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A sample of transparent wood created by scientists at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm

Is Transparent Wood a Good Eco-Friendly Alternative to Glass?

A sample of transparent wood created by scientists at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Credit: Peter Larsson When you think about the materials used to make window panes, wood is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind. How can this brown and opaque material create transparent windows that allow us …

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Tracking the composition of matter

How did Rutherford discover the nucleus?

Table of Contents In the early 18th century, the atom was considered indivisible. But we know that atoms can be further divided into protons, neutrons, and electrons. JJ Thomson and Ernst Rutherford proved that the atom is divisible by their discovery of the electron and the nucleus. So, how did Rutherford discover the nucleus? By …

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Ant Robots

Ant Robots: Swarms of Ants Have Inspired Robots

Why choose ants as an inspiration for designing robots?​ It is often said that humans are social animals. But have you ever wondered if there are other animals that are known for their social behavior? Yes, there are! Ants, termites, bees, butterflies, and moths are all especially social animals. This means that these animals always …

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Fireworks

How Do Fireworks Work: The Art and Science Behind It

I’ve always been fascinated by fireworks and how cool they look exploding up in the sky in different colors and shapes, especially when they are perfectly timed with the music. It all combines together to make for a really magical experience. Read on to learn all about the history, engineering, art, and science of fireworks.

Bioluminescence

How Bioluminescence Creates Glowing Ocean Waves?

https://youtu.be/sE6GB4i2TxE Glowing colourful light underwater looks like magic, but like most things, it can be explained with science. These colours are created by tiny single-cell organisms called dinoflagellates. These unique little creatures can be found across the world, some feast on sunlight, others on fellow organisms. Not all of them are bioluminescent, and scientists believe …

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