By: Kallie Szczepanski
Are you looking for great astronomy equipment at a price that won't break the bank? Luckily for you, there are several sources of discount new, used, and display-model astronomical gear. ON-LINEThe best place to start your search is on-line. Oceanside Photo and Telescope Corp., at...
By: Betsy Young
Is there a teenager in your life who is fascinated with chemistry? Maybe one that needs to be. Here are a couple of book ideas to stir them up this holiday season. Who knows you could ignite a chain reaction."The Periodic Table, Its Story...
By: Matthew Lieff
A toilet has three main parts: a bowl, a tank, and a siphon.Four principles of physics suffice to explain how it works: potential energy, pressure, the siphon effect and buoyancy.The bowl supports the seat and receives the "deposit" from the user.The tank...
By: M Dee Dubroff
One of my earliest recollections of the name of Albert Einstein comes from what might seem the unlikeliest of sources. Comic, Sid Caesar, used to do an impression of a "mad scientist" on the classic "Show of Shows" television series of so long ago, which...
Is the Standard Model the best Model of our Physical World
By: Dean L. Sinclair
No. There have to be better possible models.The Standard Model, developed on the basis of set theory in the 1970's is flawed. The premise is that the model correlates the known basic particles into sets and correlates "Three of the basic four forces of...
Antimatter: the basics
By: Rex Trulove
Antimatter is not just in the realm of science fiction and Star Trek. It exists, and has been measured. But what is antimatter?Antimatter is simply a substance that has some opposite qualities of regular matter. To explain this more fully, atoms make up everything...
By: GarethT
CryptographyPrimarily, cryptography describes the art and science of sending hidden messages. As described by mathematician Simon Singh, in his book The Code Book, the field of encryption consists of a never-ending war between cryptographers, who hide information, and also cryptanalysts, who seek to read that...
Exploring black holes
By: Rex Trulove
Science moves ahead, not at a steady rate, but by leaps and bounds. The surges forward are usually because of contributions of scientists with the ability to think differently than everyone else.So it was when Sir Isaac Newton first formulated his laws, including the...
By: Dorothy Jo Bourbeau
What makes a Solar System?Every school child knows that our Solar System is made up of the Sun and nine planets (sorry, eight planets and whatever Pluto is now that it is no longer a planet). But what makes this a Solar System? Is...
By: Michael Capraro
Temperature and Dissolution: What about gases?From experience, you probably know that in order to dissolve a solid (like common table salt) into a liquid (like water), you can often accelerate the process by applying heat and agitation (i.e. stir the pot on the...

 

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