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New type of nuclear fission discovered

( -- Nuclear fission, or the splitting of a heavy nucleus, usually results in symmetrical fragments of the same mass. Physicists attribute the few known examples of fission that is asymmetric to the formation ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in General Physics report
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Dense hydrogen in a new light

( —Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. The way it responds under extreme pressures and temperatures is crucial to our understanding of matter and the nature of hydrogen-rich planets.

dateJun 03, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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