By: Doug Stephens
Advancements in science do not happen in a vacuum. Creating the atomic bomb was the work of large amounts of scientists drawing their inspiration from all sorts of sources, but perhaps the most important influence was a piece of science fiction by H.G. Wells...
By: Victoria Jeffrey
Science has long promised to deliver new technologies and new ways of doing things and has mostly made good on those promises. So what about space travel in the future? The distances in space are so vast that we need a different way of traveling...
By: Ernest Capraro
Water boils at one hundred degrees Celsius for the very good reason that we said that it does. (No joke!) Water's boiling and freezing points were used to define the Celsius temperature scale. It was an entirely arbitrary decision, of course, but setting boiling...
By: Stephanie Sublett
Add heat to a solid and it begins to melt . Add enough heat and the entire solid becomes liquid. Add heat to liquid and it begins to vaporize. Add enough heat and the whole liquid becomes a gas. Add heat to a gas and it...
By: Jerry Hodge
This has been one of the most exciting and fascinating writing assignments I have undertaken for Helium. During my research for this article (which has spanned nearly two weeks), I have become totally convinced that extraterrestrial life exists. Not only do alien life forms exist...
By: Sammy Stein
Most organisms need complex substances such as carbohydrates and sugars. Those that cannot make them take them in in the form of oils, fats, sugars, proteins. These they obtain from their diet.Plants can only take nutrients in solution. So they are limited to taking...
By: Steve Lussing
MYSTERIES OF THE BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATEIn 1995, researchers Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics at the University of Colorado (JILA) cooled a handful of gaseous rubidium-87 atoms (approximately 2,000) to less than one degree Kelvin. Zero degrees K is...
By: Blah McBlah
"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts." -Henry Adams, American Novelist and HistorianModern belief in extraterrestrial life and UFO's all began back on June 24, 1947 when pilot Kenneth Arnold observed disk-shaped...
By: Warren Longwell
The mother of all spontaneous combustions is a dramatic conflagration known as the thermite reaction, and the basis for this is KMNO4. That's the chemical notation for potassium permanganate. The other primary component is glycerin. When you mix glycerin- and it has to be very...
By: Emo Roxas333
Airplanes use a mixture of science, construction of the wing, and the engine to generate lift. But how does science, architecture, and materials result in finding out how airplanes get lift? First of all, the science portion of of the wing. The wing uses a...

 

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