Death in space: Ethical and practical concerns
By: Anthony Megna
Death in space is relatively rare, but the fact remains that manned space exploration is a dangerous business. The risks are all too real, but the rewards have been great as well. Probably the most dangerous mission was the first Moon landing which was accomplished...
What is clear air turbulence?
By: Cicely Richard
Anyone who’s ever been on a plane has experienced that uneasy feeling when the plane begins shaking and the seatbelt sign lights up. For the most part, this experience known as turbulence lasts a few minutes. Then, the airplane stabilizes. There are different kinds...
Nobel prize winners: How they are chosen
By: Greg Dunn
The Nobel Prize established by Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, and first awarded in 1901, is the ultimate reward of achievement in areas of chemistry, literature, medicine or physiology, physics and peace. The Nobel Prize awarded annually, has quite a financial reward, approximately worth...
Nobel prize 2010: The nominees
By: D. Vogt
Officially, the Nobel Foundation and its prize committees never release the names of nominees prior to the formal announcement of winners late in each year. However, in most years, nominators themselves admit to the media the names of a few high-profile candidates for the prize...
Nobel prize winners: How they are chosen
By: D. Vogt
The Nobel Prizes are the most prestigious global awards in the areas in which they are awarded - Peace, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, and, since 1969, Economics. Each year, new Nobel Prize winners are chosen through a rigorous review process involving several thousand nominators in...
Biography: Josiah Wedgwood
By: D. Vogt
Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) invented industrialized pottery in England. However, he is much better-remembered for his role in the slavery abolition movement, as well as for being the grandfather of the creator of the theory of evolution, Charles Darwin. Wedgwood first created the famous anti-slavery image...
Biography: James Watt
By: D. Vogt
James Watt (1736-1819) was a Scottish engineer best known for his "invention" (actually, re-design and popularization) of the steam engine. He also pioneered the measurement of power - in his case as horsepower, although the current metric unit of power measurement, the watt, is named...
By: Elton Gahr
If you pay attention to science, or more commonly science fiction then you are likely to hear the concept of nanotechnology mentioned on occasion and there is good reason that these are talked about a lot. The possibilities of nanotechnology is staggering, but before you...
By: Jacob Madden
If you are interested in tuning in to the fascinating lectures given by individuals that get recognized each year by the Nobel Foundation, do yourself a favor and become familiar with their official web site: NobelPrize.org. This December, they will stream live video feeds...
A look at the fundamental concepts behind nanotechnology
By: Selenna
Nanotechnology is a new technology which has the potential to change the way we live, interact and communicate on a massive scale. Never before has there been a technology that has so much potential for the modern world. The main concept of nanotechnology is the...

 

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