Posts Tagged: ‘carbon’
You Asked: How will graphene change the world? Marshall Brain Answered: Graphene is a very simple substance – it is made of carbon atoms perfectly arranged as an atom-thick mesh. Think about a net made of carbon atoms, each bonded to its three nearest neighbors to form a honeycomb pattern. You can see the atomic […]
Although diamonds are incredibly expensive, they’re only lumps of concentrated carbon (one of the most common elements on earth). So how do these diamonds form — and how big can they grow? Tune in and learn why the largest diamonds may be in space.
Carbon fiber is now common in everything from tennis rackets to bicycle frames. It is a big part of Formula 1 cars and many supercars as well. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner uses carbon fiber extensively. Why has carbon fiber become so popular? The following video gives you a nice introduction to the fiber…
The Myth, the Math, the Sex – “One survey, recently reported by the federal government, concluded that men had a median of seven female sex partners. Women had a median of four male sex partners. Another study, by British researchers, stated that men had 12.7 heterosexual partners in their lifetimes and women had 6.5. But […]
When you think of future bone replacement methods, you probably either imagine cultivated, lab-grown tissue or some manner of steel and plastic implants. You probably don’t think of wood — at least not inside you. Too many weird “George Washington had carved chompers” connotations to think about. Yet Discovery News is reporting a new procedure may make it possible to turn a block of wood into artificial bone. It’s not simply a matter of whittling a femur out of red oak, though.
When it comes to environmentally-friendly use of resources, are computers a better option than paper? Tune in as the TechStuff guys tackle the complicated topic of electricity versus paper in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
My father-in-law is a fan of the site and loves discussing article topics with me. A couple of months back, we wound up discussing methods of tinkering with the environment and brought up the ridiculous notion of setting off nuclear weapons to counter global warming. I blogged about this a while ago. Anyway, my father-in-law recommended another strategy: set off some volcanoes.
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