By: Terrence Aym
With strong evidence emerging that Europa—one of Jupiter's most interesting moons—may contain huge life-giving waters under its icy surface, the probabilities now increase that life exists on at least several worlds in our solar system.Since 1976 it's been thought by some that...
By: William O'Neal Stringer
An unrefined form of carbon black was first produced by the Chinese about 3,500 years ago. Another source from the ancient past would be forest fires where the incomplete combustion of wood has occurred. Early forms of carbon black were impure and their chemical...
By: Lane Olinghouse
American Heritage Dictionary: "Carbon black: A finely divided form of carbon derived from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons and used principally in rubber, inks, paints and polishes." Carbon black, also once commonly known as lamp black or furnace black, has many commercial uses. Tire...
Physics changes: Faster-than-light particles confirmed in second test
By: Terrence Aym
The first test shook up physics, the second that affirmed the original results of particles traveling faster-than-light (FTL) may just shake down the house.CERN physicists confirmed last week that subatomic particles did indeed violate one of Einstein's bedrock equations that nothing can exceed light...
Science first: Light created from a vacuum
By: Terrence Aym
Scientists achieved a miracle in the physics laboratory—using a quantum mirror they created photons from a vacuum.The "Casimir Effect," first predicted more than four decades ago, has been achieved by scientists at Chalmers University of TechnologySQUID and virtual particlesUsing a superconducting quantum...
Probability of life on other planets
By: Richard Serra
There is a lot of controversy among scientists about whether or not life exists on other planets. Life as we know it, would be one of the most fantastic discoveries should we find a planet that has those rare combinations of what it would take...
By: Francis Jock
At the heart of every radio frequency transmitter is an array of electronic circuitry generating a RF signal that carries useful information, or intelligence. First, an oscillating circuit generates a continuous, steady state signal, referred to as the carrier wave, fixed to a discrete frequency...
By: Patrick Sills
Vostok 1 (roughly translated as East 1 or Orient 1) was the very first human spaceflight. Launched on April 12, 1961 by the former Soviet Union from the Baikonir Cosmodrome, the craft was piloted by Yuri Gagarin. This historic event not only marked the first...
Astrobiologists rank 'most liveable' alien worlds
By: Terrence Aym
As orbiting telescopes continue to discover and catalog new worlds, a team of scientists has published a study describing two methods of determining which planets may be the "most liveable." The habitability, for purposes of the study, is determined on the basis of life...
By: Alwin Templar
If the western world was shocked in April 1961 on hearing the news of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin being sent into Earth orbit, thereby becoming the first man in space, then four months later it would be both shocked and awed by the news of...

 

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