The new structure of light
By: Bryan Belrad
Most people think of light, or any electromagnetic wave, as a two-dimensional squiggle. Only in the last few years has it started to become common knowledge that light actually manifests along two perpendicular planes as it propagates, giving rise to a three-dimensional wave form. The...
By: Renato Zane
It's entirely possible that something in the immensity of space has been looking for us, but I'm not convinced we've been discovered yet. We can be reasonably sure of this because of a sometimes overlooked scientific fact; and that is the incredible distance light must...
By: Benjamin Patri
It's one of the most exciting things that could ever happen. Getting Water to Burn! With this, we can see big potential in the future use of water. I don't know about you, but there is a movie called "Chain Reaction" that shows a group...
Lasers and how light and matter interact
By: Wanderer
Lasers are a big part of our every day life from the laser pointers used by your professor in class, to the device used to scan the bar code on your groceries, to the many medical applications used to interact human tissues. Light comes in...
By: Ernest Capraro
Concentration is calculated in numerous ways. Usually one is best suited to the work at hand. You can convert between different measures of concentration quite freely, though a bit of math will be involved.Molarity (M)is very commonly used in the classroom, and in many...
By: Lynn Schwalbe-Larson
Any exploration of unknown territory presents many risks to life and limb of the men and women who bravely take on the challenge. One only has to look through the history of any country during times of venturing out of the familiar. Ocean travel in...
By: Ebey Soman
A solution is a homogeneous mixture in which one substance (solute) is uniformly distributed throughout a second substance (solvent). The amount of solute dissolved in the solvent is its "concentration"Concentration can be measured several ways, in terms of "percent concentration", which is just the mass...
By: Victoria Jeffrey
Saturn - Iconic. Jewel of the solar system. Lord of the Rings. It was named after the Roman god Saturnus, who in turn was named after the Greek agricultural god Cronos. Many have speculated and fantasized about what this beautiful gas giant might be like...
By: Dai Bannen
I. IntroductionIn recent years, human interest in the space beyond our solar system has increased drastically due to endeavors such as the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Observatory, and the launch of the Cassini probe. Much of that interest stems from the discovery of...
By: Nancy Houser
Two NASA astrophysicists at the Goddard Space Flight Center at Greenbelt, Md., Nikolai Shaposhnikov and Lev Titarchuk, have found an alternate way to ascertain the masses of black holes. The method, first suggested in 1998 by Titarchuk, was used to determine the mass of a...

 

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