Plating is a surface is covered with a thin layer of metal, being usually a conductive surface. This has been used for hundreds of years and is still used nowadays. It is used for decorating objects, for corrosion inhibition to reduce friction or improve weareability and for other industrial purposes. Plating is also used for jewelry finishing. [click to continue…]

Seismograph

Seismograph or seismometer is called the sensitive instrument which detects the seismic waves generate by earthquakes.

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Antifreeze Proteins

Antifreeze proteins or also known as Ice structuring proteins are referring to a class of substances, called polypeptides, which are produced by certain plants and bacteria. This polypeptides permit to plants and bacteria to survive in sub-zero environments. Antifreeze proteins bind ice crystals and inhibit recrystallization of ice. This ability of some insects, fish and [...]

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Bacteria

Bacteria are a generic name for a large part of microorganisms. Depending on their type, batteria may have a variety of forms and a wide range of shapes.

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Nuclear Energy

We call Nuclear Energy the energy which is created in a nuclear reaction, which represent the changes that nay occur in the structure of the nuclei of the atoms.

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Atom

The atom is the basic unit of matter, which consists in a dense central nucleus, surrounded by electrons negatively charged. The central nucleus contains a mix of protons positively charged and neutral neutrons.

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Coal and Underground coal gasification

Coal, as we all might know it, is used in the Energy Department, as is mostly used as a combustible. It can be found underground as a sedimentary rock in different layers. Depending on the layer and the age of the deposit, the coal is formed from dead plants which are converted into peat, then [...]

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