Michelle Watkins

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The Age Of The Superbug Is Already Here

The U.N. is convening a landmark meeting this week on antibiotic resistance, but scientists are concerned the action may be too late.<p>When the United Nations General Assembly convenes a high-level meeting about a health issue, it’s clear there’s a crisis that requires our immediate attention. And …

How Semiconductors Work

Semiconductors have had a monumental impact on our society. You find semiconductors at the heart of microprocessor chips as well as transistors. …

Facts about Transistors

Discovery of the transistor probably began when Thomas Edison discovered the light bulb in 1879.<p>in 1897, the scientist who also discovered the …

Nanotech

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Transistors

Transistors<p>Electronics began with the development of the transistor in the 1950s. Transistors are tiny electronic switches and amplifiers. Several thousand transistors can be put on a piece of silicon with a surface area of just 1mm2.<p>Transistors have three main uses:<p>as an electronic switch within a …

The Transistor

Share this:<p>To cite this page<br>MLA style: "The Transistor". <i>Nobelprize.org.</i> Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 23 Jun 2018. …

Stem Cells

How do transistors work?

Your brain contains around 100 billion cells called neurons—the tiny switches that let you think and remember things. Computers contain billions of …

Silicon Facts for Kids - Element Si, Properties, Uses, Glass, Silica

• The chemical element Silicon has a symbol Si and atomic number 14.<p>Silicon is a metalloid (or semimetal). This means it has some properties like a …

Silicon Valley

Chemistry for Kids: Elements - Silicon

Silicon is used in a variety of applications and materials. Most applications of silicon use silicate minerals. These include glass (made from sand), …

Chemistry

A company you've never heard of is quietly leading the driverless-car revolution

NVIDIA (pronounced en-vid-eya) has been around for 23 years, but you may not have heard of it.<p>That's because it's a company working on big projects behind the scenes. It's first foray into the tech world was as a 3D-graphics company, primarily designing the graphics used in video-gaming. But that …

China's Race To Space Domination

To gain an edge here on Earth, China is pushing ahead in space<p>Before this decade is out, humanity will go where it’s never gone before: the far side of the moon. This dark side—forever facing away from us—has long been a mystery. No human-made object has ever touched its surface. The mission will …

The Best Month To Go

Your month-by-month guide to the hottest destinations, from Cuba to Croatia.<p>With the chilly months fast approaching, we round up the best European …

Costa Rica

This periodic table of endangered elements is fascinating

We're all familiar with the periodic table, but the majority of non-chemists probably aren't familiar with the everyday uses of some of the many elements it contains. Some elements that many haven't heard of find uses in technologies or applications we take for granted - but the supplies of these …

Potassium Chlorate Vs 5lb Gummy Bear

What is an Alloy? - Naked Science Scrapbook

World's Tiniest Movie Uses Atoms As Actors

"A Boy and His Atom" is the must-see film of the year.<p>Scientists at IBM Research have just earned a Guinness world record for the smallest movie ever: They created a stop-motion film by moving atoms, one at a time, across a copper surface. The result is the sweet story of a boy named Atom, who …

Just How Small is an Atom?

TED-Ed | Periodic Videos

A lesson about every single element on the periodic table<p>1<p>H<p>Hydrogen<p>2<p>He<p>Helium<p>✚ Lanthanide Series ✱ Actinide Series<p>Alkali Metals<p>Alkaline Earth …

What's a Penny Made Of?

A penny is not what you think. Indeed, from 1793 to 1837, a cent was pure copper. But newer pennies are made mostly of zinc.<p>Here's the history, …