stopwatches described, for kids

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March 15, 2012

Conveyor Belt

Conveyor belts explained, for kids

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March 8, 2012

Space Capsules

Space capsules were the first major form of space craft for manned space exploration.

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March 4, 2012

The Star Students Of The Islamic Republic

Forget Harvard—one of the world’s best undergraduate colleges is in Iran.

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February 9, 2012


optics explained

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January 19, 2012

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

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

Dr. Teepu Siddique’s team discovers cause of ALS

Northwestern University researchers have discovered the cause of the Lou Gehrig’s disease (also known as ALS). The study’s lead author is Dr. Teepu Siddique, of Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a neurologist at Northwestern Memorial hospital.

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August 25, 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

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