Book reviews: The Blind Watchmaker, by Richard Dawkins
By: Rena Sherwood
“The Blind Watchmaker, 2nd Edition” (Norton & Company; 1996) is not exactly light reading. This is a difficult book that will challenge you mentally and, due to small print, physically. If you are of the spiritual persuasion, then you will also be challenges spiritually...
Edward Teller, father of the H-bomb
By: D. Vogt
Edward Teller (1908-2003) was a Hungarian-American physicist who is best known for his work in developing the hydrogen bomb, although he also was an earlier member of the research team developing the first atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project. He founded the Lawrence...
The basics of acoustics
By: Dave Garnish
At music production schools, colleges and universities in London, I give lectures on acoustics and room treatments. I also cover this subject in my own music production courses. With technology advancements and computer processing power as it is now, the whole process of making hit...
By: Nick Ford
An Ambient Orb is a frosted glass lamp that glows in different colors depending upon the information supplied to it. It is a futuristic wifi device that can sit on an office desk much like a crystal ball. When Ambient Devices launched the Ambient Orb...
Cooper Pairs and Superconductor History
By: Samuel Lamphier
Cooper Pairs were first described by an American physicist Leon Cooper in 1956. Cooper pairs are described as two electrons that are bound by a phonon at subzero temperatures. They are responsible for a phenomenon known as superconductivity. Cooper pairs can be explained using classical...
First law of thermodynamics for an open system
By: Jamie Turner
The first law of thermodynamics, or conservation of energy principle, states that one type of energy can be transformed into another type, but that energy will never be created out of nothingness, nor can it be destroyed into nothingness. Conservation laws also apply to mass...
Biography: Stephen Hawking
By: D. Vogt
Stephen Hawking (1942-) is a retired Cambridge theoretical physicist. He is best known for his popularization of black hole and cosmological research, as well as his struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease), which has left him paralyzed and only able to...
First law of thermodynamics for an open system
By: D. Vogt
The first law of thermodynamics states that, in a closed system, energy can be neither created nor destroyed: it can merely change its form. However, the implications are somewhat different for open systems. Energy still cannot be created or destroyed, but it can exchange energy...
The impact of Marie Curie's work on nuclear science
By: Edward Matthews
Marie Curie is a famous name in science, even if most don’t fully understand her contributions to modern knowledge. But although her name may not have the same widespread acknowledgement as Galileo or Einstein, her contributions were still very significant. We will explore her...
An explanation of Newton's three laws of motion
By: Josh Anderson - 591600
Not only the greatest mathematician of the late 17th early 18th century, but arguably one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. With extensive work on the foundations of calculus, the discovery and application of universal gravitation and what i shall now discuss with you...

 

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