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In the stratosphere, this electricity excites mostly nitrogen gas.Space station sensors saw how weird ‘blue jet’ lightning forms|Maria Temming|February 2, 2021|Science News For Students
In fast-growing appendages that help them move, the sea stars that perished had high amounts of a form of nitrogen found in low oxygen conditions — a sign that those animals may have died from a lack of oxygen.Some bacteria are suffocating sea stars, turning the animals to goo|Erin Garcia de Jesus|January 20, 2021|Science News
That’s because in the summer months, heat and sunlight react with the precursor gases in the atmosphere, like nitrogen dioxide, creating a toxic cocktail.What the pandemic can teach us about ways to reduce air pollution|Carolyn Gramling|January 4, 2021|Science News
As Cahn explained, “You can’t control nitrogen without controlling your irrigation water.”How technology might finally start telling farmers things they didn’t already know|Katie McLean|December 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Carbon and nitrogen accumulate in tusks over an elephant’s lifetime through the food the animal eats and the water it drinks.Ivory from a 16th century shipwreck reveals new details about African elephants|Maria Temming|December 17, 2020|Science News
There is also more nitrogen in his varieties, and this contributes to a quick restart of fermentation after each filtration.Wine, Watch Out! These Ciders Are Just as Good|Jordan Salcito|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Grosvenor Place, which runs alongside the palace, has almost four times the maximum permissible amount of nitrogen dioxide.Pollution At The Palace|Tom Sykes|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fresh out of jail, Dr. Krim receives an anonymous email to check the liquid nitrogen tanks back at her lab.Natalie Portman's Dad's Bizarre Novel|Marlow Stern|April 26, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Achatz revamped his restaurant Alinea with a far-out, multi-course menu and futuristic liquid-nitrogen dishes.Why Chicago Is America's Hottest City|The Daily Beast|February 28, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Ammonia is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen, but it cannot be formed by the direct union of these gases.
The form in which nitrogen may be absorbed has given rise to much difference of opinion.
Pigeons' dung, according to Boussingault, contains 8·3 per cent of nitrogen, equivalent to 10·0 of ammonia.
Refuse horse hair generally contains 11 or 12 per cent of nitrogen.
Dry peat of good quality contains about one per cent of nitrogen, and a quantity of ash varying from five to twenty per cent.
British Dictionary definitions for nitrogen
- a colourless odourless relatively unreactive gaseous element that forms 78 per cent (by volume) of the air, occurs in many compounds, and is an essential constituent of proteins and nucleic acids: used in the manufacture of ammonia and other chemicals and as a refrigerant. Symbol: N; atomic no: 7; atomic wt: 14.00674; valency: 3 or 5; density: 1/2506 kg/m³; melting pt: –210.00°C; boiling pt: –195.8°C
- (as modifier)nitrogen cycle
Scientific definitions for nitrogen
Cultural definitions for nitrogen
A chemical element that makes up about four-fifths of the atmosphere of the Earth. Its symbol is N.