Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Arrhenius, Svante (2010-08), Nobel Lectures in Chemistry, 1901-1995 (Vols 1-7), World Scientific Publishing Company, Retrieved on 2011-09-12
Folksonomies: chemistry lectures

Memes

12 SEP 2011

 Physics Demonstrates the Principle that Everything has a ...

At first sight nothing seems more obvious than that everything has a beginning and an end, and that everything can be subdivided into smaller parts. Nevertheless, for entirely speculative reasons the philosophers of Antiquity, especially the Stoics, concluded this concept to be quite unnecessary. The prodigious development of physics has now reached the same conclusion as those philosophers, Empedocles and Democritus in particular, who lived around 500 B.C. and for whom even ancient man had a...
Folksonomies: physics philosophy classics
Folksonomies: physics philosophy classics
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From the lecture 'Development of the Theory of Electrolytic Dissociation' by Svante Arrhenius.

14 SEP 2011

 What If Nuclear Power Sets Off a Chain Reaction with All ...

Should the research worker of the future discover some means of releasing this [atomic] energy in a form which could be employed, the human race will have at its command powers beyond the dream of scientific fiction, but the remotest possibility must always be considered that the energy once liberated will be completely uncontrollable and by its intense violence detonate all neighbouring substances. In this event, the whole of the hydrogen on earth might be transformed at once and the success...
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Quoting Francis William Aston: The end result would be published as a new star.