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Radioactive Decay as a Measure of Age loading

Explains radioactive decay, including parent and daughter isotopes, and half lives, and its importance.

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    Radioactive Decay as a Measure of Age 1.9

    Radioactive Decay as a Measure of Age 1.9

    by Nancy Strand //basic
    An overview of radioactive decay.
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    Radiocarbon Dating

    Radiocarbon Dating

    by Charles Yu //basic
    Mr. Andersen explains how carbon-14 dating can be used to date ancient material. The half-life of radioactive carbon into nitrogen is also discussed. Courtesy of bozemanbiology
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    A Serendipitous Supernova

    A Serendipitous Supernova

    by Radim Sinkora //basic
    A supernova explosion occurred at a serendipitous time in the birth of our solar system. This gave us the heavy elements; scientists discuss whether it also caused the formation of the sun and planets.
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