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Neutron

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A neutron, together with an electron and a proton, makes up an atom, the tiny particle that is the building block of all matter and everything that is in the universe. These three components of an atom were once thought to be the very basic building blocks of matter, but later discoveries unearthed the existence […]

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Redshift

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Redshift is an important concept in astronomy that is used to describe the distance of a far away object. As a term in physics, redshift refers to the change in the frequency of a photon from higher to lower energy and accordingly from shorter to longer wavelength. In simple terms though this just means that […]

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Relativity

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A groundbreaking development in the field of science occurred in the early parts of the 20th century when Albert Einstein introduced the theory of relativity to a world that mostly thought that everything in the universe – space and time – are fixed into place.

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Radio Waves

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When you hear the term radio wave, you automatically think of broadcasting, mobile communications, and navigation systems. This is a limited perception referring to the lot of artificially-produced radio waves. Naturally-occurring radio waves, on the other hand, are produced by astronomical objects and lightning.

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Shock Wave

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A shock wave is a type of disturbance propagating outward. Just like any ordinary wave, it carries with it energy that spreads out through solid, liquid, or gas mediums. In some cases, shockwaves can also spread out without those mediums, but through specific fields like the electromagnetic field.

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Precession

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The term Precession is usually associated with the fields of Physics and Astronomy. It is usually defined as the change in orientation of the rotational axis of a certain object or celestial body. Also, this term in astronomy refers to the many slow, continuous and gravity dependent changes in direction of a body’s orbital conditions, […]

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Prism

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In science, there will always be the term prism, especially when the field of optics is involved. A prism is an optical equipment with a transparent color, a flat, triangular shaped, and polished surface, which refracts light.

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Planck Scale

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When you hear of the planck scale, you’ll have to think small and hot but no, I wasn’t referring to red and green jalapeño peppers. I am, in fact, talking about this theory in physics that is the subject of much debate among physicists both young and old.

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Photovoltaic

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The Sun’s radiation emits tons and tons of energy. This energy is used up by living things to sustain life and survive. The Sun’s radiation is continuously being utilized as green and clean technology to supply electricity in remote areas and to save the environment by minimizing the production of greenhouse gases. With the Sun’s […]

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Parallax

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The Sun, Moon, stars and other celestial objects are beyond the reach of any instrument that can be used by observers here on Earth. Measuring the distance of a celestial object from the Earth might seem to be complicated. But measuring the distance of these remote entities have been simplified by the concept of parallax.

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