Why two different spellings are used for aluminum
By: Diane Todd
As with many scientific names, there are multiple spellings for the element "aluminum" with an atomic numberof 13, atomic weight of 26.98 and elemental symbol "Al". British chemist Sir Humphry Davy first identifiedbut could not isolate this silvery white metal. He knew that the...
By: Rolland Judd
The best scientific discovery of 2008 is something that scientists have yet to even describe. This discovery is so controversial that approximately 200 of the 600 scientists involved in the project are refusing to put their names on the 69-page paper purporting its discovery. What...
Best of 2008: Scientific discovery
By: Richard Crews
Green CrudeAlgae are a group of primitive plants best known to us as seaweeds and green pond scum. But algae are actually a large and diverse group-there are more than 30,000 species. And their uses by humans are legion. Seaweeds have been used as...
Best of 2008: Scientific discovery
By: Jai Li
From the discovery of several new species of animals to new HIV strains, 2008 has been a year of great discovery. Yet, they all pale in comparison to this scientific image of 2008, that caused a bit of a stir among the scientific crowd.Claiming...
By: Nish Laverz
The Large Hadron ColliderEvery one waited with baited breath as it was turned on hoping it was not the end of the world, but what an anticlimax as the switch was thrown nothing exciting seemed to happen, we had to wait to see if it...
By: Nish Laverz
The biggest scientific experiment that was in the news was in 2008 was the Large Hadron Collider. Every one waited with baited breath as it was turned on hoping it was not the end of the world, but what an anticlimax as the switch was...
Best of 2008: Scientific discovery
By: Sherry Horton Blake
In talking about the conception of the universe, about the only fact scientists agree on is that our universe does exist (that is, if we can believe our own perceptions), but after that, we have only hypotheses and no absolutes. Many people once believed that...
By: Sean M.Clarke
Astrology a scientific outlookFrom time immemorial, the concept that celestial bodies in the sky can provide a map of the future has fascinated mankind. Mankind's romance with Astrology ranges from a casual glance at the newspaper's zodiac signs section, to making important decisions in life...
Best of 2008: Invention
By: Sherry Horton Blake
Any Harry Potter fan knows that it would have been difficult for Harry to sneak around Hogwarts without the use of his silvery invisibility cloak. Also, Star Trek fans will remember the cloaking devices that appeared on that show. Of course this is only possible...
Best of 2008: Invention
By: Tim Peters
The year 2008 saw a lot of novel inventions with long-term and short-term benefits, from the Large Hadron Collider to commercially-available DNA testing. But with 2008's global recession looming over the end of the year, renewable energy has come under fire for not being able...

 

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