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What Is Viscose?

Viscose is a type of wood cellulose acetate. It is made from both natural materials and synthetic materials created only in laboratories. It is frequently used in the manufacturing and medical industry, so most people actually have a product that contains viscose in their homes. For example,...

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What Is Zinc?

Zinc is a kind of metallic chemical element. It is considered to be a transition metal, similar to nickel and mercury. It has the chemical symbol of ZN with an atomic number of 30. In its pure form it has a kind of light blue color. It tends to be quite brittle at room temperature but, once it is...

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How Does an Atomic Bomb Work?

The atomic bomb is the most powerful weapon in the world. It triggers a nuclear chain reaction, which can unleash the energy equivalent of a million, or even a billion, TNT. The atomic bomb was developed in the Manhattan Project, under the leadership of General Leslie Groves. The first “test”...

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What Are Cranberries?

Cranberries are a popular ingredient and snack. These are native to North America and were already enjoyed by the Native Americans. They also enjoy a special and traditional place on the Thanksgiving table, as the cranberry sauce served right next to the roasted turkey. Aside from this, dried...

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What Are Epsom Salts?

Epsom salts are actually magnesium sulfate (with the chemical formula MgS04-7H2O). It is a mineral that can be found in water. The name “Epsom” refers to a town in England where it was first distilled and marketed as a kind of all-around cure. Epsom salts are used as a bath salt. Many people will...

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Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?

When it comes to classifying stainless steel as having magnetic properties, there is not a simple yes and no answer. Instead, the proper response would be to state that it depends. Here is some information about stainless steel that will help to identify situations in which this alloy exhibits...

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Divorce Clustering Subject of Researchers

Divorce clustering" subject of researchers from three North American universities.  Sociologists and psychologists led by Dr. Rose McDermott of Brown University in Rhode Island found that any divorce causes a ripple effect through families, friends, and even work colleagues. Dr. McDermott and...

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Chupacabras Killed in Texas, With Sightings Elsewhere

Chupacabras have been killed in Texas with sightings elsewhere.  Frank Hackett, a Hood County Animal Control Officer found one chupacabra in a barn the week of July 5th, 2010.  Hackett found the animal in a barn and shot it to death when it growled at him.  10 miles away, rancher...

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British Researchers Claim Chicken Came Before Egg

British researchers claim the chicken came before the egg.  Dr. Colin Freeman, from Sheffield University, led a team from Sheffield and Warwick University and found scientific proof that the chicken came before the egg.  Freeman states "It had long been suspected that the egg came first...

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Typhoon Conson Slams Phillipines, Heads Toward China

Typhoon Consone slams the Philippines and heads toward China.  Reports from Manila, Philippines state that the first typhoon of the 2010 season disrupted power lines and killed at least 26 people on Wednesday, July 14, 2010.  Thirty eight people, including many fisherman caught at sea,...