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Open Science Wiki

OpenScience is a community effort by students to bring conceptual explanation and detailed information about various topics in the various fields of science. Students will share their knowledge, research, and ideas about scientific discoveries and the workings of nature as we know it. This wiki will have sections for broader science areas like biology, chemistry, and physics, which will be stubdivided by concept/topic groups. The goal of this wiki is not only to be a repository of scientific knowledge, but also to provide explanations and even lessons such that students can learn about interesting topics outside of the classroom in a way that is coherent and understandable.





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Half Life

When the atoms of radioactive elements disintegrate, they form new elements with the emission of alpha and beta particles. The rate at which atoms disintegrate depends on how much radioactive element is present. As less and less radioactive isotope is left, the disintegration becomes slower and slower, but it ia never complete. The total life of a radioactive element is infinite, so the rate of radioactive decay of an element is described by its half-life. Read More>>>

Image of The Week

Galaxy cluster

Galaxies are often found in a group or clusters. One cluster may have 30 or so galaxies in it. This image on the right hand side has been taken by Gravitation Lensing by Hubble Space Telescope.

Search the Elements

On the right hand side is the crossword puzzle. There are elements from the periodic table which are spread in all the directions(horizontal, vertical and diagonal). The answer for this puzzle is hidden on our wiki if you dare then try to search the wiki for the answers: it's not so hard though.

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Amazing Facts
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The poles on Uranus are warmer than the equator because its axis is tilted quite heavily!Above 4 °C, water expands when heated and contracts when cooled. But between 4 °C and 0 °C it does the opposite, contracting when heated and expanding when cooled. Stronger hydrogen and oxygen bonds are formed as the water crystallizes into ice. By the time it's frozen it takes up around 9% more space.The Central American salamander Bolitoglossa dofleini can extend its tongue more than half its body length in 7 milliseconds, 50 times faster than you can blink an eye .Seahorses don't have stomachs, just intestines for the absorption of nutrients from food. Food passes through their digestive system rapidly, so they eat plankton and small crustaceans almost constantly.


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