An introduction to NMR spectroscopy and its utility in science
By: Sam Blazer
Every chemist must know the principles behind Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Nuclear magnetic resonance is a technique which utilizes the properties of the nucleus of the atom, in order to decode the structure of the molecule. It is thus an important tool for chemists who would...
By: Samuel Chacon
Imagine a car parked anywhere; what could be said about it? (1) Engineers and auto workers had the ability to make the car, and (2) someone bought it, drove it, and parked it. Einstein's vision would be, "the car represents E=mc2." (Note: c2 represents...
By: Leigh Goessl
Scientists have found an unusual looking planet that is being described by experts as a 'diamond planet'. The planet is located about 4,000 light years away from Earth and is believed to be the remnants of a large star that lost its outer layers...
By: William O'Neal Stringer
There are two types of explosives. Low explosives and high explosives. Gun powder, in a bullet cartridge, creates a relatively slow reaction and low pressure. It is considered a low explosive. It's the expanding gas that discharges the object from the gun barrel. This reaction...
What are high explosives?
By: Sarah Heller
The term “high explosives” comes up frequently in many Hollywood movies, but the term is often misused to describe any kind of material that can be ignited and exploded. In fact, the term “high explosives”, however refer to a specific group of materials...
By: Terrence Aym
Throughout history alien life has been claimed to be on Earth, yet most of those claims have had no scientific basis.Explorers have asserted that they made discoveries of alien life in the darkest corners of the world, but were able to provide no proof...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Solar storm "forecasts" are causing increasing anxiety for all who depend on delicate electronic hardware, the power grids and the Internet. If the most powerful type of solar storm were to hit the Earth, the problems would range from widespread and lengthy power outages to...
By: Andrew Moran
Type la supernovae, also labelled as “zombie stars,” are a group of special neutron stars that explode as they die and then revive themselves by consuming the energy of nearby stars. They are called “zombies” because they are dead but come back...
By: Rene Gonzalez
Last month marks two important events for those who are concerned about the reliable support and future of the International Space Station. It not only marks the retirement of NASA’s space shuttle program, but it also marks the serious setbacks associated with depending on...
Revealed: Ancient meteorites showered Earth with gold
By: Terrence Aym
Twinkling stars may look like diamonds in the sky, but iron meteorites seeded the world with gold.That's the fascinating conclusion that a new study, "The tungsten isotopic composition of the Earth’s mantle before the terminal bombardment," published in the journal Nature reveals...

 

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