By: Alison Bowler
The semi-metal element Boron, with atomic number 5, occurs in group 13 and period 2 of the periodic table. It is solid at room temperature and melts at 2348 K (2075 C, 3767 F) then boils at 4273 K (4000 C, 7232 F). This brownish/black...
By: Michael Capraro
BLEVE is an acronym for Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion. Even if the term is unfamiliar to you, you might be familiar with the dramatic results of a BLEVE from news reports of chemical plant fires or train derailments. This is a brief introduction...
What is the next leap in physics?
By: Eric Goudie
There are a number of things that could constitute the next leap in physics, thanks to countless incremental steps in many different areas. The next leap in physics will have to be something that transcends the scientific community and grabs the popular psyche. More than...
Noteworthy features of the solar system
By: Brian Dodson
Welcome to Planet Earth, the third planet from a star named the Sun. [Because of the limitations of Helium, this article links to images of the astronomical wonders of our universe. Please click on the links to feast your eyes on the images being...
By: Alison Bowler
Xenon, a relatively inert element, is one of the noble gases. Over the years, a number of valuable uses for members of the noble gas class of elements have evolved. Xenon is no exception with a number of commercially viable uses. The production of xenon...
Variety of stars: H-R diagrams
By: Roberto Chiodetti
The H-R Diagram: evolution of a star For countless millennia humans looked at the sly at night and saw millions of flickering lights, night after night it was the same spectacle, unchanged generation after generation. After few hundred generations they had this eureka moment...
By: Alison Bowler
When Dimitri Mendeleev first produced his periodic table in 1871 there were a number of gaps where elements were at the time undiscovered. To one of these gaps, at atomic number 31, Mendeleev assigned the element the provisional name of ekaaluminum. Four years later the...
Are there more than three States of Matter
By: Charles Fleyn
Yes, I believe, hell, it's been proven, that there are more than just the three basic states of matter. We have solids, which are easily recognizable, with molecules packed tightly together, liquids, which flow easily, containing free molecules, and gas, which contains molecules with enough...
Are there more than three States of Matter in our Multi Dimensional Universe
By: VampAngel1111
Besides the obvious facts regarding the most recently discovered fourth state of matter, explained in J.G.R.'s "Yes" article on, Plasma... Try to clear your mind and imagine for a moment the vastness of our universe, which the world's top scientific communities now...
What is matter?
By: Effie Moore Salem
Matter is a tangible, touchable substance that can be seen, touched, tasted, and felt. Matter is opposed to the intangibles that exist because of the interactions with other forces of nature. In educational studies, dependent upon the course of study, matter may have slightly different...

 

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