News tagged with elements

Who discovered helium?

Scientists have understood for some time that the most abundant elements in the Universe are simple gases like hydrogen and helium. These make up the vast majority of its observable mass, dwarfing all the heavier elements ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Materials Science
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Giant gas cloud boomeranging back into Milky Way

Since astronomers discovered the Smith Cloud, a giant gas cloud plummeting toward the Milky Way, they have been unable to determine its composition, which would hold clues as to its origin. University of Notre Dame astrophysicist ...

dateJan 28, 2016 in Astronomy
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Fun with Lego (molecules)

A great childhood pleasure is playing with Legos and marveling at the variety of structures you can create from a small number of basic elements. Such control and variety of superstructures is a goal of polymer chemists, ...

dateJan 27, 2016 in Materials Science
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