By: R.A. Scott
There has not been a definition of a planet for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks talked about the planets as being the following: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, the moon and the sun were the 7 planets that stood for a long time. Since...
String theory and the universe
By: DB Kooper
In the natural world theoretical physics uses math and basic physics to interpret and explain information and attempt to rationalize phenomena. Albert Einstein used predictions based on calculations, and those calculations were based on math and theory. He was able to prove many natural occuring...
The Large Hadron Collider: Greatest physics experiment in the world
By: Ms. C. Jones
Far beneath the ground of modern day civilization, beneath the French-Swiss border, lies the greatest particle physics experiment of all time. It's the Behemoth machine that will recreate the "Big Bang" The "Big Bang" as a theory comes from the idea that the universe has...
Facts about Saturn
By: Louise Nilon
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, is probably best known for the beautiful system of seven rings that surround this giant planet. Known to many as the Ringed Planet', Saturn is actually not the only planet in our Solar System to have a system...
What are isotopes?
By: Megan Worley
An atom is determined by the number of protons in its nucleus and because of this all atoms of an element must have the same number of protons, they do not however have to have the same number of neutrons. Atoms that have the same...
Time is Relative Relativity Speed of Light 299792458
By: Dave Nocera
Techncially we are all time travelers, sitting at your computer you are moving through time. We are submerged in time and with no effort on our part, we watch the seconds on our clocks tic away. Just as the speed of the river changes slightly...
By: Ernest Capraro
Dendrimers are a special class of polymers. (See http://www.helium.com/items/833616-what-is-a-polymer if you need a refresher on polymers.)The typical polymer is a chain where each monomer unit connects with another monomer unit in sequence. When the monomers can only form bonds to each other...
By: A Kairi
Winter is on its way and soon many a bored child will be looking for activities to occupy the many hours they will spend indoors hiding form Jack Frost. Nearly every child likes to pretend that they are a secret agent, so help your fledgling...
How gravity actually works
By: R K vanderHoek
To explain how gravity actually works we need to review what science has already told us about this fundamental force of nature that we wouldn't exist without. The formulas for the force of gravitation and that of electromagnetism are identical except electromagnetic force can...
By: Paula Stahl
Discussions about the Mayan Calender always seem to get bogged down with technicalities. The complicated calenders used in unison with each other boggle our mind today in dominate societies that are used to a simple direct Roman calendar. So, I would like to talk about...

 

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