Ergonomics defined
By: Gene Patterson
What is ergonomics? Ergonomics is a study scientific study of ways to design and set up items so that people are less likely to develop Repetitive Strain Injuries. These injuries can cause a lot of pain and may eventually lead to a loss of work...
Characteristics of the harvest moon
By: Helen Stuart
In the year 2010 we were treated to a Super Harvest moon, one that occurs exactly on the day of the Autumnal Equinox. That is the first time this has happened in almost twenty years. The Harvest Moon is the full moon which occurs closest...
Facts about Titan, moon of Saturn
By: Steven Mars
The largest moon of Saturn is Titan. It has a dense atmosphere and there is evidence of an abundance of water. Titan is one and one-half the size of Earth’s moon and is one and eight tenths times as massive. Titan was discovered on...
By: Tarek Musslimani
The canonical ensemble in statistical mechanics is characteristic of thermodynamic systems under constant temperature in which there is an accompanying change in the energy of the system. The system in canonical ensemble is in thermal equilibrium state with a heat reservoir, so that there can...
By: Edward Matthews
Star gazing can be a pleasant way to spend an evening. It is fun, educational, and costs much less than many other activities that you might do. Keep a few things in mind and you will enjoy your time much more. Equipment Stabilization If you...
By: John Louie Ramos
Known for his important contributions in the field of electromagnetism, thermodynamics and optics, James Clerk Maxwell was a Scottish physicists who is considered by his fellow physicists and inventors as the most influential 19th century innovator. Some experts and scientists also consider his work and...
Guide to orbiting satellites
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
An orbiting satellite is any object encircling a planetary body in an orbit based on the gravitational force on that object. When hearing the word satellite, the TV signal relay equipment flying around Earth are what come to mind, but natural examples include moons around...
Guide to the best astronomy magazines
By: Peter Hann
In these exciting times for astronomy the number of quality magazines available is increasing. These magazines offer not just feature articles on interesting aspects of the subject, but also advice on telescopes and accessories and fascinating photographs of the cosmos. Now, more than ever before...
Facts about Metis, moon of Jupiter
By: D. Vogt
Metis is Jupiter's closest moon, and is located within that planet's tenuous main ring. For this reason, it is still an object of some interest, even though its small size makes it otherwise quite unremarkable. Jupiter possesses 63 known moons, more than any other planet...
Facts about Triton, moon of Neptune
By: D. Vogt
Triton is Neptune's largest moon by size, and overall is the solar system's seventh-largest. Like Neptune, it is relatively poorly understood because of the lack of dedicated space probes to planets beyond Saturn, but it is believed to be a captured Kuiper Belt object. If...

 

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