By: Victoria Jeffrey
If we saw an extra-terrestrial life form what would it look like? How different would they be from us? What if we couldn't even perceive them? Or they, us? Or another question to ponder is this: Are humans the next extra-terrestrial life forms? Who says...
By: Victoria Jeffrey
The MRO or Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was sent on August of 2005 to further explore the planet Mars in more detail. Scientists hope to gather detailed information with this latest and most advanced orbiter to understand whether Mars once had life thriving on it in...
By: Victoria Jeffrey
Most of the talk and the ideas surrounding robotic and human space exploration, especially within the solar system usually revolves around Earth's moon or Mars. For obvious reasons. The Moon and Mars are far closer and seemingly more hospitable to exploration and settlement. But that's...
By: Ernest Capraro
My favorite cookie recipe (whole wheat chocolate chip cookies with cashews) says that it will make 48 cookies, and yet I've never gotten more than 30 when I make them. That means I'm only getting 62.5% of the number of cookies I'm supposed to...
By: Ernest Capraro
In an ideal world, there would always be an equal number of hot dogs and hot dog buns, the peanut butter would be used up in the same sandwich that finishes off the jelly, and there would always be enough clean underwear to last until...
By: Ernest Capraro
Stoichiometry is often the bane of a chemistry student's existence. Unlike many lessons which can be learned and forgotten after the test, stoichiometry is a tool that is used constantly throughout the remainder of chemistry. If the skill is not learned, it makes difficult or...
By: Ernest Capraro
Depending on who you ask, there are somewhere between three and seven simple machines. Since the title of this article is for five, here's the traditional five machine list:(1) Lever(2) Inclined plane(3) Wheel and axle(4) Wedge (not always counted)(5) Screw (not always counted)If you're wondering...
By: Raleigh Stout
Although it is not advisable to mix water with electricity, we can understand electrical current flow if we compare its behavior to that of water. There are many similar behaviors to observe.Flashover and sideflash is equivalent to a flood.Balance, equilibrium, or "reference" voltage...
By: Raleigh Stout
The conic electrical grounding theory states that systematic electrical bonding and grounding applied outward from a vertex sited at the earth (or other conductive point) will create a strong grounding cone of protection (GCP) that isolates and shields the space within its boundary from the...
By: Ernest Capraro
If that title didn't scare you away, you're either quite brave, curious, or a chemistry student. For those of you who are chemistry students, you may wish to skip down to the meat of the article, marked with a line of asterisks (*). If your...

 

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