How to win at a science festival
By: Mona Gallagher
Science festivals bring out the finest thinkers whether they be professional participants, or interested audiences of observers and spectators. Science festivals present innovative demonstrations and educational exhibits that are fun and inviting and cover a wide scope of activities. A science festival is really...
By: Bhavya Dabas
A large number of discoveries in science have been accidental, so much so that there is an actual term for this phenomenon. It's called the 'Principle of Limited Sloppiness.' Here are some discoveries that were accidents and proved to be very useful to humankind...
The most important accidental scientific discoveries
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Science, at its root, is based on experiment and observation. Researchers labor for hours trying to justify claims and demonstrate the effectiveness of various techniques. However, this does not necessarily mean that all great observations must be related in any way to your original experiment...
The most important scientific discoveries of the past 10 years
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
The last 10 years have seen a large number of major scientific discoveries, from the construction of an extensive database of genomic information to the discovery of other planets in our galaxy. Below is a brief list of the most important scientific discoveries of the...
The difference between a scientific discovery and a scientific observation
By: Effie Moore Salem
Scientific discovery is finding something new and something unheard of before; scientific observation is learning new and different things about what is already known. Most discoveries are further enhanced by observations that lead on to better uses. Processing scientific theory into what is discovery and...
By: Rainier Yellow
The Airbus A380 is currently the largest plane in the world. It has a length of 73m or 239 ft. 3 in, a height of 24.1 m or 79 ft. 7 in, and a wingspan of 79.8 m or 261 ft. 8 in...
The most important accidental scientific discoveries
By: Molly McGuire
Serendipity is the Mother of Invention Throughout history, some of the most important scientific discoveries happened accidentally. In fact, serendipity plays an important role in scientific experimentation, and many well-known products, pharmaceuticals, and modern machines resulted from lucky mishaps. "Chance favors the prepared mind,"...
The most important accidental scientific discoveries
By: Colleen Mart
Serendipity, not the movie starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, is defined as "the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident." Science describes beneficial scientific accidents as "the Principle of Limited Sloppiness." It is a fact that the vast majority of the most...
By: Lalitha Subbaraman
Serendipity is the basis of of many important accidental scientific discoveries. Serendipitous discoveries seemed to be common in Pharmacology and Chemistry. "In the fields of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind."-Louis Pasteur Penicillin is an important accidental scientific discovery by Alexander Fleming. He...
By: Helena Whyte
There have been many accidental scientific discoveries through the ages. Isaac Asimov said, "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!', but 'That's funny.'" Here are a few accidental discoveries that didn't make my...

 

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