News tagged with hydrogen atoms

The promise of ion beam cancer therapy

For certain kinds of cancer, the most effective therapy does not use x-rays or gamma rays but beams of ions, the electrically charged cores of atoms, including hydrogen ions (protons) and heavier ions such ...

Oct 19, 2010
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Magnetic anomalies shield the Moon

Scientists have discovered a new type of solar wind interaction with airless bodies in our solar system. Magnetized regions called magnetic anomalies, mostly on the far side of the Moon, were found to strongly ...

Sep 28, 2010
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Ripples in the cosmic background

(PhysOrg.com) -- The universe was created 13.73 billion years ago in a blaze of light -- the big bang. We also think that, about 380,000 years later, after matter (mostly hydrogen atoms) had cooled enough ...

Sep 07, 2010
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German researchers take a look inside molecules

Looking at individual molecules through a microscope is part of nanotechnologists' everyday lives. However, it has so far been difficult to observe atomic structures inside organic molecules. In the renowned ...

Aug 20, 2010
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Dark matter is held together by 'attractors'

The universe consists of a large amount of invisible matter - dark matter. We do not know what it is, but we know that it is there and that without dark matter there would be no galaxies, and hence stars, ...

Aug 10, 2010
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