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particle

noun atom, bit, component part, crumb, cutting, fragment, grain, granule, hint, mite, modicum, moiety, molecule, morsel, piece, pittance, point, scintilla, snippet, speck, spot, suggestion, trace
See also: constituent, element, iota, minimum, modicum, part, portion, scintilla
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In quantum physics, a subatomic particle can be in two places at the same time.
Although "Fieldrunners 2" looks two-dimensional, Subatomic Studios developed the title on a 3D game engine and built all of its assets in 3D with 3ds Max software.
The Higgs boson had been nicknamed "the God particle" as "a joke" in an attempt to depict the particle as "almost like a gift from God to help explain how reality works in the subatomic world," he said.
Although, their scientists may fail in their main mission - in conquering world of subatomic particles - they still can pull off a surprise on a completely different front for the betterment of mankind.
In particular, there are two theories whose results present a certain connection with the ideas which will be suggested in this article, whose results are helpful toward the new interpretation of subatomic particles which will be proposed here: space-time reticular dynamics and loop quantum gravity.
You are giving a school report on subatomic particles, and your classmates have never heard of muons.
Subatomic particles do not share your beliefs about time and space.
Quantum cryptography depends on a defining discovery in physics: that subatomic particles can exist in multiple states at once until something interacts with them.
Bestselling author of travelogues, Bryson has collected facts from hundreds of books, articles, and interviews to give his readers a short course in science, a subject he admits to disliking in school Bryson takes his readers on a whirlwind tour through the Universe, subatomic particles, the origin of heavy elements, the Big Bang, Isaac Newton, the age and weight of the Earth, geology, paleontology, chemistry, Sir Humphrey Davy, the Curies, the atomic age, Einstein, Edwin Hubble, Niels Bohr, quantum mechanics, radiocarbon dating, holes in the ozone, astronomy, plate tectonics, Darwin's Origin of Species, supernovae, the oceans and how life started in them, binomial taxonomy, Leeuwenhoek, Gregor Mendel, Watson and Crick, and recent studies in mitochondrial DNA.
If a high-energy subatomic particle entered, it would rip some of the electrons off a gas molecule, and what was left of the molecule would be a positively charged ion, which would be pulled toward the negatively charged cathode with great energy.