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Why can't you put metal in the microwave

A good description of what happens to metal when you put it in the microwave, and why you shouldn't do it.

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Why do different metals conduct heat at different rates?'

A copmprehensive answer to this question.

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Build your own Particle Detector

Instructions to build your own particle detector out of LEGO

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The Photoelectric Effect

Java Applet simulating a photoelectric effect experiment, measuring current and stopping potential for a variety of metals and monochromatic wavelengths. A sophisticated simulated experiment.

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Electron Affinity

The ionization energy or ionization potential is the energy necessary to remove an electron from the neutral atom. It is a minimum for the alkali metals which have a single electron outside a closed ...

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Look around the CMS detector at the LHC

Cool panoramic interactive allows you to look around the large hadron collider.

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Particle Detectors

Short explanations from Fermilab of various methods for detecting particles.

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Seeking the Cosmic Dawn

A look at the results from BICEP2 detector in the south pole which gives evidence for inflation happening at the start of the universe.

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Ridiculously Sensitive Charge Detector

Using a Field Effect Transistor (FET) to detect external electric fields. A circuit is built and tested.

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Observing the world of particles

Introduction to earlier particle detectors including nuclear emulsions, cloud, bubble, and multiwire chambers.

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