How to become an amateur pilot
By: Anthony Markham
So, you want to fly a plane, but without all the stress of doing it as a career? Not to worry, because anyone can fly a plane these days, all it takes is a PPL (Private Pilots Licence), and a commitment to learning! Throughout my...
By: Cody Hodge
Are we alone in the universe? Technically the answer for now is yes we are. However, I firmly believe that in the next fifty years we will have solid evidence that there is some sort of the life in the universe, and probably multiple planets...
By: Wendy R.
Thomas Edison was born in Ohio in 1847, the youngest of seven children, and grew up in Michigan. Edison wasn't much of a student in school because his mind always seemed to be wandering. He only attended school for a few months before his mother...
Using science as a rational foundation for personal belief systems
By: Elton Gahr
Religion is often treated as the antithesis of science. In many cases there is a war going on between science and religion. In America this is most easily seen in the debate over evolution. The Church has often butted heads against science. Sometimes it has...
By: Gerald Drueppel
Green With EnvyIf you were an advanced peaceful race of explorers who came upon this world of squandered resources and blighted areas prone to wholesale destruction. If you did not have a prime directive to not interfere with this planet's development, no matter how many...
By: Elton Gahr
The question of whether we are alone in the Universe is one that on its surface seems academic. Until we meet another species other than humans what difference could it possibly make? Yet the answer to this question could have a more profound effect on...
By: Erik Setser
To assume that we, as humans, are the only intelligent life (intelligent being defined as capable of developing cultures and technology, forming language and essentially building upon ourselves as a species) in our universe is perhaps as arrogant as it is ignorant. However, comparably ignorant...
By: Elton Gahr
Nanotechnology is one of the most exciting engineering feats of all time yet very few people know about it. This is partially because the science is still in its infancy and partially because it isn't as easy to explain as other feats but if you...
All about instrument landing systems
Ils
By: Excelsior
You look out your passenger window, it's raining out there. The Captain has come over the PA system and gave his usual "prepare for landing" speech. You glance out, not being able to make out more than the wingtip. Then it suddenly dawns on you...
Exploring the possibility of extraterrestrial races ever assuming control of the earth
By: Elton Gahr
It's a popular science fiction trope, aliens appear in the sky and after a short while they begin to land. Perhaps like in independence day they blow up the cities first or perhaps they release a virus that exterminates most of the population, or they...

 

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