From earliest mankind to only about 400 years ago, all that we knew about our universe was what we could see with the naked eye. In 1610, Galileo started studying the skies with his telescope and made discoveries that would change our perspective forever. He observed that Saturn had rings an…

The dictionary defines evolution as “A theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations;” or “The process by which different kinds of living organisms a…

Early in the 20th century, slight changes in the orbits of the two most outer planets, Neptune and Uranus, caused American astronomer Percival Lowell to believe there might be another planet out there near their orbits. He reasoned that the gravitational pull of something large was affecting…

Digital communications in the form of telegraph in the 19th century, and radio and telephone in the 20th, set the stage for the Internet. The launch of the Russians’ Sputnik in 1957, the first man-made satellite, not only began the Space Age, but also opened the door to the realization that …

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The dictionary defines fission as “a splitting or breaking up into parts,” while fusion is “a merging of separate elements into a unified whole.”

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

From earliest mankind to only about 400 years ago, all that we knew about our universe was what we could see with the naked eye. In 1610, Galileo started studying the skies with his telescope and made discoveries that would change our perspective forever. He observed that Saturn had rings an…

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The dictionary defines evolution as “A theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations;” or “The process by which different kinds of living organisms a…

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Early in the 20th century, slight changes in the orbits of the two most outer planets, Neptune and Uranus, caused American astronomer Percival Lowell to believe there might be another planet out there near their orbits. He reasoned that the gravitational pull of something large was affecting…

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Digital communications in the form of telegraph in the 19th century, and radio and telephone in the 20th, set the stage for the Internet. The launch of the Russians’ Sputnik in 1957, the first man-made satellite, not only began the Space Age, but also opened the door to the realization that …

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The International Space Station is the only place where science, technology and human innovation can demonstrate new technologies and make research breakthroughs in a zero gravity environment.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The sun emits radiation over a broad spectrum of wavelengths: light that is visible, infrared that you feel as heat, and ultraviolet that you don’t see or feel.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What is pollution? The dictionary defines it as “the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects,” or “the action or process of making land, water, air, etc., dirty and not safe or suitable to use.”

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Batteries go back much longer than most people think. Clay pots were found outside of Baghdad dating from 200 B.C. They contained an iron rod surrounded by copper sheathing. Testing revealed that the vessels had originally been filled with an acidic liquid like vinegar, leading scientists to…

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Everyone knows that in summer it’s hot, and in winter it’s cold. But what makes the weather change from day to day or week to week?