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How Nylon Was Discovered - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

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George Porter shows how nylon was discovered by chemists, and gives a demonstration of how we can spin nylon threads.
Watch the full second lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1976/the-natural-history-of-a-sunbeam/light-and-life?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_term=description

George Porter gave the 1976 Christmas Lectures "The Natural History Of A Sunbeam" about the power of light, from the role it plays in stimulating life to supplying energy to our homes.

The second lecture "Life and Light", where this clip is from, sees George explaining the theory of life spontaneously generating.

Watch the full series:
https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1976/the-natural-history-of-a-sunbeam?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_term=description

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