The finesse of material manipulation that nanotechnology enables is helping scientists to develop faster computers, more effective medications and larger capacity batteries. As of 2015, nanotechnology remains an emergent... More »

In the Miller-Urey experiment of 1952, scientists Stanley Miller and Harold Urey discovered that amino acids had formed in the controlled environment they had created to chemically simulate early Earth. According to Duke... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Hydrogen and ununoctium are two examples of the more than 100 elements that have either been discovered in nature or synthesized by scientists. All of the elements are arranged in the periodic table, which organizes the ... More »

Elements that are named after famous scientists include einsteinium, bohrium, copernicium, fermium and curium. All of these elements are radioactive and have no biological role in the body. More »

Niels Bohr and Ernest Rutherford were the scientists who developed the planetary model of the atom, also referred to as the Bohr model. In 1913, Bohr published a theory, which was based on a previous theory of Rutherford... More »

Archaeologists and scientists have dated ancient Egyptian iron objects to 3500 B.C. The Egyptian objects contained 8 percent nickel, suggesting that the iron came from a meteorite. The Hittites of Asia Minor began smelti... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Three scientists independently discovered the element boron in 1808: Sir Humphrey Davy in London and Joseph Gay-Lussac and L. J. Thénard in Paris. Davy produced boron by combining potassium and boric acid in a chamber fi... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules