By: Sam Domett
How does a helicopter fly? It flies a little like an airplane, but mostly not like an airplane. A helicopter is more difficult to fly than a fixed wing aircraft due to many extra factors that act on the helicopters flight, but the general aerodynamics...
By: Terrence Aym
People with super-normal powers pop up every so often. They usually amaze newspaper reporters and befuddle doctors who examine them. The latest example is a boy with "X-ray" eyes that can see clearly in total darkness. His eyes also have the disturbing tendency to glow...
By: Terrence Aym
Great progress has been made by the military and industry on the technology of mind-reading devices. Now academia has entered the quest for interactive technology creating a bridge between human and machine brains.The principal lab work for the device that interprets electrical brain activity...
Winter science experiments: Frozen bubbles
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Science is fun. Parents who understand this simple concept will have children who are able to make educated guesses, draw conclusions and have a greater understanding of critical thinking. One of the best ways to teach a children about how fun science can be is...
By: Joan Collins
There is more to winter fun than forts and snowballs. When you think winter, think science experiments. Teach the children about the elements of winter with these fun activities. Frost Fill a clean, empty coffee can three-fourths full with ice cubes. Sit the can on...
How ice affects airplanes
By: Justine Shamey
When traveling by air be prepared for weather delays. Airplanes cannot fly in hazardous weather such as ice or snow storms. There are also weather conditions that will affect the airplane and can make traveling in one unsafe. One thing the airplane crew has to...
How to use social media to communicate science to the public
By: Nick Somoski
Communicating Science to the Public: Assessing the Promise, Potential, and Pitfalls of Social Media Social media have taken the world by storm. The innovative way of networking and communicating has become a daily (if not hourly) activity for millions people across the globe; it’s...
By: Terrence Aym
Singularitists—men and women futurists made up of individuals with careers as diverse as engineers and artists, cybernetic experts and biologists, physicists and poets—see knowledge and technology reaching a single point where everything comes together creating a symbiotic explosion of new knowledge and supersonic...
Nature of Science
By: Matthew Christie
I do not think there is a conceivable way for science to undermine its own search for answers. Science is the constant search for the truth in our natural world and beyond. And as long as we are looking for answers, it will never obsolesce...
The meaning of empiricism
By: Thom Brown
Empiricism is the theory of knowledge that claims that most or all our knowledge is obtained through sensory experience, rather than through rational deduction or innateness. Empiricists such as John Locke and David Hume emphasize the role of evidence and experience as the main way...

 

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