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For much of the history of the natural sciences people have contemplated the exact nature of matter. The idea that matter was built of discrete building blocks, the so-called particulate theory of matter , was first put forward by the Greek philosophers Leucippus (~490 BC) and Democritus

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Imagine that a plasma is cooled and compressed repeatedly. Eventually, we will not be able to compress the plasma any further, because the exclusion principle states that two fermions cannot share the same quantum state. When in this state, since there is no extra space for any particles | 2011/6/6 14:35:03

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In astronomy and cosmology , dark matter is matter that neither emits nor scatters light or other electromagnetic radiation , and so cannot be directly detected via optical or radio astronomy. [ 1 ] Its existence is inferred from gravitational effects on visible matter and gravitational

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Interesting behaviors arise from soft matter in ways that cannot be predicted, or are difficult to predict, directly from its atomic or molecular consituents. This is often because soft matter self-organizes into mesoscopic physical structures that are much larger than the microscopic scale | 2011/7/9 18:45:40

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Organic matter is broken down organic matter that comes from plants and animals in the environment . [ 1 ] Organic matter is a collective term, assigned to the realm of all of this broken down organic matter. Basic structures are created from cellulose , tannin , cutin , and lignin , along | 2011/9/1 1:15:41

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In the standard model of particle physics, the strong force is described by the theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). At ordinary temperatures or densities this force just confines the quarks into composite particles ( hadrons ) of size around 10 −15  m = 1  femtometer = 1 fm (corresponding | 2011/7/30 19:02:13

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In particle physics and astrophysics , the term is used in two ways, one broader and the other more specific [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The broader meaning is just quark matter that contains three flavors of quarks: up, down, and strange. In this definition, there is a critical pressure and an associated | 2011/7/18 16:14:45

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