By: John Traveler
The realization that there might be, indeed that there probably are intelligent beings on planets around distant stars, is a realization which has already had profound effect on human culture and has certainly not gone unnoticed by science fiction writers and movie makers. One of...
The chemistry of carbon
By: An-Nur Nasir
Carbon probably the most appreciate element in our daily life. This is because carbon is not only forms one of the most precious gemstone which is diamond, it also is widely involved in our daily life. Most of the materials in use nowadays are...
By: Alison Bowler
Silver Symbol: Ag Atomic Number: 47 Atomic Mass: 107.8682 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 961.78 C (1234.93 K, 1763.20F) Boiling Point: 2162.0 C (2435 K, 3924 F) Number of Protons: 47 Number of Electrons: 47 Number of Neutrons: 61...
Algol, the demon star
By: John Welford
Algol (Beta Persei) has another name, namely the Demon Star. The main reason for this is that it forms the eye of Medusa the Gorgon in the constellation of Perseus. The ancients thought that they could see an outline in the night sky of Perseus...
By: Alison Bowler
Antimony Symbol: Sb Atomic Number: 51 Atomic Mass: 121.76 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 630.0 C (903.15 K, 1166.0 F) Boiling Point: 1750.0 C (2023.15 K, 3182.0 F) Number of Protons: 51 Number of Electrons: 51 Number...
The Magellanic Clouds
By: John Welford
The night sky in the Southern Hemisphere is very different from that in the North. One feature (more properly two) is the patches of fuzziness, easily visible to the naked eye, known as the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. They take their name from Ferdinand...
Biography: Robert Boyle
By: Alison Bowler
Robert Boyle, often known as the father of modern chemistry, was the seventh and youngest son of Richard Boyle the first Earl of Cork. He was born at Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford, Ireland on January 27 1627. His education was typical for the son of...
By: Alison Bowler
Rubidium Symbol: Rb Atomic Number: 37 Atomic Mass: 85.4678 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 39.31 C (312.46 K, 102.76 F) Boiling Point: 688.0 C (961.15 K, 1270.4 F) Number of Protons: 37 Number of Electrons: 37 Number...
By: Alison Bowler
Magnesium Symbol: Mg Atomic Number: 12 Atomic Mass: 24.305 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 650.0°C (923.15 K, 1202.0°F) Boiling Point: 1090°C (1363 K, 1994°F) Number of Protons: 12Number of Electrons: 12Number of Neutrons: 12 Classification: MetalGroup...
By: Nish Laverz
As the worlds energy demand increases the amount of fossil fuels left for use to extract diminishes and climate change becomes more and more evident. We all need to do something to help the environment and make coal and gas last longer. Everyone should look...

 

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