Brief overview of the James Webb space telescope project
By: D. Vogt
The James Webb Space Telescope is an infrared telescope currently under development by NASA, with assistance from the Canadian Space Agency and the European Space Agency. Named after early NASA director James Webb, the telescope has been in development for many years but has finally...
Interesting facts about gold
By: Jana Louise Smit
When one look at gold, one is observing a precious metal that cannot rust, show signs of oxidizing or deteriorate and blemish. Given, gold can be dissolved in certain liquid mixtures but by natural standards, it remains virtually indestructible. In spite of that, this tough...
Algol, the demon star
By: D. Vogt
Beta Persei, better known as Algol or the Demon Star, is actually three stars orbiting in a trinary star system, in which, viewed from Earth, one star eclipses a second star a little less than once every three days. Because only these two stars are...
What makes a lava lamp work
By: Paul Guardino
Oh wow, groovy man! It’s a blast back to the 1970s, and you want to know what makes a Lava Lamp—officially called a Lava Lite®—flow. The physics can get complicated and mathematical, but what’s mainly at play with any Lava...
Reasons why seasons occur
By: D. Vogt
The reason why seasons occur relates to the axial tilt of the Earth - that is, the degree to which the Earth is tilted at an angle as it orbits around the Sun. Because the Earth is tilted in space, during any given part of...
Explaining Niels Bohr's atomic theory
By: John Louie Ramos
The Bohr model is a graphical model of an atom introduced by Danish physicist, Neils Bohr. Basically, the Bohr is an illustrative presentation of the atomic structure. It gives an overview of the basic atomic components and functions in a way quite similar to the...
The prospect of life in outer space
By: Silvia Dekumbis
The existence of life beyond planet earth has been one of the most exciting questions for centuries. By implementing imaginative ideas, scientists all over the world are trying to find an answer to this question. Astrobiology has been looking for evidence of microbial life as...
Wormholes and FTL travel: Is science fiction and science edging closer together?
By: T.S. Garp
Time Travelers Scientists believe that traveling through time is theoretically possible under the right conditions. In physics and in science fiction, a method of time travel is often speculative at best. But what if time travelers actually existed? How would we perceive them? And what...
By: Ernest Capraro
The age-old question “What should I wear today?” takes on new meaning when the chemistry teacher announces that tomorrow’s lab will use concentrated acids. Indeed, what should the student wear? Looking great may be important, sure, but it does little good if...
Basics of astronomy
By: snowdoll487
Both of my kids are fascinated by the celestial bodies, my son John who is 15 years old have always been keen in learning about astronomy. Even when John was still a child and so is my 12 year old daughter Audrey both have been...

 

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