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The Life of Rene' Descartes
The Life of Rene' Descartes Rene' Descartes was a French mathematician, philosopher and anatomist. He contributed a great deal to modern ideas , particularly those concerned with geometry. He was known in his time as a mechanist, because he believed that nature could be explained through rational means, and inherent patterns could be found. During his life, Descartes remade geometry and made modern geometry possible. Rene' Descartes was born on March, 31 1596 in La Haye, Touraine, which was a fo...

Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes Rene Descartes was born March 31, 1596 in La Haye, Touraine. Descartes was the son of a minor nobleman and belonged to a family that had produced a number of learned men. At the age of eight, he was enrolled in the Jesuit school of La Fleche in Anjou, where he remained for eight years. Besides the usual classical studies, he received instruction in math and in Scholastic philosophy. Roman Catholicism exerted a strong influence on Descartes throughout his life. Upon graduation fro...

Tornadoes
Tornadoes: Introduction: A tornado is an extremely violent and destructive whirlwind. Each year, hundreds of tornadoes touch the ground causing millions of dollars worth of damage, and claim lives. A tornado is one of natures most awesome displays of power. A tornado extends down from a mass of dark clouds in the form of a whirling funnel and moves over land. The most violent winds on earth are from a tornado, and reach speeds of up to 300 mph. This packet is designed to give information on tor...

Tall Stories NEWSCIENCE
======================================================================= Tall Stories NEWSCIENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Picture in your mind the skyline of downtown Toronto. There's the CN Tower, of course, and the 72-floor First Canadian Place, the city's tallest skyscraper. Cascading from there are the assorted banks and hotels and insurance towers. Now, use your imagination to construct some new buildings, these ones reaching three, four and fiv...

Superconductivity
Superconductivity Superconductivity is the ability of certain materials to conduct electrical current with no resistance and extremely low losses. This ability to carry large amounts of current can be applied to electric power devices such as motors and generators, and to electricity transmission in power lines. For example, superconductors can carry as much as 100 times the amount of electricity of ordinary copper or aluminum wires of the same size. Scientists had been intrigued with the concep...

A Short Overview Of Hurricanes
A Short Overview Of Hurricanes Hurricanes are powerful atmospheric vortices that are intermediate in size. Hurricanes are unique and powerful weather systems. The word hurricane comes from a Caribbean word meaning big wind. Views of hurricanes can be seen from a satellite positioned thousands of miles above the earth. Hurricanes originate as tropical disturbances over warm oceans with trade winds. The tropical turbances intensify into tropical depressions, and eventually into a tropical stor...