Metallic Hydrogen

Deep inside the planet Jupiter, pressures reach millions of times those on Earth’s surface. There, the element hydrogen undergoes a radical transformation. I have read several science articles about there being metallic hydrogen at Jupiter’s core. If we could create this sort of metal here on Earth, what could it be used for? The element …

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Autism a developmental disorder of the brain

People with autism show three types of symptoms: Problems with social interaction. Problems with verbal and nonverbal communication and imagination. Unusual or severely limited interests and activities. Autism affects between two and 10 of every 10,000 people, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. It strikes boys four times as often as …

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Nanotechnology with ralph merkle

About nanotechnology with Ralph Merkle – What exactly is it?

Nanotechnology involves working with extremely small things — things that can be measured in nanometers. A nanometer is one millionth the size of a pinhead. That’s also about the width of ten hydrogen atoms laid out side by side. Scientists in many fields — from medicine to computing to materials science — are attempting to …

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Middle jurassic paleogeographic maps

Stunning paleogeographic maps of Earth’s ancient landscapes

Ronald Blakey at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Blakey, a geologist, creates paleogeographic maps of Earth’s ancient landscapes. Ronald Blakey: I’m actually an artist. . . and so I understand colors and how colors blend and how you can overlay serveral colors or blend several colors together to get an effect and so forth. Now …

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