The future of fusion as an alternative energy source
By: Margaret Shauers
Nuclear Fusion Research Must be funded by the U.S. GovernmentImagine a man-made sun. That's fusion. It is a wonderful concept and, some years ago, there was serious effort to perfect the concept and make it real. Personally, I still think the concept is great...
By: Jordan Cropper
Take a brief look around you. Everything you see is made from atoms, those incredibly, intangibly tiny things, the building blocks of stuff. If you can see it, it's made from atoms.So what are atoms made of? Scientists only answered that question a few...
The Big Bang Theory
By: Janette Peel
According to science's most commonly-held theory, a single moment was all that was required for the entire universe to explode into being.The scenario of how the universe came into being that is currently believed to be most likely is known as the Big Bang...
By: Alison Bowler
Cesium Symbol: Cs Atomic Number: 55 Atomic Mass: 132.90546 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 28.5 C (301.65 K, 83.3 F) Boiling Point: 678.4 C (951.55005 K, 1253.12 F) Number of Protons: 55 Number of Electrons: 55 Number...
An overview about the chemical element Platinum
By: Ernest Capraro
Platinum is well known today as a precious metal, but its value is a rather recent facet of history.More difficult to purify than gold and silver, it was more of a curiosity until modern times. Platinum jewelry is popular and valuable today. Indeed, platinum...
By: Alison Bowler
Rutherfordium is element number 104 in the periodic table. It is a radioactive, man-made super-heavy element. The super-heavy elements are made by accelerating ions of one element then sending them at speed into a target of atoms of another element. This collision causes the two...
Biography: Marie Curie
By: Alison Bowler
Double Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie was born on November 7 1867 in Warsaw. The youngest daughter of teachers Bronislawa and Vladislav Sklodowska was born into a Poland occupied by three different countries, Prussia, Austria and Czarist Russia. Warsaw was in the part of the...
By: Alison Bowler
Cerium Symbol: Ce Atomic Number: 58 Atomic Mass: 140.116 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 795.0 C (1068.15 K, 1463.0 F) Boiling Point: 3257.0 C (3530.15 K, 5894.6 F) Number of Protons: 58 Number of Electrons: 58 Number...
By: Cody Hodge
In 1930, and American astronomer by the name of Clyde Tombaugh discovered a body orbiting well beyond the orbit of Neptune. At the time, both he and the public assumed that the new body was indeed the ninth planet in the solar system. However, this...
By: Alison Bowler
Lanthanum Symbol: La Atomic Number: 57 Atomic Mass: 138.9055 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 920.0 C (1193.15 K, 1688.0 F) Boiling Point: 3469.0 C (3742.15 K, 6276.2 F) Number of Protons: 57 Number of Electrons: 57 Number...

 

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