By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
The moon does not emit light of its own. Instead, it is illuminated, meaning it reflects light from the sun. As it revolves round the Earth, a person can see the moon in different shapes. At times, the moon may appear full meaning a person...
Introduction to organic chemistry
By: Zachary Zuccaro
Organic chemistry has long been notorious as one of the most difficult of undergraduate university classes; however, it is a very important field central to modern medicine and many of the biological sciences. Put simply, organic chemistry is "the study of carbon compounds" (Clark, Williams...
By: Michael Prather - 660563
When asked to list the individuals they believe have had the greatest impact on modern science, most people will undoubtedly list Albert Einstein. He was, without a doubt, one of the most profound thinkers of the 20th century. "Time" magazine even bestowed upon him the...
By: Christyl Rivers
What really happens the instant the sun blinks off? Nothing at all, for about eight minutes, the time it takes light to travel to Earth from the sun. Then it would truly be a terrifying darkness that would engulf the planet. Even the moon just...
What is a Perseid meteor?
By: Leigh Goessl
Various meteor showers appear in the night skies throughout the year in most months. Some showers are more prominent than others, and the level of visibility may vary from year-to-year depending upon weather conditions and the moon's cycle at a given time. The Perseids meteor...
By: Zachary Zuccaro
Every atom contain a nucleus which contains protons and usually neutrons. Electrons orbit the nucleus in an electron "cloud" at different energy levels. An electron cloud is divided into atomic orbitals which are just the locations where certain electrons are most likely to be found...
What is a Perseid meteor?
By: Christine Zibas
Every year, people around the world look forward to the end of summer star show otherwise known as the Perseid Meteor Showers. That leads one to pose the question: Just what is a Perseid Meteor? In fact, there is no meteor, rather, the annual show...
What is ethylene tetrafluoroethylene?
By: Amber Celeste
What do cone shaped stadium roofs and hand held medical devices share in common? Both of them may contain the plastic polymer ethylene terafluoroethylene (abbreviated “ETFE’). A “polymer “is defined as a large molecule composed of many small, repeating structural units...
How scientists accidentally discovered the world's thinnest sheet of glass
By: Leigh Goessl
A team of scientists from Cornell University, located in New York, and Germany's University of Ulm reported a remarkable discovery last year after they created an amazingly thin pane of glass. According to Mashable, the "pane is so thin that it's actually two-dimensional." And...
By: Amber Celeste
Some industries in this century employ compounds of thallium, a toxic metallic element, for a variety of commercial purposes. However, certain properties of this substance probably restrict its overall usefulness in the marketplace. Thallium often figures amongst the harmful materials which must be removed from...

 

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