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    occur when the nucleus of an atom instable. This occurs when the proportion of neutrons and protons are not lying on the band of stability, which consists of stable nucleus configurations in relation to the atomic number (as seen below). Atoms along the band of stability are assumed to contain enough energy within the nucleus to hold it together. This energy called the nuclear binding energy has yet to be discovered and is just a scientific assumption to explain why the like charge protons are not repelling each other. Atoms which don’t have substantial nuclear binding energy are generally considered isotopes of the original elements eg. Uranium – 238 is an isotope of Uranium – 235. The numbers next the element represents the relative mass of the atom to Carbon – 12 and are different because Uranium – 238 contains 3 more protons. Isotopes like Uranium – 238 emits radiation in order to achieve a stable nucleus. The radiation emitted includes Alpha, Beta and gamma particles: (as pictured below) Alpha radiation occurs is emitted from atoms with an atomic number greater than 87, where there is an excess concentration of both protons and neutrons in the nucleus. Eg. 23892U 23490Th +42He (α emission_ Beta particles occurs when a neutron decomposes into a proton which results in the release of an electron due to an inbalance in charges in the atom. Eg. 11n 11H + 0-1 In gamma radiation the release of photons occurs because the nucleus is in an…

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    to create the world and everything in it. They can also be used for other purposes not naturally, such as an atomic bomb. Atoms are critical to our survival at a whole. The history of the atom dates back to ancient times. Ancient Greeks had their own ideas based on atoms. Some believed they were tiny and hard. They believed the atom could not be cut into anything smaller, which is why the word diverged from the Greek word undivided. John Dalton discovered atoms, all his thought and ideas…

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    Alchemists used to obsess over chrysopoeia, the transmutation of regular metals, such as copper, into gold. However, they were not aware at the time that copper and gold were two different atomic elements and instead believed them to be compounds. Thinking these metals could be changed chemically or physically in labs, alchemists pursued this dream to no advantage. Although it is not possible to change ordinary metals to gold through chemical reactions, physical reactions, radioactive decay, or…

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    Henceforth, fat, or lipids, is basic since it encompasses the greater part of the cell membranes. Lipids take into consideration the trading of supplements. It is important for these membranes to stay healthy and fit, all together for the cerebrum to be at its most extreme working potential. The core is contained by two membranes (an inward and an external). These go about as a boundary to keep DNA inside the core where interpretation happens. The RNA produced amid interpretation is transported…

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    I drew a boiling pot of water to represent the importance of water. Water is important for many causes. Water is transported through cells by osmosis. Osmosis is the diffusion of water across a selectively permeable membrane. Water moves through cells by passive transport, facilitated diffusion, or active transport. Water moves from low solute to high solute. Water is important for cells and organisms. I drew a prokaryote to represent the different types of cells. Prokaryotes are the simplest…

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    Eukaryotic Cell Organelles What are eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells? Organelles in Eukaryotic Cells The Nucleus. Nearly all animal cells have a nucleus, with the only exception being the red blood cell. The nucleus has two major functions, which are housing the DNA and controlling the cell’s activities. In the centre of the nucleus is the nucleolus. This doesn’t have a membrane, but holds itself together. In the nucleolus, ribosomes are created through the mixture of RNA and proteins.…

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    According to Solso (2008), artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science that uses programs to enhance cognitive functions. Pattern-recognition uses previous experience to identify a pattern accurately. Pattern-recognition through artificial intelligence is an area being explored at an extraordinary rate. Through the use of experiments using mouse brains and three data sets that consider neural networking for pattern recognition is not so far away. In the study presented by Zeng…

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    Overall Impact Numerical Score: 3 Overall Evaluation: This is a competitive renewal application on Poultry Dust and Lung Inflammation form an established investigator. The renewal application builds on the discoveries made in the last funding cycle on effects of poultry dust on lung epithelial cells and monocytic cells, and lung inflammation in a mouse model. The data showed that poultry dust contains protease activity,…

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    All living things share eight common characteristics, they all contain the molecule DNA, they grow and develop over time, they are able to respond to their environment, they are able to reproduce in one of two ways, they can maintain a stable internal environment, they can collect and use materials and energy, they are made up of cells, and all living things evolve. The first shared characteristic is the molecule DNA. This is where information about an organism is stored, such as the growth,…

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    Organelle Failure Nucleus: The nucleus of a cell is, without doubt, one of the most important parts of the cell. The nucleus instructs every single part of the cell what to do, and what the different organelles need to do. The nucleus includes chromatin (protein and DNA). It also contains Nucleolus (nucleoli is plural). These nucleoli are responsible for ribosome production. If the nucleus were to suddenly malfunction, this would mean that the cell would have no directions, and nothing to…

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