How to avoid getting stung by a stingray
By: Lori Voth
Whenever visiting Florida or any area bordering the Gulf of Mexico, it is not uncommon to encounter a stingray, a mildly dangerous sea creature. Chances are that if you are bathing in the ocean, it is highly likely that you will see a stingray in...
Will the Lhc Destroy the Earth
By: Rebecca Lynn
The short answer to the posed question is: "No, the LHC will not destroy the Earth"The Large Hadron Collider is being used to collide protons together in an effort to open up new doors to the particle physics world. On September 10th, 2008, scientists at...
The characteristics of an atom
By: Kevin J. Putnam
The characteristics of an atom is pretty simple, once a handle on the size of the atom is in perspective. The size is small, so small that the human mind can not get a visualize of it, we can "see" it mathematically or through an...
The history of the atomic bomb
By: William Cobbs
In the twenties and thirties, Enrico Fermi, Albert Einstein, a youngster named Feinman, anda professor named Oppenheimer, and at least twelve other scientists, all of whom had the concept of the power in the atom firmly in mind...were appalled when Harry Hopkins and a...
How airplanes fly
By: John Traveler
For millions of years humans have watched winged creatures soar high in the air above, and as many have themselves dreamed of one day escaping the bond of gravity to match this alluring aerial feat. Many with dubious fascination, binding feathers to their appendages, have...
Black Holes and Colliders
By: Doug Wolinsky
In Geneva the CERN LHC is open for business. LHC standing for Large Hadron Collider and no, unfortunately it is not the world's newest and largest bumper car park. It is a 27km ring of underground magnets designed to fire proton's at each other at...
How to make ethanol
By: John Traveler
Ethanol is an alcohol that has the formula C2H5OH. Its' basic constituent is the Ethylene molecule (C2H6), and Ethanol is produced through a process known as hydration synthesis or can be accomplished with fermentation.ETHANOL PRODUCTION WITH HYDRATION SYNTHESIS:Ethylene is a relatively common compound. It...
The Big Bang Theory
By: John Cowley
The writer has embarked on writing this article in response to the large amount of scientific literature which treats the Big Bang idea about the origin of the Universe as though it were an indisputable fact. In scientific circles, opinions either for or against any...
What DNA stands for
By: John Traveler
The acronym "DNA," stands for "Deoxyribose Neucleic Acid." If you are a chemist, biologist or associated with some other scientific discipline which deals with such terminology, then you know exactly what I am talking about when I make reference to this chemical composition...
By: John Cowley
The writer is of the opinion that time travel, as envisaged in the old movie "Time Machine' or in the ever popular "Dr Who" series on television, is not possible. Science excludes the possibility of time travel for two reasons: the first of which has...

 

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