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Why Is There Gravity
Why Is There Gravity
Why Is There Gravity? When you pick up a stone and release it falls to the ground. This seemingly simple concept has been known throughout history as gravitation. Isaac Newton managed to explain gravity in terms of its effects, but few have come up with a working explanation for the driving force behind it. The mysterious nature of some of the more peculiar effects of gravity, as well as the simple ones, indicate that explaining why there is gravity will be a long, difficult, yet intriguing tas
Challenger
Challenger
Challenger It was a cold, crisp, and damp morning on the Florida Space Coast as the space shuttle Challenger raced through the sky at speeds approaching mach 2 at an altitude of 104,000 feet when something went perilously wrong. All of America watched, including the family members of the seven doomed crew members, as Challenger exploded into an expansive ball of fire, smoke and steam. An Oh. . . no! came as the crew’s final utterance from the shuttle as the orbiter broke-up. As the reality of
Aristotle vs Copernicus
Aristotle vs Copernicus
Aristotle vs. Copernicus Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shared with Plato the distinction of being the most famous of ancient philosophers. Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy. He remained there for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 bc , Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias (d.
Almost fifty years ago an incident occurred in the southwestern desert
Almost fifty years ago an incident occurred in the southwestern desert
Almost fifty years ago, an incident occurred in the southwestern desert of the United States that could have significant implications for all mankind. The incident was announced by the U.S. military, and denied by the U.S. military, and has remained covered-up in the government for the past fifty and hopefully not another fifty years. It is not a hoax or false claim, but rather a known event that is thoroughly documented. It is the objective here is to summarize the details of the events and in
Black Holes
Black Holes
Word Count: 1284 If theories of their existence are true, black holes are the most powerful force in the known physical universe. Many people are familiar with the term black hole, but few people actually know anything about them. A black hole forms as a result of a massive star running out of fuel to burn (Chaisson, 193). Once the star is no longer exerting outward force by burning off gases, it begins to collapse under it’s own intense, inward gravity (Chaisson, 193). It is like slowly lettin
You are mad and gone the wrong way You take
You are mad and gone the wrong way You take
“You are mad, and gone the wrong way. You take falsehood for truth and ugliness for beauty.” - lawyer from A.C.’s “The Bet” Through analyzing this excerpt from the story of “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov, one can sense the imprisoned lawyer criticizing the banker of being ignorant and insane. What exactly does it mean to be insane or ignorant? By definition, for one to be classified as insane, they would have the inability to mediate with reality at will. The definition of ignorance can be grasped
Tornadoes
Tornadoes
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This theory of the universe is based on the ideas of a caveman named t
This theory of the universe is based on the ideas of a caveman named t
This theory of the universe is based on the ideas of a caveman, named that lived many thousands of years before the birth of Christ. His observations were made only through the use of his body, for there were no tools to aid him in his findings. His findings were based on his observations and the accepted views of the world during his lifetime. This is what he had to say: The earth was the center of the universe. This is an absolute, indisputable fact because it is obvious that the moon, sun, a
Report on World War I
Report on World War I
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The Michelson and Morley Experiment
The Michelson and Morley Experiment
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Ring Laser Gyroscopes Theory and uses
Ring Laser Gyroscopes Theory and uses
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THE FIRST USE OF RADAR
THE FIRST USE OF RADAR
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Womens Movment As Seen In Shiloh And The Astronomers Wife
Womens Movment As Seen In Shiloh And The Astronomers Wife
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Breakthroughs in Astronomy and Medicine in the 16th and 17th Centuries
Breakthroughs in Astronomy and Medicine in the 16th and 17th Centuries
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Hemp the Miracle Fiber
Hemp the Miracle Fiber
Hemp the Miracle Fiber Hemp, the fiber of the cannabis species of plant is making a comeback after years of being ignored for synthetic substitutes. Entrepreneurs are beginning to look at the benefits of marketing it. Governments are starting to see the advantage of allowing it to be grown. but the United States, in all likelihood, will miss the boat. Hemp is after all, another name for marijuana and here in the United States growing and marketing this type of vegetation can get a farmer in seri
The District is the exclusive local agency within the South Coast Air
The District is the exclusive local agency within the South Coast Air
The District is the exclusive local agency within the South Coast Air Basin with responsibility for comprehensive control of air pollution from all sources other than emissions from motor vehicles. The District is one of several multi-county agencies in California where the geography and demography combine to make local control of air pollution most practical on a regional basis. The South Coast Air Basin generally comprises those natural geopgrphical areas where air quality is influenced by em
The Continental Drift Theory
The Continental Drift Theory
The Continental Drift Theory Examine original sources related to Alfred Wegener's Continental Drift Theory. Why was this theory rejected by the majority of earth scientists in the 1920's? Compare and contrast the major features of the Continental Drift Theory and the Plate Tectonics Theory. Almost everyone who has looked at a map of the world has noticed that the continents of South America and Africa seem to fit together fairly well. An even better fit is obtained if continental margins (the u
DNA has all the needed information to create the species from which it
DNA has all the needed information to create the species from which it
DNA has all the needed information to create the species from which it came from. DNA consists of genes which are coded messages in the DNA. These messages control the cell to be what it was intended to be for example a brain cell or a skin cell. All cells in an organism have the same exact DNA sequence unless it has been mutated. The reason why they all have the same DNA is because they all came from one cell, the embryo which replicated itself and these new daughter cells replicated themselve
In A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawkin's they were very many int
In A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawkin's they were very many int
In A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawkin's, they were very many interesting theories and facts that were brought up about physics. A couple of these theories and fact help lead me to deciding on my opinion about the future of physics in the 21st century. My opinion is that in the 21st century a couple of things will happen in the way of physics. First I think scientist will continue work on old experiments and make new theories. Another one of my thought are that scientist will prove previo
The Effects of Time Delay of Low-Earth-Orbit Satellite Communication
The Effects of Time Delay of Low-Earth-Orbit Satellite Communication
The Effects of Time Delay of Low-Earth-Orbit Satellite Communication Nam Bo Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering California State Polytechnic University Pomona, California I. Introduction There are several types of orbits used by satellites in space. The most used orbit type is the geostationary satellite(GEO). It occupies an orbital position 36,000 km above the Earth, and remains in a stationary position about the Earth because it is orbiting at the same speed as the Earth [1]. Th
Abstract
Abstract
Abstract The advent of the Mind Age of intelligent robots envisioned by Hans Moravec will bring profound transformations in global social and technological structures and relations of an advanced intelligence to its environment. The ability of future machines to directly share experiences and knowledge with each other will lead to evolution of intelligence from relatively isolated individual minds to highly interconnected structural entities. The development of a network of communicating mobile
Mike
Mike
Mike 10-5-98 Block 4 Soph Mr. Coco Compare and Contrast Essay Over the years, it has been getting harder to find books with their own identity because so many of them start to blend together and look like each other. Good books will maybe have some resemblance, but definitely have their own personality. Two such stories are the novel, The Old Man and the Sea, and the short story, “Limits of the Envelope.” These two stories are similar, but not the same. Both stories have some comparable charact
Gaia and Plate Tectonics
Gaia and Plate Tectonics
Gaia and Plate Tectonics Geologists and biologists have traditionally thought of life as having adapted to changes in the environmental conditions over time, but a new view of the earth derived from the Gaia theory has emerged. Many scientists now look at the entire earth as an organism, where living and nonliving matter evolve together maintaining an environment nearly ideal for life. The Gaia theory maintains that soon after the formation of life, and organisms began to change the environment,
Analytical Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry -Analysis -determination of quality and quantity of a sample -steps of chemical analysis -determine objective -determine a method -acquire sample -sample preparation -quantitation (experiment) -interpretation of results -evaluation of error -Errors -determinate errors -affect accuracy -can be constant or proportional -are controllable (errors in procedure) -lead to differences between the obtained results and the truth -detection of constant error -compare to a norm value -s
Compare and Contrast Essay
Compare and Contrast Essay
Compare and Contrast Essay Mike McGuire 10-5-98 Block 4 Soph Mr. Coco Over the years, it has been getting harder to find books with their own identity because so many of them start to blend together and look like each other. Good books will maybe have some resemblance, but definitely have their own personality. Two such stories are the novel, The Old Man and the Sea, and the short story, “Limits of the Envelope.” These two stories are similar, but not the same. Both stories have some comparable
Black Holes
Black Holes
Black Holes If theories of their existence are true, black holes are the most powerful force in the known physical universe. Many people are familiar with the term black hole, but few people actually know anything about them. A black hole forms as a result of a massive star running out of fuel to burn (Chaisson, 193). Once the star is no longer exerting outward force by burning off gases, it begins to collapse under it’s own intense, inward gravity (Chaisson, 193). It is like slowly letting th
Diverrsity of Plants
Diverrsity of Plants
Diverrsity of Plants Plants evolved more than 430 million years ago from multicellular green algae. By 300 million years ago, trees had evolved and formed forests, within which the diversification of vertebrates, insects, and fungi occurred. Roughly 266,000 species of plants are now living. The two major groups of plants are the bryophytes and the vascular plants; the latter group consists of nine divisions that have living members. Bryophytes and ferns require free water so that sperm can swim
Black Holes
Black Holes
Black Holes Every day we look out upon the night sky, wondering and dreaming of what lies beyond our planet. The universe that we live in is so diverse and unique, and it interests us to learn about all the variance that lies beyond our grasp. Within this marvel of wonders, our universe holds a mystery that is very difficult to understand because of the complications that arise when trying to examine and explore the principles of space. That mystery happens to be that of the ever elusive, black
Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla Few people recognize his name today, and even among those who do, the words Nikola Tesla are likly to summon up the image of a crackpot rather than an authentic scientist. Nikola Tesla was possibly the greatest inventor the world has ever known. He was, without doubt, a genius who is not only credited with many devices we use today, but is also credited with astonishing, sometimes world-transforming, devices that are even simply amazing by todays scientific standards. Tesla was born
Mechanics Statics and Dynamics
Mechanics Statics and Dynamics
Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION.........................................................1 Chapter I. General Principles........................................2 I. Systems of Force.........................................4 II. Stress..................................................6 III. Properties of Material.................................7 IV. Bolted and Welded Joints................................10 V. Beams -- A Practical Application........................
Nicolaus Copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus His Life: Throughout history people have always looked up at the sky and wondered about the universe. Some just wonder while others attempt to solve this mystery. One of the people who had endeavored to solve it was Nicolaus Copernicus. Copernicus was born in the present day town of Torun, Poland in February of 1473. While still a young boy, Copernicus was put in custody of his uncle when his father died. His uncle made sure that his nephew got the best education they could o
The Praying Mantis
The Praying Mantis
The Praying Mantis (Mantis Religiosa) Contents Introduction Classes First Things First Key Features Basic Features Diet & Combat Style Reproduction Growth & Development Self-Defense Cultural Significance Praying Mantis Kung-Fu INTRODUCTION Praying Mantis is the name commonly used in English speaking countries to refer to a large, much elongated, slow-moving insect with fore legs fitted for seizing and holding insect prey. The name, Praying Mantis more properly refers to the specific Mantid s
Chloroflourocarbons
Chloroflourocarbons
Chloroflourocarbons Chloroflourocarbons were discovered in the 1920's by Thomas Midgley, an organic chemist at General Motors Corporation. He was looking for inert, non- toxic, non-flammable compounds with low boiling points that could be used as refrigerants. He found what he was looking for in the form of two compounds: dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC-12) and trichloromonoflouromethane (CFC-11). In both compounds, different amounts of chlorine and fluorine are combined with methane, which is a co
The Northern Lights
The Northern Lights
The Northern Lights The Northern lights are poetry, they are nature's light show, and they are quantum leaps in the oxygen atom. They are elementary particle physics, superstition, mythology and fairy tales. The northern lights have filled people with wonder and inspired artists; they have frightened people to think that the end is at hand. More exact explanations of the phenomenon could not be given until modern particle physics were developed, and knowledge about details in the earth’s magneto
Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe Tycho Brahe was born on December 14th, 1546 in a town called Knudstrup in Scania, Denmark. His early years were filled with pain, as he was kidnapped by his uncle and raised in his castle in Tostrup, Scania. His education was backed by his uncle, and he went to the University of Copenhagen to study law from 1559-1562. It was during this time that Brahe developed a love for astronomy. He saw a solar eclipse of the Sun which was predicted for August 21st 1560, and he found it fascinati
Dramatic Fluctuations Of Devil's Lake ND
Dramatic Fluctuations Of Devil's Lake ND
Dramatic Fluctuations Of Devil's Lake, ND Dramatic Fluctuations of Devils Lake, North Dakota: Climate Connections and Forecasts Connely K. Baldwin and Upmanu Lall Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-8200 Introduction The recent (1992-date) record rise in the level of the Devils Lake, North Dakota, has led to a number of questions as to the nature of regional and global climate variability, and the utility of existing methods for forecasting lake levels and asse
Shannon Lucid
Shannon Lucid
Shannon Lucid Jon Lang Ever since children have dared to dream, they have always dreamt of going to the moon or to the stars. For the millions of children who dream this, only an infinitely small portion actually achieve this goal. In 1943 in war- torn China, a girl was born who had this same dream. Her name was Shannon Lucid. She was born in 1943 to a Baptist preacher, Joseph Oscar Wells and Myrtle Wells, a nurse. At 6 months of age she and her parents were sent to a prison camp by the Japanese
Airplanes
Airplanes
Airplanes One of the first things that is likely to be noticed during a visit to the local airport is the wide variety of airplane styles and designs. Although, at first glance, it may be seen that airplanes look quite different from one another, in the long run their major components are quite similar. These similarities lie in the fuselage, wing, empennage, landing gear, and powerplant. The four forces of flight which all planes have in common are lift, weight, thrust, and drag. The fuselage s
Ozone
Ozone
Ozone Ozone Ozone (O3) is a molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms, similar to the oxygen we breathe (O2), however oxygen consists of only two oxygen atoms. In the stratosphere, a region high up in the upper atmosphere, light rays are responsible for the breaking down of oxygen (O2), breathable oxygen into its two separate oxygen atoms. Lone oxygen atoms are markedly reactive. When a lone oxygen atom comes into contact with a breathable oxygen molecule (O2) it combines to form ozone (O3). The