Venipuncture is useful as it is a minimally invasive way to obtain cells and extracellular fluid (plasma) from the body for analysis

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October 3, 2013


EKG explained, for kids

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September 26, 2013


Tarantulas comprise a group of often hairy and very large arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders

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September 12, 2013

RFID Transmitters

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the wireless non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data, for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects.

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August 29, 2013

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties

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August 15, 2013

New Pakistani Super Hero: Burqa Avenger

“ Burqa Avenger” is a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills who uses a flowing black burqa to hide her identity as she fights local thugs seeking to shut down the girls’ school where she works.

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August 12, 2013


Touch explained

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July 25, 2013

Honey Bees!

Honey Bees are an animal most of us learn about very early on, one way or another…

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July 18, 2013


Deforestation is clearing Earth’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land…

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July 11, 2013

The Voice

Voice (or vocalization) is the sound produced by humans and other vertebrates using the lungs and the vocal folds in the larynx, or voice box. Voice is not always produced as speech, however. Infants babble and coo; animals bark, moo, whinny, growl, and meow; and adult humans laugh, sing, and cry. Voice is generated by […]

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June 20, 2013


A touchscreen, also known as “surface” computing, is a virtual display complete with a sensitive screen that recognizes touch by the finger or hand. Touchscreens are able to complete commands based on the position of a touch. Touchscreen technology took off after the release of the iPhone in July 2008.       In the late 1960s, research […]

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May 16, 2013


A crane is a tower or derrick equipped with cables and pulleys that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to shift them horizontally. Cranes are commonly employed in the construction industry and in manufacturing heavy equipment. Construction cranes are usually temporary structures, either fixed to the ground or mounted on a […]

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April 25, 2013


Hexagon: a polygon having six sides.

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April 18, 2013


Sandstorms are not just the stuff of legend; rather, they’re a real phenomenon in which strong, dry gusts of wind sweep over a desert area and create massive “clouds” of sand and dust. Sandstorms reduce visibility and can grind the daily life of a city to a halt if they are severe enough. They are […]

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April 15, 2013


Every galaxy in the universe has on average one hundred billion stars in it. The vast majority of these stars are small and difficult to see: cool red dwarfs and dim white dwarfs.

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March 28, 2013

Water and Oil

Why they don’t mix

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March 14, 2013


Planetarium explained, for kids

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March 7, 2013

Dry Eye

Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. In addition, inflammation of the surface of the eye may occur along with dry eye. If left untreated, this condition can lead to pain, ulcers, or scars on the cornea, […]

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February 28, 2013


Balance is defined as a state of equilibrium.

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February 21, 2013

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