A biography: Nikola Tesla
By: C.L. Rease
A biography: Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla was born to Milutin Tesla, a Serbian Orthodox Priest, and Djuka Mandic at midnight on July 10, 1856, in Smiljan, a village in the province of Lika, Croatia. Tesla completed his elementary education in Croatia and continued his education...
By: Elton Gahr
SETI, or the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence uses radio telescopes to search the sky for messages from other worlds. The problem is that we don't know what the pattern of those messages will be, only that there will be a pattern. And, with millions...
An explanation of the Fermi paradox
By: Eve Redstone
At the heart of the Fermi paradox is the question, " So? Where is everybody?" The argument is that if our solar system is typical of solar systems in the Milky Way, and the Earth is typical (or even atypical) of the planets in...
An overview on Project Phoenix
By: Eve Redstone
Project Phoenix rose from the ashes of the SETI project , which was cancelled by the American Congress in 1993. Project Phoenix aims to detect extra-terrestrial civilizations by a targeted search of outer space for radio signals being beamed towards us, either deliberately or accidentally. .The...
The best sources of energy for the future
By: Rick Badman
For most of my life I have considered nuclear energy the best source of energy available. I still do. It is relatively compact, powerful, and abundant, to some extent. Once we learn how to use nuclear waste to generate electricity, we may have an...
What was the Arecibo Broadcast?
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is a radio astronomy facility that includes the largest single-dish radio telescope in the world, some 300 metres across and is operated by Cornell University on behalf of the United States National Science Foundation. Completed in 1963, it underwent...
What was the Arecibo Broadcast?
By: Eve Redstone
The Arecibo broadcast was a message deliberately beamed into space from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico to commemorate its upgrading in 1974. The Arecibo telescope was originally built in 1963 in a natural Karst sinkhole, forming the largest curved focusing dish on earth...
By: Tami Port MS
Organic molecules are the chemicals of life, compounds composed of more than one type of element, that are found in, and produced by, living organisms. The feature that distinguishes an organic from inorganic molecule is that organic contain carbon-hydrogen bonds, whereas inorganic molecules do not...
By: Meghan Rizzo
In the 16th Century, Copernicus posed the idea that the Earth was not the center of the solar system, shattering the belief of the rather self-centered human race that the universe does not revolve around us. Over the many following years, our knowledge about...
The history of SETI
By: Edward M. Maclachlan
With everybody talking about the so-called "SETI", you may be wondering about now exactly what is that? SETI, or Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, is the name for various activities which are carried out in an attempt to discover intelligent extraterrestrial life. The Institute was founded...

 

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