By: Wendy S. Melton
Activated charcoal and carbon act as filters and are widely used in medicines and purification mechanisms. What makes this charcoal different than other forms like the briquettes we use in our grills? Activated charcoal is infused with large amounts of oxygen. Treating charcoal in this...
By: Maffew James
Activated charcoal is a remarkable material that has many uses in industry and medicine. It is an effective and readily available tool for water purification, cleaning up chemical spills and waste, and in medicine for removing poisons and drugs from the stomachs of humans and...
How activated charcoal works
By: Blaise Pascal
Activated charcoal, more commonly known as activated carbon, is a form of carbon that has been treated to change its properties. The treatment can be done through a physical or a chemical process but the end result is an increase in the surface area and...
Overview of the half-life of radioactive elements
By: Maffew James
All elements that have an atomic number greater than 82 are radioactive. Some isotopes of smaller elements can also be radioactive, and a lot of radioactive elements have several isotopes, making radioactivity a common phenomena.What is radiation and what makes an element radioactive?Elements...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The use of activated charcoal for detoxifying or decontamination of stomach content, in instances of self or accidental poisoning, have been practiced for many decades. It is considered one of the mainstays of decontamination in acute poisoning while many different variations of its use, which...
New Japanese HRP-4C robot walks like a girl
By: Sam E. Jones
Everyone knows there is a something about the way a girl walks. It’s not just about getting from here to there, it’s about getting from here to there as a girl. Nature has been hard at work for millions of years crafting that...
By: Francis Jock
At the heart of every radio frequency transmitter is an array of electronic circuitry generating a RF signal that carries useful information, or intelligence. First, an oscillating circuit generates a continuous, steady state signal, referred to as the carrier wave, fixed to a discrete frequency...
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
You may not know the term “proximity switch” but you have seen them in action; you may use them when you golf, fish or hunt, and you may have even sworn at them from time to time. A proximity switch will either open or...
By: Janet Grischy
The scientific argument against astrology is strong, yet astrology thrives. Some people even believe that an argument against astrology is an argument against astronomy, conflating science and pseudoscience completely. Then too, horoscopes are usually flattering, exciting, and vague enough that some part of their assessment...
By: Indigo Walker
Science and truth are very closely intertwined. Truth is what occurs in the universe and why. Science is the pursuit of truth and the use of helpful knowledge. Without truth, science cannot exist. Without science, truth has no purpose in a society. Truth It can...

 

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