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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Carbon: Ron Hipschman (Clip)
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Emerging from inside of stars, carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe, and the basis for all life on Earth. Polyamorous, it loves to bond, exchanging four of its electrons with atoms of itself and other elements to create an endless variety of chemistry, from DNA chains to soccer-ball shaped fullerenes to atom-thick sheets of graphene. As diamond, carbon is hard and abrasive, as graphite, soft. When its bonds are broken, carbon readily moves from one partner to the next, cycling between oceans, atmosphere, flora, fauna, soil, rocks, and fossil deposits deep below ground.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: June 29, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: carbon, periodic table, elements, everything matters, coal, diamonds, graphite, bond, carbon emissions, chemistry, graphene

Ice Stories:  Diamond Hunters Stole Our Helicopter! (Clip)
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In the summer of 2008, the only helicopter in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, was effectively grounded by a diamond company, leaving scientists and logistics coordinators to frantically rearrange their field plans.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 24, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: helicopters, logistics, greenland, diamonds, hagglund, lakes, field site

Links: Dispatch: Diamond Hunters Stole Our Helicopter!

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