Watch, as the Mad Scientist himself, Theodore Gray, demonstrates the incredible potential energy that’s released when certain atoms form chemical bonds.
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NASA has discovered a new bacteria that feeds on arsenic—the first time a microorganism has used a toxic chemical for growth and life. It was found in the salty Mono Lake in California. It had previously been assumed that organisms need phosphorous to function, but the bacteria uses arsenic in its place.
Hey Top Chemists out there: What does Arsenic have in common with Phosphorous?
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In this amazing simulation created by the world-renowned University of Colorado at Boulder, you can start a chain reaction, or introduce non-radioactive isotopes to prevent one. Control energy production in a nuclear reactor!
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Witness how stars are formed from vast clouds of protons, or hydrogen, the lightest element. Fusion, or the combination of elements such as hydrogen into heavier elements, is what powers stars. Eventually the high density of these newly-created elements will cause these stars to collapse under their own gravity and explode into supernovas.