Category: science

The flat universe society

God got smaller the bigger the universe got, it seems. The more man gaped in awe at the rapidly expanding size of […]

10/11/2010. Category: science. Tags: , ,

Role of oxygen in breathing

For thousands of years people did not know why we breathe air. Plato and Aristotle believed that nutrients from food were burned […]

05/25/2010. Category: science. Tags: ,

The size of the sun in comparison

It is the fire of life. It can be kind but it can get angry. But it never throws its weight around. […]

04/23/2010. Category: science. Tags: , , ,

Genetically modified plants grow plastic

Plants have been used for centuries as medicines – now genetically modified plants can produce plastic, skin tissue agents and human blood […]

02/06/2010. Category: science. Tags: ,

All the planets rotate anticlockwise, except one

All the planets in the solar system rotate anticlockwise, except one. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. Venus (radius 3,760.4 […]

01/13/2010. Category: science. Tags: , ,

Did you know that earth is not completely round?

Earth is not exactly round; it is slightly pear-shaped. The North Pole radius is 1.73 inch (44mm) longer than the South Pole […]

06/22/2009. Category: science. Tags: , ,

How much Earth weighs

Inspired by Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity, Henry Cavendish first discussed the possibility to establish the weight of earth in a letter […]

02/23/2009. Category: science. Tags: , ,

No sound in space

Sound consists of small fluctuations in air pressure. We hear sound because these changes in air pressure produce fluctuating forces on various […]

02/02/2009. Category: science. Tags: , ,

Color of liquid air

Those pictures you see of shattering roses are roses dipped in liquid air or liquid nitrogen. Materials such as iron and plastics […]

01/27/2009. Category: science. Tags: ,

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