Category Archives: Fundamental Science: Physics

The fundamentals of Nature…

World smallest movies!

World’s smallest movies! Individual molecules are used as pixels to create animated movies by good ole IBM. 10,000 atoms and coupla frames to create a movie. Great stuff! www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/40970.wss#resource IBM scientists precisely positioned almost 10,000 atoms into nearly 250 images … Continue reading

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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was an amazing engineer. He invented a lot of things. Nikola Tesla was born in 1856 in Smiljan Lika, Croatia. He was the son of a Serbian Orthodox clergyman. Tesla studied engineering at the Austrian Polytechnic School. He … Continue reading

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Ruthenium – a rare earth metal

Ruthenium has the symbol Ru and the atomic number 44. Because of its ability to harden platinum and palladium, ruthenium is used in platinum and palladium alloys to make wear-resistant electrical contacts. Currently, 50 percent of the ruthenium is used … Continue reading

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