The most influential inventors of the 20th century
By: John Traveler
Without question, the twentieth century represents the most prolific period of human invention ever. It was also a century in which the most profound inventions of all time would have greater influence on humanity, and the rest of life on this planet, than those of...
How a lighter works
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The lighter was actually made before the match. The first lighter was made by a German chemist in 1816. His name was Johann Wolfgang Dobereinr. It was called a lamp and it was a cartridge that was filled with hydrogen and was triggered by a...
By: Donna Hicks
A lighter may be a small object that users take for granted, but there is interesting science behind how a lighter works. Many individuals may not be aware of the science involved when a lighter is used for any of the tasks that lighters are...
How a lighter works
By: Nick Somoski
Whether lighting a cigarette, lighting a candle, or anything in-between, lighters are a common item that people frequently use. The mechanics behind it, however, usually go unnoticed. The simple fact is that a lighter does not spark magic; a complicated system occurs within the lighter's...
How robots could help find Amelia Earhart's plane
By: Dr. Deborah Bauers
Cutting edge technology will soon send twenty-first century robots on a deep sea expedition to plumb the depths of the Pacific Rim in an effort to recover Amelia Earhart’s plane wreckage. Miss Earhart, along with her co-pilot, disappeared almost 75 years ago while making...
Boeing, Gulfstream and Nasa join forces to create a supersonic jet
By: A.W. Berry
Originally a National Aeronautical and Space Administration research project, the X-54 supersonic plane is thought to become a possible successor commercial aircraft to the retired Concorde. According to the Gulfstream X-54 Facebook page, NASA is no longer involved with the development of this plane. Disclosure...
Scientific advancements in the ancient Arab world
By: Sarath K.K
The Arab World is spread over a number of countries in the continents of Africa and Asia. The world is indebted to Arab culture as several scientific advancements were made in the region during the Golden Age of Arabic Science. There are several accounts of...
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
A true entrepreneur has an ongoing challenge, as well as an opportunity to bring something new and different to light. In reality, that is what many entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds are doing, all around the world. Every project of entrepreneurial merit has to...
By: Jeanine Czaja-Mordon
Mysticism is the belief that a human being can directly experience Ultimate Reality or God. Although no Ultimate Reality Detector has been invented yet, science does have tools to study measurable effects of such phenomena as meditation and near death experiences. According to Science Daily...
US experts develop 'most real' robotic legs yet
By: John Atchison
The subject of robotics has long fascinated the scientific community and the general public. Back in the 1970's, television viewers began to imagine the possibilities when ABC created the Six Million Dollar Man. Astronaut Steve Austin crashes in a horrific test flight and appears to...

 

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