Why we should adopt the metric system
By: Patrick Sills
When I was a child growing up in the 1960's, my dad had a Volkswagen Beetle. In those days, just about everybody did. But there was something different about our particular "Bug." It was a European-spec model with a Metric odometer and speedometer, so...
By: G E Barr
THE PHYSICS OF DUMBING DOWNThe scope of consideration when thinking seriously and beyond the acceptable boundaries of text, requires solitude, focus, fortitude and peace. Children, even very bright ones are considered to be odd if they're not in constant motion and with the way things...
Biographies: Alexander Cartwright
By: Theresa Carbone
Alexander Cartwright Jr. is the man credited for inventing the modern game of baseball. The U.S. Congress gave him the official title on June 3, 1939. Alexander was born on April 17, 1820. He was a banker and a volunteer fireman in New York...
Winning arguments against the metric system
By: Eric Burns
Metric wins hands down! This article deals with Adam Koch's anti metric diatribe.Quite right, nobody should conform to anything for the sake of conforming. Yet, to condemn a measurement system outright because you do not, or do not want to understand it, is not...
Abstract perspectives on science
By: Dave Nocera
Most of our modern world comes from the rocks and minerals we pull from the Earth. Our ancestors started this tradition about 2.6 million years ago when they learned to fashion the first tools from sharpened rocks. We simply didn't have strong enough claws...
By: Jacob Moore - 411453
The most significant discovery of 2008 might have been more of a non-discovery, if you will. Most people have probably heard all the talk ignited over the operations of CERN, or the European Organization for Nuclear Research. CERN has been in operation since 1954. America...
Best of 2008: Invention
By: David Nuttle
Truly great inventions help provide solutions to significant problems, or help to meet critical needs. The best invention for 2008, in my opinion, was designed to provide a safe, efficient, and economical way to provide potable (clean) water to help dramatically reduce the United Nations'...
Best of 2008: Scientific discovery
By: Roisi Proven
The best Scientific discovery of 2008 was not simply a discovery, but the ability to see decades of scientific and technological advancements come to fruition. This year became the year that we finally came one step closer to truly understanding how our universe is put...
Best of 2008: Scientific discovery
By: Megan Worley
Invisibility has always been a popular idea. From the cloak that Harry Potter wears to long forgotten legends from eons ago. However in 2008 the idea of invisibility has become closer to reality with the scientific discoveries made this year. The basic idea of invisibility...
Are people alone in the universe?
By: Nish Laverz
The mysteries of the universe have always intrigued meHow did the universe begin?How did life start?Are we alone in the universe?In this article I explore the latterOver 400 years ago, an Italian monk called Giordano Bruno, wrote that "In space there are...

 

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