Christmas 2009: Chemistry gift ideas for children
By: Glen Brizius
Professional chemists usually remember with fondness the very first chemistry set given to them by their parents. Not every child given a chemistry gift for Christmas is destined to grow up to become a chemist. However, that's not even the point. Simply by giving...
By: Todd Pheifer
Buying gifts for the adult that is interested in astronomy can have some wide variance in terms of selections. Some adults are very much into astronomy and know a fair amount about the subject. They may have a certain amount of equipment that goes beyond...
By: Tarek Musslimani
The atom phosphorus is located below nitrogen in the periodic table. It has similar electronic configuration to nitrogen except that it can form an extended octet. As a result of this fact phosphorus can form more bonds than nitrogen. It can form up to five...
The best sources of energy for the future
By: Walt Robbins
Back in the late 1950's, ideas for the use of small nuclear reactors for various purposes were in vogue. During that period, when I worked for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, I heard speculation over the possible use of atomic energy to run our...
How understanding chemistry can help you in daily life
By: Glen Brizius
Every day, we're faced with decisions. Some decisions - buying a car, choosing a mate - we take more seriously than other decisions. Sometimes we have only a few seconds to spend on making a gut instinct call. Having a solid knowledge of chemistry will...
By: Todd Pheifer
When kids are younger, astronomy can definitely be a subject of great wonder. Looking up at the sky at night can be a lot of fun as kids look at the moon, stars, and any other celestial bodies that happen to be in view. Of...
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
The last time U.S. astronauts landed on the moon was 11 December 1972, in an act of exploratory courage avoided for the next thirty-nine years. That era's space travelers didn't stay very long, and by all appearances the next trip won't be for a...
By: Tami Port MS
Real blood is dark red and has a thick consistency, so getting theatrical blood to appear realistic can be tricky. A concoction that is too thin, and brightly colored, will look artificial, like paint. Here's the perfect recipe for realistic-looking, non-toxic and completely edible fake...
By: John Traveler
In 1927, Monsignor Georges Lamaitre formulated his hypothesis of a primeval atom as the incipient stage of the universe. Lamaitre's theory was based on Einstein's theory of relativity and the premise that matter and energy are different phases of the same thing. Lamaitre's primeval atom...
How to contact Bogdan Maglich
By: Brian Dodson
How to Contact Bogdan Maglich Bogdan Maglich is a Serbian-born physicist, receiving his Ph.D. in high-energy physics from MIT in 1959. In the following years his rather successful research career took him to Berkeley, CERN, the University of Pennsylvania, and finally to Rutgers, where...

 

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