The Most Explosive Substance on Earth

The Most Explosive Substance on Earth

What non-nuclear substance is the most explosive? Octanitrocubane (ONC) was first synthesized in 1999 by Philip Eaton and Mao-Xi Zhang at the University of Chicago. It was soon discovered that ONC ranks number one as the most explosive non-nuclear substance. Part of...
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Physik mit Büroklammern

Physik mit Büroklammern

Büroklammern sind allgegenwärtig. Sie schaffen aber nicht nur Ordnung im Papierstapel sondern lassen sich auch für verblüffende physikalische Experimente einsetzen. So geben sie einfache Kreisel ab und veranschaulichen die Formen von Ketten und Hängebrücken. Vater...
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Polymer science in your contact lenses

Polymer science in your contact lenses

Early Contact Lenses The correction of vision using contact lenses is a very challenging problem. One constraint arises from the fact that the eye needs oxygen to carry out its metabolic processes, and obviously cannot tolerate a complicated network of arteries and...
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Breeding rabbits: Are Interactions Important?

Breeding rabbits: Are Interactions Important?

Imaginary Rabbit Breeding Many of us have learned that, when experimenting with several factors, we must investigate one factor at a time, keeping all others fixed. This method makes it all but impossible to detect factor interactions. A common response to this is...
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