Topic: science

Friday, October 24, 2014

Remote controllers, cars, laptops and smoke detectors are just a some of the many things in our lives that rely on batteries to function.  In the past few decades battery technology has made leaps and bounds, but people still complain about how long their devices can hold a charge. So, how...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Humanity's ability to learn has been one of the most important aspects to our success as a species.  We learn from mistakes, for grades, out of hunger, and sometimes from our own curiosity.  Interestingly, nearly all of our advancements come at the hands of curiosity. How does...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

In the coming months, we’ll take a look at some of the stranger names in our Solar System to prepare for a challenge from the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Over the last 20 years, astronomers have found over 1,800 exoplanets - planets orbiting other stars. These alien words are...
Our technological development helps us understand more and more about our world. For example, initially telescopes helped make some sense of the night sky and now we have wandering spacecraft that help answer deeper and more detailed questions about the cosmos.  This technological growth...

Friday, October 3, 2014

Our world is too large for one person to just look around and understand everything.  In order to understand more than what is in front of our eyes, we must rely on logic and mathematics. For example, a long time ago humanity was not sure how large the Earth actually was. Sure, there were some...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Increasing global temperatures, glacial melt and rising sea levels are a few of the more well-known issues regarding climate change.  Considering that ultimately it's all connected, other things will be impacted by the big changes, like the wind. So, how's our wind doing?...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Space, the final frontier…if you can get there, that is. The United States has decommissioned the space shuttle program. So, how can we take our astronauts and scientists off the Earth to continue their research work?  How will Americans go to space?    In 2011...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

From cereal to tea and even some wintertime adult beverages, honey is a very popular condiment.  The taste of honey can cure a sweet tooth and sometimes help an aching throat, but can honey have medical applications?   There's that old saying 'A spoon full of sugar helps the...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

One of humanity's most unique traits is verbal language. All over the world people wake up every morning and greet each other in a myriad of different languages.  Our languages determine cultural understanding, education and many more aspects of life including growth and development. So,...

Friday, September 5, 2014

In the 1960's pandas entered the collective psyche as the spokesperson for conservation movements and wilderness protection programs. The World Wildlife Fund and their panda campaign spread quickly across the planet and this gentle forest dweller went from one of...

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