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In the 1950s, scientific integrity was put into
question by a packet of salt…

The AD-X2 Controversy - Trailer
The AD-X2 Controversy - Trailer


In the 1940s and ’50s, amid a booming economy and rapid scientific progress, a charismatic salesman sought to make his fortune with a chemical additive, AD-X2, that he claimed would revolutionize the car battery business. When tests from a prominent scientific agency showed that the additive was worthless, its director had to battle public opinion and political pressure to defend the importance of scientific integrity.

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News & Screenings*

The AD-X2 Controversy was accepted to the San Francisco Documentary Festival, which will be virtual from June 1-11.

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* Film festivals are listed on this web page for the limited purpose of identifying where and when NIST’s “The AD-X2 Controversy” can be viewed. Such identification is not intended to imply a recommendation or endorsement of any festivals. The full documentary will be made available on this website for viewing free of charge at a later date.