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An 1842 Photo Technique Still Has Its Charms

Decades ago, when my brother was first hired out of graduate school, one of their Swiss clients was kind enough to send him a hands-on science-gift every Christmas. 772 more words

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Matter: Anything which occupies space and has mass is called matter.

Classification of matter: On the basis of physical state, matter can be classified into solids, liquids and gases. 387 more words


Science from An Old Bucket of Water

If you climb a hill, you will notice that the trees are not perpendicular to the slope. With some variations due to wind, tree trunks generally meet the horizon at a right angle. 786 more words

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Atoms, and molecules, and bonds, OH my!


Everything in the world is chemistry … wait, come back, don’t be scared! It’s fun, I promise. Knowing a little something about the fundamentals of chemistry and matter will help you navigate the contents of your food and health products. 1,092 more words

Matter Matters: Science Fundamentals

Why I Have My Head In the Clouds

Last night I took the dog out just as an excuse to admire the sky. To fully appreciate it I didn’t immediately reach for the camera, I waited for my mind to clear, bent my neck back and the sky’s beauty sent my consciousness adrift with the clouds. 584 more words

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Electron Excitation

As previously discussed, atoms have a nucleus made of protons and neutrons surrounded by an electron cloud. An electron cloud is a way to describe where the electrons might be at any one time. 268 more words


Astronomical Beauty of Hydrogen

If you enjoy chemistry, physics and math, it’s difficult not to love astronomy. Where else can you find an extraterrestrial interplay of this trio of intellectual endeavours? 778 more words

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