Ways in which truth and science walk hand in hand
By: Christyl Rivers
Science is often dismissed because truth is not considered by most people to be synonymous with theory. Because science seeks to always stay open to new explanations, theories are not considered as fact. That said, there are not many people who question whether the sun...
By: David Thackston
Understanding how boomerangs fly has been a quest for scientists for thousands of years, despite the fact that the boomerang has been in use for over 10,000 years. Recent aerodynamic discoveries have made understanding the principles behind its flight easier to grasp, as well...
Iran claims invention of time machine
By: Terrence Aym
The Islamic Republic of Iran has created an impressive array of offensive weaponry since the turn of the millennium. Included in the rogue state's inventory of war technology are advanced military drones, RCBMs, a submarine, and rudimentary cruise missiles. Aided and abetted by its ally...
The relationship between sunspot activity and agricultural production
By: Patricia Jankowski
The sun, a star at the center of the solar system, is the furnace that sends energy to planet Earth and makes all life possible. Without it, earth would be a barren, icy stone, traveling through the darkness of space. The sun has no truly...
By: Eric Puravs
Sunspots have long been suspected of being related to the weather. The Maunder Minimum from 1645 to 1715 was a period with no sunspots usually called the Little Ice Age, because it was most famous for being a cold time. And weather is related to...
Axis of an aircraft in flight
By: John Traveler
Once an aircraft defies gravity to leave the ground it is subjected to four basic aerodynamic forces known as weight, lift, thrust, and drag. How the aircraft relates to these forces is called flight dynamics and involves three axes of control, pitch, roll, and yaw...
How Sir George Cayley laid the foundation of aerodynamics
By: Robert Waldvogel
Imitation, it has often been said, is the sincerest form of flattery. But, in the case of aviation, it was also a necessity, because, before manned flight could be achieved, dreamers and experimenters alike relied upon the only flying creatures then in existence—the birds&mdash...
What is metallic bubble wrap?
By: Leigh Goessl
Most people recognize the bubble wrap that comes in a roll of plastic and is often used for packing up delicate items. Bubble wrap is also frequently used to provide some extra padding when mailing out packages. The cushion of bubble wrap provides some additional...
How scientists accidentally discovered the world's thinnest sheet of glass
By: Leigh Goessl
A team of scientists from Cornell University, located in New York, and Germany's University of Ulm reported a remarkable discovery last year after they created an amazingly thin pane of glass. According to Mashable, the "pane is so thin that it's actually two-dimensional." And...
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