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Latest chemical element Stories

2012-06-01 11:09:13

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology found a method to locate single gold atoms on a surface.

2011-05-21 00:01:24

For many decades, researchers tried to formulate theories—such as the String Theory—to account for flaws in the Standard Model of the element, whose spherical design could not account for gravity.

2011-04-26 15:11:31

Last fall, EARTH caught up with geochemistry grad student Jeremy Jacquot as he was about to embark on the first U.S.-led GEOTRACES cruise across the Atlantic, where he and 32 researchers were hoping to measure and track concentrations of various trace elements and isotopes.

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2011-02-03 12:21:19

Physicists find new clues to element synthesis in supernovae while exploring an 'island of inversion'.

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2010-12-16 08:55:00

For the first time in history, a change will be made to the atomic weights of some elements listed on the Periodic table of the chemical elements posted on walls of chemistry classrooms and on the inside covers of chemistry textbooks worldwide.

2010-03-01 15:32:24

Rice University researchers have found a way to stitch graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) into a two-dimensional quilt that offers new paths of exploration for materials scientists.

2010-02-24 11:26:22

The name proposed by GSI for the heaviest chemical element has been officially endorsed.

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2010-02-10 07:32:06

An exotic form of carbon has been found to have an extra large nucleus, dwarfing even the nuclei of much heavier elements like copper and zinc, in experiments performed in a particle accelerator in Japan.

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2009-11-11 14:30:00

"For almost 10 years we have tried to find out what distinguishes stars with planetary systems from their barren cousins," says Garik Israelian, lead author of a paper appearing this week in the journal Nature.


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2005-05-25 17:01:27

Sulfur (or Sulphur; see spelling below) is the chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol S and atomic number 16. It is an abundant, tasteless, odorless, multivalent non-metal. Sulfur, in its native form, is a yellow crystaline solid. In nature, it can be found as the pure element or as sulfide and sulfate minerals. It is an essential element for life and is found in several amino acids. Its commercial uses are primarily in fertilizers but it is also widely used in gunpowder,...

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