nucleus

n=4

Atomic Nucleus

a: Nucleus ~
b: a ball inside a stadium

What: "Since the nucleus of an atom is like a ball inside a stadium, and since practically all the matter of an atom is in its nucleus, an atom is mostly empty space. "

Useful?
Writer: David M. Schwartz
LCC: QD
Where:
Date: Jun 15 2010 11:11 PM



a: nucleus accumbens ~
b: a valve

What:

"In this sense, the nucleus accumbens is like a valve on a water faucet, as it prevents an overload of sensory input from reaching our conscious mind. Controlling the flow of information is important for attention and anxiety and for suppressing unwanted noise"


Useful?
Writer: R. Douglas Fields
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 26 2017 3:25 PM



a: nucleus accumbens ~
b: Lamborghini V12

What:

"The nucleus accumbens is a part of the brain associated with the motivation to seek rewards (like cocaine). Sensitizing the nucleus accumbens is like stuffing a Lamborghini V12 inside of a Toyota Prius to see how much of a gas-guzzler it becomes (where the engine is the nucleus accumbens and the fuel efficiency is drug intake)."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 26 2017 3:27 PM


Atom

a: The nucleus of an atom ~
b: a fly hovering in the middle of a football stadium

What: "The last thing that can be doubted is matter: hard solid world we live in. But is it? Is matter really what we think it is?! The answer is No. We live in - what Richard Dawkins calls - "the middle world". Matter is for the most part emptiness. There is way more emptiness in a seemingly solid matter than there is stuff. If we were small enough, we would see that the nucleus of an atom is like a fly hovering in the middle of a football stadium, the outer walls of the stadium being the electrons encircling the nucleus."

Useful?
Writer: Roxilius
LCC: QD
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 15 2010 11:11 PM



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