We all know that all matter in the universe is made up of microscopically small particles called atoms. The word atom comes from the Greek word άτομο, which means indivisible. Many ancient philosophers (like Kanada from India & Democritus from Greece) had a vague qualitative idea of the ultimate constituents of matter. Their views are… Continue reading Dalton’s Atomic Theory
Beryllium crystal might help us in the hunt for dark matter. Using a quark of quantum mechanics researchers have created a beryllium crystal which is capable of detecting very weak electromagnetic fields. This could be used to detect hypothetical dark matter particles called axions. Ana Maria Rey, an atomic physicist at JILA, a joint institute… Continue reading Could It Detect The Dark Matter Particles?
These days if you have got even the vaguest interest in the automotive world it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the pace of electric vehicle integration is accelerating rapidly. And it’s not just Tesla either. Just about all the major car manufacturers, plus several independent companies now have one or more electric vehicle options… Continue reading Is Battery Swapping Is The Way Ahead?
Hydraulic fracturing, Also Known As Fracking, is a Well stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a pressurized liquid. The process involves the high-pressure injection of ‘fracking fluid’ (primarily water, containing sand or other proppants suspended with the aid of thickening agents) into a wellbore to create cracks in the deep-rock formations through which natural gas, petroleum, and brine will flow more freely. When the hydraulic pressure is removed from the well, small grains of hydraulic fracturing proppants (either sand or aluminium oxide) hold the fractures op
Florida State University researchers have discovered a novel structure for organic-inorganic hybrid materials that shows potential for more efficient technologies.
A team of scientists believes they have discovered the first extraterrestrial protein known to humanity. Using a new analysis technique, the researchers claim to have found the out-of-this-world discovery inside a meteorite that fell to Earth some 30 years ago.