Exploring man's fascination with the universe
By: Ray Burke
A universe by any other name Man may be fascinated by the universe, but the thing that fascinates me is that our universe has no name. If our universe was to have a name, what would it be? We’ve named everything from the Milky...
By: Alison Bowler
The Reverend William Gregor, an English pastor, discovered titanium (Ti) in 1791. Over 100 years later, Matthew A. Hunter, an American metallurgist, produced the first pure sample of this transition metal in 1910. Economic usage of titanium had to await the introduction of the Kroll...
The best sources of energy for the future
By: Lucien Beauley
Solar Power: Source of Endless EnergyWith Global Warming on many people's minds, do we have any ideas of the best way to lessen the impact on our future, or maybe a possible relief of its possible ravages or even a possible key to its eventual...
By: D. Vogt
Spectroscopy is the study of the relationship between light (electromagnetic radiation) and physical matter. In astronomy, this can be highly useful. The role of spectroscopy in astronomy is to analyze the light received from distant planets and interstellar phenomena and, based on that light, estimate...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Atoms are the smallest units that retain the properties of a particular element. Their interactions create the basis for chemistry and chemical reactions. They are made of positively charged protons in the nucleus and negatively charged electrons that surround the nucleus in the cloud. An...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
At some point in every childhood there seems to be some commonalities. It seems the wish of most children is to exchange secret messages that no one else can read or understand. The idea of invisible ink is intriguing. It was not just for children...
By: Alison Bowler
Man has a long history with the reddish metallic element copper (Cu). The name of the element derives from the Latin word “cuprum” meaning “from the island Cyprus”. Cyprus supplied many of the ancient European civilizations with their supply of the metal. Copper...
By: Bennett Horton Jr.
What Happens at the Vernal Equinox The word “equinox” comes from the Latin for equal night. It might just as accurately have been named “equidies” (equal day), for at the time of an equinox the periods of sunlight and darkness in a single...
By: Tarek Musslimani
Quantum mechanics is a theory of mechanics that applies to small particles such as electrons and atoms. It was suggested as an alternative theory to classical mechanics after the failure of the latter to explain physical experiments such as the blackbody radiation. At the beginning...
An analysis of the Fermi Paradox
By: D. Vogt
According to the Drake Equation, there should be a small but substantial number of intelligent, communicating alien civilizations dispersed throughout our own Milky Way Galaxy, as well as similar civilizations in other galaxies as well. However, we have no scientifically conclusive evidence that these civilizations...

 

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