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Binding together repelling atoms

Basic chemistry tells us that a bond between atoms can form if it is energetically more favorable for the atoms to stick together than staying apart. This fundamentally requires an attractive force between ...

Jul 31, 2013 4.8 / 5 (6) 0

Need an expert? Try the crowd

In 1714, the British government held a contest. They offered a large cash prize to anyone who could solve the vexing "longitude problem" — how to determine a ship's east/west position on the open ocean ...

Aug 14, 2012 4.2 / 5 (6) 23 | with audio podcast