By: John Traveler
Up until the 1930’s, the miniature world of atoms and molecules was totally theoretical. In fact, to this day no one has ever beheld, in the visual sense, a single atom, only the electromagnetic effects of them . Then came the particle accelerator (originally called...
Metalworking and manufacturing processes: Metal bending processes
By: Nigel Holmes
Unlike ceramics, glass and even wood, metals have the property of ductility. When a material is ductile it can be bent into an infinite variety of shapes. Take the copper flex in your computer power cord as an example: copper is a metal, so it&rsquo...
By: Jacob Madden
Have you ever wondered how nuclear physicists discover subatomic particles like quarks, muons, and leptons? It is not possible for them to use a microscope and take a peak inside the quantum world. Instead, they use giant particle accelerators, instruments that are able to accelerate...
By: Perry McCarney
Particle accelerators are not as divorce from our experience as most of us probably believe. The cathode ray tubes that enabled our old-style television sets, prior to the various flatscreen technologies, and computer screens to function were essentially low-power particle accelerators. Many of us still...
The history of marijuana: The founding father of fiber
By: James R Coffey
While many states across the U.S. debate the legalization of marijuana, there is a long-standing relationship between marijuana, religion, and medicine of which many are unaware. This article explores that long and enduring history. A long-standing medicinal Both medically and religiously, marijuana (hemp, cannabis)...
By: Joseph Parrinello
You may not have heard of them, but they are increasingly everywhere. Accelerometers are making their way into all kinds of consumer electronics and are becoming a popular device for measuring a persons activity levels. In technical terms, an accelerometer measures an objects acceleration relative...
By: Edward Matthews
You can literally take several college courses to get all the required knowledge to properly read an electronic schematic. However, there are some basic principles involved that will aid you in your quest to understand these diagrams. One use of looking at a schematic when...
By: James R Coffey
Conversion For many, religious experiences lead to religious conversion. While conversion need not stem from such an experience, per se, many convertees have cited religious awakenings as leading to a new spiritual perspective. But while science accepts a religious experience/conversion relationship, conversion alone is often...
What science says about religious epiphanies
By: James R Coffey
The fundamental problem for psychologists and other science-minded empiricists is that religious experiences such as epiphanies are not susceptible to objective testing-and are thus, dismissible. Even so, they recognize that such experiences have a powerful impact not only on the individual but ‘peripheral’ believers...
How Nikola Tesla may have set off the 1908 Tunguska explosion
By: Terrence Aym
During the year of 1908 the quiet Siberian countryside was rocked by a blast more powerful than the atomic detonation set off over Hiroshima.In literally seconds, 800 square miles of virgin forest lay splintered and flattened in the Tunguska region of Russia. The horrific...

 

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