SYMPHONY OF ATOMS - VARIATON NUMBER 1

submitted by: Jaime Aguirre
When Newlands made an analogy between his Law of Octaves and the musical scale he was laughed at by the members of the English Chemical Society, and his paper describing this law was rejected. But Newlands was not so disparate. Seeking musical patterns in natural phenomena has been a frequent endeavour throughout history. The Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras of Samos argued that celestial bodies in rotation gave off pitched sounds that blended into a cosmic harmony, which he...

SYMPHONY OF MATTER

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According to the Big Bang theory, after inflation stopped, the universe consisted of a quark–gluon plasma, as well as all other elementary particles. A few seconds later, quarks and gluons combined to form baryons such as protons and neutrons. The first nuclei were formed about three minutes after the Big Bang; neutrons combined with protons to form the hydrogen and helium content of the first stars. This process is called Big Bang nucleosynthesis. In the Big Bang nucleosynthesis...

PERIODIC CHARTS AT AN EXHIBITION

submitted by: Jaime Aguirre
When Newlands made an analogy between his Law of Octaves and the musical scale he was ridiculed by the members of the English Chemical Society, and his paper describing this law was rejected. But Newlands was not so incongruent. Seeking musical patterns in natural phenomena has been a frequent endeavor throughout history. The Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras of Samos argued that celestial bodies in rotation gave off pitched sounds that blended into a cosmic harmony, which he...

ELECTRONIC CRESCENDO

submitted by: Jaime Aguirre
In a flight of imagination to the beginning of the universe submerge your mind in the vastness of the newly formed space. Imagine you can see the constituents of the first atoms: electrons, protons, and neutrons. Now imagine the first atom as an electron surrounding a proton: hydrogen has been created…Add a second proton and two neutrons to the hydrogen nucleus, then add another electron around it, and helium is formed…And as the daydream continues the next element can be created by the...

SYMPHONY OF ATOMS

submitted by: Jaime Aguirre
When Newlands made an analogy between his Law of Octaves and the musical scale he was ridiculed by the members of the English Chemical Society, and his paper describing this law was rejected. But Newlands was not so incongruent. Seeking musical patterns in natural phenomena has been a frequent endeavor throughout history. The Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras of Samos argued that celestial bodies in rotation gave off pitched sounds that blended into a cosmic harmony, which he...

SCIENCE OF SPEED: CAR SAFETY

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Conservation of energy explains how NASCAR's new car helped driver Michael McDowell walk away from a scary crash at Texas Motor Speedway in 2008.

Rough Edit for Content Review: Magnets and Magnetism

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Video Rough Edit for Content Review: Attention Magnetic Mentors! Please view this footage from the Kids Judge! LA exhibit on magnetism in order to prepare for your upcoming events with fourth and fifth graders at Carver Elementary. There were a variety of activities presented at this exhibit; each activity was designed to help kids understand specific scientific concepts. All of the activities were compelling and fun but they are also valuable because they stimulate curiosity about what we...

Atoms to X-rays: How Do Proteins Fold? Theory Meets Experiments

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The machinery of life depends on proteins--large organic molecules composed of tens, hundreds or even thousands of amino acids bound together and folded into specifically shaped structures. How they fold into these three-dimensional structures is known as the second genetic code and is one of great challenges in science today. Join UCSD biophysicist Jose Onuchic, as he explores how physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics are all being applied to crack the protein folding mystery. Series:...