By: Daisy Sue
Car tires are made of vulcanized rubber, a material that was first invented in 1844, though it was not used for tires until a later time. In 1937, the first synthetic rubber tire was invented by Goodrich and was made of a patented substance called...
An overview of nuclear meltdown plutonium effects
By: Maffew James
With the coming of the atomic age, mankind had discovered the means to yield enormous amounts of energy from the splitting of atoms. This has been both a curse and blessing, with the advent of both the atomic bomb and nuclear power plant, and the...
By: Janet Grischy
An overview of nuclear meltdown shows reason for caution in the nuclear power industry, and explains the reasons for public fear. A nuclear meltdown can happen when the cooling systems in a nuclear reactor fail. It may also be caused by a fire within the...
Can we Separate Science from Ideology
By: Steve Bro
In our modern world, shaped by technology and mass communication, there is one institution that is proudly elevated above all others as the supreme source of information and the saviour of the human race. Science has been heralded as the answer to all things. In...
Scientists: Vikings used 'mysterious crystal' to find America
By: Terrence Aym
How the Vikings navigated to strange lands with unerring accuracy has puzzled researchers for centuries. Now their secret has been revealed and the answer is as surprising as it is illuminating: mysterious crystals the Vikings called "sunstones."Few things in history capture the imagination, boldness...
By: Kenneth Andrews
A scientist at the University of Texas in Dallas has created a thermal 'invisibility cloak', in reality's answer to James Bond's invisible car and Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, according to a report from NBC. Unfortunately, as is often the case despite the dreary cliché, the...
By: Bruce Tyson
Light as a feather is heavy compared to the new lightweight material developed by U.S. engineers. They tout the new material as one hundred times lighter than Styrofoam, yet it offers extreme energy absorption. Experts say the material could be used in batteries and...
New spontaneous human combustion: Man bursts into flames at rail station
By: Terrence Aym
A second case of the rare phenomenon of spontaneous human combustion (SHC) has occurred. This incident of SHC struck an as yet unidentified man standing at a train station in Gothenburg, Sweden. The man was lucky as witnesses saw him suddenly catch fire and rushed...
By: Terrence Aym
A revolutionary technology—now in the prototype stage—is called the 3D bio-printer. Some day in the not-too-distant-future you might need a new kidney, a liver, or a spleen. If you do, your doctor will simply scan your DNA, enter the parameters into a computer...
By: Maria C Collins
Some people are very frightened about the year 2012. Theories haunt the internet and the usual conspiracy theorists quote Nostradamus, the Mayans, the Bible and other ‘sources in their attempt to peddle these theories. Cutting through these apparent predictions is quite difficult but the...

 

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