Posts Tagged 'science'

All About Uranium

From Popular Science –

Since the German chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth identified uranium in 1789, atomic number 92 has become one of the most troubling substances on the planet. It’s naturally radioactive, but its isotope uranium-235 also happens to be fissile, as Nazi nuclear chemists learned in 1938, when they did the impossible and split a uranium nucleus in two.

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Scientists Give Mice Infrared Night Vision

According to Extreme Tech –

Like us, mice can’t see in the infrared. Well, most mice can’t. There are a few rodents in a laboratory that can see infrared light after being enhanced with special nanoparticles. The team thinks a similar procedure could work on humans, giving you night vision without any bulky goggles. You just need to be willing to get nanoparticles injected into your eye

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No One Violates The Universal Law of Urination

According to SmithsonianMag.com –

The team filmed rats, dogs, goats, cows and elephants urinating and gathered footage from YouTube of others relieving themselves. Combining this with data on mass, bladder pressure and urethra size, they were able to create a mathematical model of urinary systems to show why mammals take the same time to empty their bladder, despite the difference in bladder size.

China Lands A Rover On The Moon’s Far Side

According to Cnet –

China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft achieved the milestone at 10:26 a.m. on Jan. 3 in Beijing (6:26 p.m. PT on Jan. 2), with the country’s space agency landing its lunar probe in Von Karman crater on the moon’s mysterious far side.

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World’s Fastest Camera – 10 Trillion Frames Per Second

According to Phys.org –

. . . nothing beats a clear image, says INRS professor and ultrafast imaging specialist Jinyang Liang. He and his colleagues, led by Caltech’s Lihong Wang, have developed what they call T-CUP: the world’s fastest camera, capable of capturing 10 trillion (1013) frames per second (Fig. 1). This new camera literally makes it possible to freeze time to see phenomena—and even light—in extremely slow motion.

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Solar Cell Basics [video]

Watch a short video from PBS that explains a little of the basics of photovoltaic cells and silicon. The full 53 minute documentary can also be watched on the page.

10 Facts About Silicon

According to MentalFloss –

Silicon is a metalloid: an element with properties not quite like a metal, nor exactly like a non-metal. If you have a cell phone in your pocket or dirt on your shoes, you’re carrying silicon. Learn more about this ever-present element.

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