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The movie "I, Robot" is a muddled affair. It relies on shoddy pseudo-science and a general sense of unease that artificial (non-carbon based) intelligent life forms seem to provoke in us. But it goes no deeper than a comic book treatment of the important (read entire article)
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Comets are small celestial bodies that orbit the Sun. They have a nucleus center and may or may not have a tail. They orbit the Sun at very long intervals in highly elliptical orbits. They pass by the Earth on a cyclical schedule.(read entire article)
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Ergonomics is, basically, the science of comfort. It is the study of how your equipment affects you when you are at work, both in terms of maximising your efficiency and reducing any health risks that might be present.(read entire article)
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Lights in the sky have fascinated us for thousands of years. The lights in the far north and south of our planet are some of the more famous ones. What was in that Soup?(read entire article)
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The Sun is the centerpiece of our solar system, the gravity force that keeps everything together. Here is an overview of this source of our existence.(read entire article)
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Several cases of the cruelty of terrorists are still remembered among those who were terrified by the white envelopes sent to countries that took active part in the war of Afghanistan.(read entire article)
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Artificial Intelligence as a research field was born in the summer of 1956 during a seminal workshop at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.(read entire article)
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Theoretical cosmologists spend much of their time perfecting what is now known as the "Big Bang" theory. This concept originates from ideas percolating in the minds of scientists, theologians and astronomers down through the ages.(read entire article)
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Evolution theory teaches that survival is for the fittest living organism. What is life? What is fit? And what does it mean to survive? Well, there are many definitions of course. A useful definition, in scientific perspective, is the one that allow us to(read entire article)
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The science of fluxions was Sir Isaac Newton's terminology for the new field of science known today as calculus. Newton and German mathematician Leibnitz appear to have discovered the principles of calculus in about the same time; but Leibnitz published (read entire article)
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Corrosion is the tendency of metals to return to their natural condition, abandoning their current one, that is: the destruction or deterioration of a material because of chemical and/or electrochemical reactions.(read entire article)
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Heralding a new age in the cosmos, Norwegian Kristian Birkeland predicted that the universe likely consisted of an exotic component that would later be called dark matter.(read entire article)
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The goal of this article is to put some light on the difference between the types of statistical analysis. The two main basic branches in science known as statistics are Descriptive and Inferential statistics.(read entire article)
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The functions of the right and left brain are only a small portion of the potential that comprises THE MIND. The mind and the brain are two very different things. You can think of the brain as the hard drive of the computer and the mind as the software.(read entire article)
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Fleas have been around for millions of years, sucking the blood of animals and humans. Fleas live on pets, mammals, in carpets, in sofas as well as other household and farm goods.(read entire article)
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How are fossils formed? For fossil formation to take place a series of fortunate events must occur. If any part of the series is missing, we will never see the fossil! In fact, fossilization is a rare occurrence.(read entire article)
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A microscope is a device which allows one to view something which is too small to be seen by the naked eye. Items which are often studied under a microscope can include a single hair, blood or skin cells.(read entire article)
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One thing we can always be certain of is our advancement in technology. Ever since that first trip to the moon, our curiosity has more than heightened. We now have the ability to achieve satellite images of earth.(read entire article)
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Earth's weather can produce various kinds of windstorm which include waterspouts, dust devils and tornadoes. Although they have the common features of a column of rotating air, they are actually formed through different processes.(read entire article)
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Is Albert Einstein's Special Relativity incompatible with the very equations upon which science's greatest theory is built? New observations made by many scientists and engineers appear to contradict the great scientist's ideas.(read entire article)
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Louis Essen was born in 1908 in a small city in England called Nottingham. His childhood was typical of the time and he pursued his education with enjoyment and dedication.(read entire article)
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The microscope is an important educational tool used in scientific research and education. It is used to produce a larger image of an object for projects ranging from medical discoveries to important educational training in schools across the nation.(read entire article)
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As the horizons of technology expand, the real world is shrinking into a Global Village; Nanotechnology is the new area of interest in technology.(read entire article)
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Plastics are synthetically produced non-metallic compounds. It can be molded into various forms and hardened for commercial use. Plastic molding products can be seen everywhere.(read entire article)
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As we look for an across-the-board solution for our present exorbitant consumption of gasoline it seems as though there is none, at least for the present. We are looking at Ethanol additive to our present gasoline formulas,(read entire article)
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Sound in brief but remarkeable terms is a vibration, that our ears percieve by the sense of hearing. Most commonly vibrations travel to our ears via the air.(read entire article)
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Chemistry is generally divided into two broad branches: organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Other types of chemistry include physical chemistry, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry, with each field branching off(read entire article)
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Nikola Tesla was born on July 9, 1856, in a very small village called Smiljan, in the province of Lika, Croatia. You may not know who this man is, but he invented the theories of electricity we use today.(read entire article)
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The great observatories of the world are responsible for many of the prolific astronomical observations of the twentieth century. Telescopic photograpy, radio dish data collection, and infrared imaging are among the many(read entire article)
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With the recent rise in energy costs many people have been looking to alternative sources of energy. One of the greatest energy sources (our sun) is readily available for the taking. We just need to be able to harness it's power.(read entire article)
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One of the most important telescopes in the history of astronomy, the Hubble telescope has allowed observers to peer farther into space than any previous telescope.(read entire article)
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With the increased costs of energy derived from fossil fuels, many consumers are interested in alternative sources of energy. Unfortunately the market trend tells us that little to no relief in oil prices is in sight.(read entire article)
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The most striking feature of the human brain is seen in the cortex. This is the folded, hemispherical structure which constitutes the bulk of the visible brain. It is not present in reptiles. The cortex is relatively recent.(read entire article)
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The arguments for global warming can sound a bit vacuous when discussing temperature changes of only one degree. The impact of the melting Arctic ice cap on animals is much more tangible.(read entire article)
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Just what on earth is foam? It is a question that has plagued mankind for centuries. Well, alright, maybe not. Nevertheless, foam has long been a mysterious material, yet useful in many ways, not least for insulation and packaging.(read entire article)
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The very definition of the word calculus is derived from a mineral build-up and means "hard." The Mathematical term of calculus describes a field that is a theoretical offshoot of algebra that attempts to define the way in which events will change over ti(read entire article)
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We all learn evolution theory in schools. Well, most of us do. However, what's taught in schools is just basic. What most people - especially religious fundamentalists - do not want you to know is that evolution theory can very naturally explain human nat(read entire article)
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Silver, a chemical element, exists in the periodic table with the symbol "Ag" and atomic number 47. Silver is a soft white lustrous transition metal. Due to the fact that it has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal,(read entire article)
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School science laboratories seem to always be designed by accountants. They are generally poorly laid out and ill-equipped to serve their purpose.(read entire article)
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Understanding the scientific method and how to follow it is critical to building a good reputation in the technical community. In regards to science fairs, as a student progresses in grade levels the judges are going to demand more and more focus on using(read entire article)
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Often times I hear my students asking: "Can I use a calculator?" My invariable answer is "No," and now that I think about it, it is because the traditional teaching philosophy indicates that you don't need a calculator when you have to compute an integral(read entire article)
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When the sky is blue and clear it is because molecules in the air reflect blue light from the sun more than they are reflecting red light. The sun has all the colors of the rainbow in it; when reflected through a prism or these little molecules, you see d(read entire article)
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