Can we Travel in Time either now or in the Future
By: Alun Murch
There are many theories on the possibility of time travel, ranging from clueless guesses to careful, informed decisions. This, along with many years of science fiction writing and movies, has clouded the debate somewhat.I am fascinated by science, from Newtonian physics up to the...
The properties of the caffeine molecule
By: Jennifer Allsbrook
How do you start the day? A cup of heterocyclic alkaloid! "A what?" you may ask. Many of us stumble, sleepily to the kitchen each morning for a good old cup of coffee. In so doing, you are taking in caffeine, the active ingredient...
Why we have the periodic table
As a young student of chemistry, you might be wondering what's the point of having a chart with symbols and numbers all over it? As we all start chemistry questions like, why do we need to know this? Why was periodic table created? Was it...
Do you believe that aliens have already visited our planet?
By: Tim Thumb
Extraterrestrials I must say that what I write may not be directly linked to my own beliefs. This will be a stroll around a fascinating subject, so if it clashes with your own perception that is fine. Just remember that this is a stroll and...
Understanding meteor showers: The Pleiades, the Perseid and more
By: Rod Kennedy
The bone bleaching heat of August drives many of us indoors. Even the bravest only venture out of the cool comfort of air conditioning for a few moments; and it seems that the evenings offer little or no comfort. During such heat waves many people...
How electricity is generated
By: Jacob Stanley
Nearly all the electricity on the planet, with the exception of batteries and photovoltaic solar cells, is generated by taking advantage of a single physical law: magnetic fields produce a force on moving charges. So how can we produce an electrical current? Make a loop...
Particle Physics Basic Particles Atoms Quantum Mechanics
By: L. Merlino
Could there be a basic particle?No matter how you split, dice or slice it, a particle is a basic unit of matter.The Atomists (a pre-Socratic group of early Greek philosophers, from which the word "atom" originated) asserted that all matter is composed of...
The best evidence that UFOs exist
By: Marshall Parks
Back in the summer of 1971, I was 13 years old. My family lived in an old, ancient country home. I remember it having no indoor plumbing, a pump instead of a faucet adorned the kitchen sink, but it was home. I was just coming...
By: James Johnson
Contacting aliens: Are there aliens out there for contacting? If there are, has it already be done? Should we or shouldn't we try to communicate with beings from another planet? Is it even possible? These are all good questions that have been debated for decades...
Science projects that test the strength of plastic wrap
By: Anna Edmunds
Plastic wrap it has been protecting leftovers for decades. Using household items, you can conduct an experiment to test the strength of plastic wrap.CONCEPTSSTRESS is the ratio of the applied load to the cross-sectional area. Because the width of the plastic wrap is much...
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