Science

Anaesthesia

Anesthesia (ănĭsthē’zhə) [Gr.,=insensibility], loss of sensation, especially that of pain, induced by drugs, especially as a means of facilitating safe surgical procedures. Early modern medical anesthesia dates to experiments with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) by Sir Humphry Davy of England and the dentist Horace Wells of the United States. Ether came into general use as […]

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May 23, 2013

Xbox One: Captain Kirk’s Google TV, with Extras

Another look at Microsoft’s Xbox One announcement from May 21st 2013

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May 23, 2013

Prof. Zubairi and Photonless Communication

In the bizarre world of quantum physics, objects can be in more than one place at a time and future events can change the past. New research involving a Texas A&M University professor makes that microscopic realm even a bit stranger.

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May 16, 2013

Super-Computers And The Hunt For Oil

Typically buried thousands of feet below the surface, oil fields are like a sponge saturated with a mixture of oil, water and gas, rather than the underground cavern most people imagine when they think about oil and gas reservoirs.

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May 9, 2013

Great Engadget Review on Google Glass

http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/30/google-glass-review/

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May 2, 2013

Hexagon

Hexagon: a polygon having six sides.

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April 18, 2013

Galaxies

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

Planetarium

Planetarium explained, for kids

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March 7, 2013

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy explained, for kids

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January 31, 2013

Right Triangles

A right triangle has one angle equal to 90 degrees. A right triangle can also be an isosceles triangle–which means that it has two sides that are equal. A right isosceles triangle has a 90-degree angle and two 45-degree angles. This is the only right triangle that is an isosceles triangle. This version of the […]

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November 15, 2012

Rhinoceros

A rhinoceros is any of five surviving species of odd-toed ungulate in the family Rhinocerotidae. All five are native to Africa or Asia.

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September 20, 2012

Does the Internet Make You Dumb? Top German Neuroscientist Says Yes – and Forever

South Korean doctors were the first to describe this phenomenon, and dubbed it digital dementia – whence the title of Spitzer’s book. Simplistically, the message can be summed up this way: the Internet makes you dumb.

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September 20, 2012

Perspective

“Perspective” in art

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September 13, 2012

Static Electricity (for kids)

Static electricity is an electric charge built up on persons or objects through friction.

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September 6, 2012

Centipedes

centipedes explained, for kids

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August 9, 2012

Toothpaste

Toothpaste explained, for kids

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July 19, 2012

Groundwater

groundwater

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July 12, 2012

Global Seas Rising?

An argument about global sea level rising

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June 28, 2012

U.S. Firms May Miss Out as Saudi Nuke Plan Advances

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia expects to finalize its atomic energy plans this year but the U.S. nuclear industry may miss out on multi-billion dollar contracts to turn it into a reality unless Washington and Riyadh sign a non-proliferation deal soon.

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April 26, 2012

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