Light travels at a constant speed of 186,282 miles per second. At least that is what you were taught in school, right? Well it seems that once again scientists have shattered the ideas of what was once thought to be “known”. Lene Vestergaard Hau, a physicist at Harvard University, has managed to slow down, and […]
It’s not a myth anymore. Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes will cause serious lung diseases such as lung cancer, emphysema, asthma, and many others. It’s no secret that tobacco smoke contains a large amount of toxic chemicals (tar, formaldehyde, arsenic, etc.,) but I’m sure you’re all aware of that. What you may not be aware […]
I always thought that the only way to cleanly cut a piece of glass was with a glass cutter, but by looking at the following clip, it seems that you can also do with with a piece of string and a little acetone. Is this another one of those fake “how to” videos? Just be […]
I’ve been a space geek ever since I was an 8 year old kid, and spent a summer inside glued to the TV watching the Apollo-Soyuz linkup in in July 1975. I’m a little too young to have watched any of the moon landings …
Today marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant events of the 20th century. Technology never exists in a vacuum … no matter what technical advancement we think of, there are always social, political, and ideological currents swirling around it as well as the technical currents …
An in-depth explanation of the theory of relativity using words that even a second-grader understands… if only to prove that it’s not the language that makes physics difficult, but that the ideas are incredibly mind-blowing.
This is an informative and easy to understand documentary explaining how the financial system works. The video lasts an hour and is well worth watching. Take at least a few minutes of your time to watch the first part – if the subject doesn’t catch your interest, at least you’ll know how the basics work. […]
By Lyle Bateman Contributing Writer, [GAS] It makes for very good science fiction. Mankind has been fascinated by the red planet for millenia … ancient people told stories about the God of War when watching Mars transit the skies, and more recent thinkers have speculated on ancient civilizations living and dying on Mars. Even in […]