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Facts of the Matter: Forces of nature ensure sand, all matter maintain their form

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / SEPT. 27
                                Every grain of sand contains three of the four known forces of nature, which combine to hold together atoms and their electron clouds. People in Deal, N.J., enjoy the sand on the beach of the Jersey Shore town.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS / SEPT. 27

    Every grain of sand contains three of the four known forces of nature, which combine to hold together atoms and their electron clouds. People in Deal, N.J., enjoy the sand on the beach of the Jersey Shore town.

There is a universe in a grain of sand. Three of the four known forces of nature combine to hold together the nuclei of atoms and their electron clouds. Contained within the atomic and crystal structure of the sand and all atoms are all of the forces that exist in the universe. Read more

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