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  1. The aliens moving faster as you kill them in Space Invaders was a byproduct of the processor freeing up more memory as they could be rendered more quickly the fewer there were on screen, it was left in to provide more challenge

  2. How you smell rain. The main contributor is actinobacteria which when it decomposes leaves a byproduct called gesmin. When moisture or rain is added, they become aerosols and the tiny particles can be smelled miles away and contribute to the scent we associate with rain.

  3. A Florida-based beer company created fully edible 6-pack rings from brewing byproducts such as wheat and barley; the rings are just as strong as the plastic variety, yet completely digestible and biodegradable

  4. Fire can't burn in a zero-gravity environment; without gravity to create convection, the combustion byproducts become trapped around the flame and quickly deprive it of oxygen, snuffing it

  5. Refining a 42 gallon barrel of crude oil yields 20gal gasoline, 7gal diesel, and 17gal of petroleum byproducts such as propane, ammonia and plastic material, totaling 44 gallons; a net gain of 2 gallons.

  6. IBM has created a solar collector that distills water as a byproduct. If we covered just %2 of the Sahara with these, we could produce enough energy to meet the needs of the entire world.

  7. Livestock and their byproducts actually account for at least 32.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, or 51 percent of annual worldwide GHG emissions.

  8. The origins of the saying "One bad apple spoils the bunch" comes from a byproduct of aging fruit. As certain fruits age they emit ethylene which can speed up the ripening process of nearby fruits.

  9. Ralph's (a grocery store in Southern California) turns all non-donateable food waste into biogas which they use to help power their warehouse. The byproduct of that is then composted and sold as fertilizer to local farms.

  10. Microwave turntables that reverse direction every time they are used do so only because of a byproduct of something done to make microwaves cheaper to manufacture

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In 1973, the US government stopped research into thorium based nuclear reactors as, unlike Uranium reactors, their byproducts could not be used to make nuclear weapons

Before the invention of the internal combustion engine, gasoline was considered a useless byproduct of the oil refining process used to make kerosene.

Trichloramine, the byproduct of urine/sweat and chlorine, is a dangerous compound for our lungs and is responsible for the classic smell at indoor pools.

Sterno ("Canned Heat") is a byproduct of manufacturing explosives.

NASA is running low on the material (plutonium-238; a byproduct of nuclear weps) that powers many of its deep-space missions. NASA today has about 77 pounds. If NASA hits a plutonium bottleneck, the future of deep-space exploration could hang in the balance for untold years

In the early '90s numerous U.S. companies, such as Alcoa and Cenex, sold farmers toxic byproducts marketed as 'recycled fertilizer' to avoid paying to have the waste sent to landfills. It polluted fields with hazardous heavy metals and it was all done legally

Termites are considered a major producer of atmospheric methane (11%), one of the prime greenhouse gases, as a byproduct of their consumption of cellulose

Within those mines, scandium is actually a byproduct of the mining of other elements, with the end result being scandium oxide.

Arsenic is still produced as a byproduct of copper purification.

Leafhoppers release sweet substance called honeydew after the meal. This byproduct of digestion quickly destroys plant tissue.

The production of Hydrogen had been going on for years before it was actually discovered as an element. Production mainly came as a byproduct of chemical reactions between other substances.

The Elmers Glue logo, Elmer the Bull, is the mate of Elsie the Cow from Borden, and the glue was never made with cows the way some glues were made from horses, but instead originally used a milk byproduct.

Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.

While caesium is mined from minerals like pollucite, it is also a byproduct of nuclear fission in reactors.

Red rhodium salts were a byproduct of his experiment with the ore, and from those salts Wollaston extracted the rhodium metal.

Nitrogen trichloride, also known as trichloramine, is responsible for that common swimming pool smell. This yellow, oily, pungent-smelling and explosive liquid is most commonly encountered as a byproduct of chemical reactions between ammonia-derivatives and chlorine.

There is one retracted isotope of dubnium, Db-255, as it was believed to be the decay byproduct of a different experiment involving the discovery of Bohrium.

When creating biodiesel from soybeans the protein of the soybeans is a byproduct that can be used for feeding livestock, and some believe it could help to alleviate food shortages for humans as well.

Bioinorganic compounds may be the most interesting type, as they occur in nature but do not have an organic source. These can be things like pollutants that have now become a part of the ecosystem or pharmaceutical byproducts.

The International Space Station vents methane as a byproduct of its life support system, the very same fuel used by SpaceX's new Raptor engines; therefore, space-faring humans generate rocket fuel as a waste byproduct

Tellurium is typically produced from the sludge byproduct of copper refining.

Books used to have to be cut with a knife as you read them, a byproduct of the manufacturing process

The twentieth century saw the scientific understanding of polymers and enzymes, which led to the controversial and crucial understanding the petroleum was a biological byproduct of life.

The hottest flame belongs to dicyanoacetylene, in part because it has no hydrogen in it, which means it does not produce water as a combustion byproduct.

Almost all medicines are not vegan, especially birthcontrol. From shellac to lactose to lanolin to bone meal, almost all over the counter and prescription medicines contain some form of animal byproduct as binding or delivery agents.