Mythology Lesson 12_Mercury (Hermes)
... Statues of Hermes, called herms,
were common in the ancient
world and symbols of fertility.
They were intended to bring
prosperity and luck. A herm
might be found outside any
house; and these herms could
be taken very seriously. They
were square pillars equipped
with male genitals; on top of
each w ...
A quantitative model of the planetary Na+ contribution to Mercury`s
... According to Eq. (2), the first Speiser-dominated regime is
expected near κ = 0.5, the second near κ = 0.3, the third
near κ = 0.22 and so forth. Conversely, away from these resonant κ intervals, particles are subjected to prominent pitchangle scattering.
The top panel of Fig. 1 shows the variations ...
Red mercury is a hoax substance of uncertain composition purportedly used in the creation of nuclear bombs, as well as a variety of unrelated weapons systems. Mercuric iodide is a poisonous, odorless, tasteless, water-insoluble scarlet-red powder that becomes yellow when heated above 126 °C, due to a thermochromatic change in crystalline structure. However, samples of ""red mercury"" obtained from arrested would-be terrorists invariably consisted of nothing more than various red dyes or powders of little value, which some suspect was being sold as part of a campaign intended to flush out potential nuclear smugglers. The hoax was first reported in 1979 and was commonly discussed in the media in the 1990s. Prices as high as $1,800,000 per kilogram were reported.