News tagged with noble gases

Noble gases hitch a ride on hydrous minerals

The noble gases get their collective moniker from their tendency toward snobbishness. The six elements in the family, which includes helium and neon, don't normally bond with other elements and they don't ...

dateJun 16, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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The 'Magic' of Tin

(PhysOrg.com) -- The metal tin lacks the value and prestige of gold, silver, and platinum -- but to nuclear physicists, tin is magic.

dateAug 06, 2010 in General Physics
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We owe it all to comets

Comets have always fascinated us. A mysterious appearance could symbolize God's displeasure or mean a sure failure in battle, at least for one side. Now Tel Aviv University justifies our fascination -- comets ...

dateApr 28, 2009 in Space Exploration
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