By: Helena Whyte
Static electricity was observed in ancient Greecein 600 B.C. when amber rubbed with wool attracted wood shavings. William Gilbert discovered other materials produced static electricity in the late 1500s. Gilbert named this phenomena electricity from the Greek word for amber, elektron. Modern physicists produce...
Understanding static electricity
By: Elaine Sihera
If you have ever had an instance where you feel a sudden shock when you touch something or your hair stands on end, that is an example of static electricity. This is a form of magnetism that is usually caused when certain kinds of materials...
By: Tim Yarham
Static electricity is all around us, and can often been felt as a short, sharp shock when touching a metal object. While amusing for some, shocking other people is not the only time when static electricity is important. In nature, lightning is the most spectacular...
By: Ramona Taylor
On a cold day, you pull on your favorite wool sweater and suddenly, your hair is everywhere, you have shocked your playful pooch, and you can't shake that stubborn piece of paper off your clothes. No, it's not the curse of Ra. It's static electricity...
Understanding static electricity
By: Clint Rogers
If you've ever walked across carpet in your socks, touched a door knob and received a tiny shock, you've experienced static electricity firsthand. Static electricity is not something people tend to think about until right after a jolt from a doorknob, pet or metal household...
Theology of the universe before the Big Bang
By: Gary C. Gibson
Consideration of theological implications of the Universe before the big bang might rightly have been placed within a philosophy or religion section, yet with the opportunity to write on this somewhat interesting topic I must use it where it is in physics. There are string...
By: T. Scott Randolph
While the country of Russia was burdened with the all powerful sickle and hammer, there were many advances made in the areas of Science and technology. If anyone doubts this, ask yourself who put the first satellite into orbit? As time marches on we find...
Theology of the universe before the Big Bang
By: Payyan
Energy Loss - Death and Decay Have you ever thought why water flows down hill? Why it is easy to destruct but difficult to construct? Why death happens? Why relationships fail? In nature while construction continues from one side, destruction goes on the other side...
Why time travel is impossible
By: Gavin Cordell
Time travel has been a staple of science fiction for decades. Everyone has wished at some point or another that they could travel to the past to fix their mistakes, which explains some of the appeal of the subject. Naturally, since the theme is so...
Theory for a lunar base
By: The Unknown Writer
As the world watched, Neil Armstrong stepped off the lunar lander and into history. With both feet firmly planted on the lunar surface, he uttered (and botched) his famous line, “That's one small step for {a} man, one giant leap for mankind.” Six...

 

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