By: Joyce M. George-Knight
Centurions have to be astounded by all the inventions they have witnessed during their lifetimes. When they were born there were no electric washers, dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, televisions or microwaves. A telephone had a live person who asked for the name of the party...
Best of 2008: Invention
By: R. Hake
Although there were many great inventions in 2008, one that I believe is definitely a breakthrough is the 23andMe retail DNA test kit. This kit retails for close to $400 and can be completed at home and then sent back in for the results. It...
By: Christina Pomoni
Chueh Lee, a designer at Samsung in China, was probably too optimistic when he decided to break the limits of paradoxical and design the Touch Sight camera. Or maybe he was just too determined to offer to the visually impaired individuals a chance to do...
Best of 2008: Invention
By: Cameron Scott
2008 has been a year of innovation like no other. We have seen the world's fastest computer, aptly named Roadrunner, break the petaflop barrier, performing more than a quadrillion calculations per second. A new camera specially developed for the blind projects a raised tactile impression...
The benefits of having a local science festival
By: Joyce Good Henderson
Three Reasons to do a Science Fair ProjectScience fair projects often has real life applications. Science Fair teaches you to think "outside of the box" and engage in creative problem-solving. You may find answers that adult scientists have sought for years. A high school student...
Best of 2008: Scientific discovery
By: Simon Wright
With each year that passes, mankind's appetite for discovery helps us to uncover more amazing mysteries of the universe. Sometimes, though, it can be smaller scale discoveries that bring the most cheer and I think that was true in 2008. Certainly, in my opinion, the...
By: Christina Pomoni
On September 10, 2008, the world stands silent in front of the greatest ever particle physics experiment. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), built to assist scientists to answer chief unresolved questions in particle physics and alter our understanding of the Universe, is aimed to become...
The importance of good communication between scientists and engineers
By: Daniel Sisk
Somewhere on the road between Pasco and Kahlotus, it finally started. I should have seen it coming, but I never realized it would begin so early. Behind my right shoulder, in the back seat, my oldest teenager was lobbying for a subscription to Popular Mechanics...
The similarities between social and physical sciences
By: Patricia Rockwell
Before debating what should and should not be labeled a science, we must first consider what academic disciplines actually exist and what they typically call themselves. In the natural or physical (or "true" if you will) sciences one finds biology, physics, astronomy, geology, anatomy, among...
By: Can Tran
One of the interesting things about Chinese history is that China created numerous inventions that have been expanded upon by the rest of the world. Of the eastern side of the hemisphere, China was the most technologically advanced civilization. It was one civilization that would...

 

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