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Do atoms ever touch? Yes, but not how you’d expect

The short answer is that they don’t. the longer one is that they do, and the contact between atoms is given by the zerom sum of attractive and repulsive forces between atoms. That means that if you bring two atoms close enough they are in contact if the attractive force between them is the same […]

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Mass and weight are almost the same – The Equivalence Principle

Mass is the quantity of matter an object has and it is measured in kilograms and weight is the *ahem* gravitational “force” that is attracting the objects towards the Earth and it is measured in newtons. Professor Mike Merrifield from the University of Nottingham explains why mass and weight are almost the same. When we […]

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Stop now and listen to this LHC rap/dubstep: Scale of the Universe

The Scale of the Universe is a subject often found in the middle of the interest of pretty much… everyone. The rap/dubstep video created by the guys from Sixty Symbols (YouTube) is totally amazing. They rounded up Dave and Vihart, yes THE Vihart, and created this incredbile song. It does make some sense and it […]

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