The origin of the compass
By: Huniya Arif
Every creation in this world has a history. Things we take for granted in daily life have played a major role in bringing us where we are today. The compass is a valuable instrument used universally in this modern world. Although it is under shadowed...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
A hydraulic crane is a machine which is used for hoisting and moving heavy materials. Generally cranes are equipped with a winder, ropes, chains and sheaves. Hydraulic cranes are usually used in transport, manufacturing and construction industries. They are of great help during natural disasters...
How the US airspace system works
By: Robert Hoglund
The United States airspace system, or National Airspace System (NAS), is a massive network of airports, equipment, regulations, procedures, services, technical advances, and manpower that serves to protect and control the airspace of the country. The military also operates under the NAS procedures. America’s...
What is thermal turbulence?
By: Robert Hoglund
Turbulence is caused by uneven motion of the air around an airplane- eddies and gusts that hit the plane with varying amounts of force. There are two kinds of turbulence: mechanical and thermal. The two often occur together, adding to each other’s effects. Mechanical...
By: Terrence Aym
Coming on the heels of an official news release stating it had launched a rocket containing a "life capsule," the government of Iran now boasts it's built the world's first working flying saucer. [Official photo]The powers-that-be in Tehran—Iran's capital—call their otherworldly craft...
By: Victoria Tiegert
Most people understand the concept of mechanical turbulence during air travel, but they may not understand what thermal turbulence is. In fact, most people have probably never even heard of the term at all. So, what is thermal turbulence? Thermal turbulence feels like a general...
Commentary: Science and the scientific method
By: ahan abhati
Scientific methods are broadly of two kinds, one technical method and the other logical methods. Technical methods, which are also called the technological methods, are used for the measurements or manipulations of phenomena under the observation. Sciences like physics and chemistry are mostly dependent on...
Study: Women with large breasts are smarter
By: Terrence Aym
A study by a Chicago university sociologist of 1,200 women found that large-breasted women tend to have higher intelligence. The study divided the women into five groups ranging from virtually flat-chested to extra-large breasts.The results revealed that the big-breasted women had an overall...
Writing instruments: The pencil
By: Rob Red
This ubiquitous instrument is cheap and always at hand. It is often given away as promotional items, with companies names printed on its side. What are it’s origins and how do you manage to get the pencil into the centre of the wood? A...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The Brazilian Academy of Sciences founded on May 3, 1916 in Rio de Janeiro comprised three sections: Mathematics, Physicochemical Sciences and Biological Sciences, and was modeled on the French Academy of Sciences. The main objectives of the Society were to pursue scientific research, to develop...

 

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