Clip Length : 4

Copy of patent issued by the U.S. Patent Office to Wallace Carothers and DuPont de Nemours and Co., Sept. 20, 1938, for "Diamine-Dicarboxylic Acid Salts and Process of Preparing Same," one of the first two patents on the production and material known as nylon.

1st Nylon Patents, 1938: "Diamine-Dicarboxylic Acid Salts and Process of Preparing Same"

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