Animal Communication

A discipline within the field of animal behavior that focuses upon the reception and use of signals. Animal communication could well include all of animal behavior, since a liberal definition of the term signal could include all stimuli perceived by an animal. However, most research in animal communication deals only with those cases in which […]

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December 29, 2011

Alternate Universe

alternate universe, explained

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December 1, 2011

Hot Air Balloons

In 1783, two French brothers, Jacques Etienne and Joseph Michel Montgolfier, invented the hot-air balloon and sent one to an altitude of 6,000 ft (1,800 m).

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November 23, 2011


Grub, in entomology, familiar term for the larval stage of certain beetles. Most specifically, the term is used for larvae with soft, thick bodies, well-developed heads, and legs on the thorax but not on the abdomen. In general, grubs tend to be pale in color. They are usually slow-moving and many are soil dwellers. Similar […]

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November 3, 2011


Before the invention of mechanical clocks, timepieces used the sun’s motion or simple measurement devices to track time.

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October 24, 2011


periscopes explained, for kids

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October 13, 2011

Muslim Scientists and Thinkers–Obaid Siddiqui

Muslim biologist / geneticist

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September 22, 2011

Cumran Vafa

Currently, he is the Donner Professor of Science at Harvard University.

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September 8, 2011


HOLOGRAPHY is the process of recording a three-dimensional image of an object using the special properties of light from a LASER. Unlike photography, which only records the brightness and contrast of an object, a HOLOGRAM records brightness, contrast and DIMENSION. This allows holography to display the final image in true 3D. You do not need […]

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September 8, 2011

Vinyl Records

vinyl records explained, for kids

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September 1, 2011

Mostafa El-Sayed

Dr. Mostafa El-Sayed have contributed to many areas of physical and materials chemistry research, including the development of new techniques such as magnetophoto selection, picosecond Raman spectroscopy and phosphorescence microwave double resonance spectroscopy.

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August 25, 2011


Rubber explained, for kids

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August 11, 2011

Ahmed H Zewail

Zewail’s technique uses what may be described as the world’s fastest camera.

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August 4, 2011


Wind meters explained, for kids

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July 28, 2011


Flies explained, for kids

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July 21, 2011

Farouk El Baz

Farouk El Baz

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July 14, 2011


cheese explained, for kids

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July 7, 2011

Fault Lines

Normal faults generally occur in places where the lithosphere is being stretched. Consequently they are the chief structural components of many sedimentary rift basins (e.g. the North Sea) where they have major significance for hydrocarbon exploration. They can also be found in deltas, at the rear edges of huge gravitation slumps and slides. Normal faults […]

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June 30, 2011

Fazlur Rahman Khan

Muslim scientists of the 20th century

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June 23, 2011

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