Articles (Energy)

Things We Have Been Taught in School that are Not True (Part One)

There are misleading facts that have been passed down to us without anybody ever thinking about their origin or truth.

Generating Electricity from the Human Body
(Energy and Water)

With the technological advances of this age, you can expect what we once thought of as science fiction to be reflected in real life.

Working with Nature
(Environment and Climate Change)

We all have different jobs that impact our societies differently, bur have you ever thought what it would be like if you have a job that mainly aims at protecting and conserving nature?

Ergonomics: The Simple Secrets of Success
(Science Everywhere)

Whether it is an office job or any other job that requires physical work, clearly, providing employees with a better work environment increases their productivity and job satisfaction.

The Powers of the Elements: Earth and Fire
(Energy and Water)

The powers of the four elements of nature neither pollute nor damage our environment; they cannot be controlled by any one nation or industry, and are readily available for free for each human being on the surface of the Earth.

The Powers of the Elements: Air and Water
(Energy and Water)

The sustainable four elements of nature provide us with a wide set of renewable energies readily available for generating electricity.

(The Scientist Inside You)

Pinwheel is a simple toy made of a wheel of paper or plastic curls attached at its axle to a stick by a pin.

Prometheus’ Gift to Mankind
(Earth Sciences)

Legend has it that it was Prometheus, one of the Titans in Greek mythology, who gave fire as a gift to Mankind; he was punished severely by the gods for giving humanity a precious and useful tool. 

Geysers: Nature’s Vents
(Earth Sciences)

The unusual geological phenomena known as geysers are incredible natural fountains that shoot boiling water and steam hundreds of meters.

Maria Goeppert–Mayer: Cracking the Nucleus Shell
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

The German physicist and mathematician, Maria Goeppert-Mayer is prominent for her numerous contributions to the field of physics for which she earned the Nobel Prize in 1963. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for theoretical physics, and second woman in history to win a Nobel Prize after Marie Curie. She is most famous for proposing the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus—a model of the atomic nucleus that provides a detailed description of the structure of the nucleus in terms of energy levels.

Can You Really Become A Sugar Addict?
(Health and the Human Body)

People around the world are eating more sugar than ever before; that is because the food industry has been adding more of it to various products over the years. 

Solar Sisters: Lighting Up Communities
(Energy and Water)

Many across the world still live in a world where clean energy is not available to them; instead, they must rely on expensive and often hazardous ways to light up their homes and businesses at night. As a result, many lag behind because they cannot be as productive as others, and many miss out on opportunities just because they do not have the basic need of clean energy. This can affect school students who cannot continue to study once night falls, or small businesses that have to close their shops because light is unavailable.

Light Spead and Measuring the Size of the Universe
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Light is fast, but the universe is gigantic. Even light takes time to travel from one place to another. It travels 300,000 kilometers per second. Light from the Sun takes as long as eight minutes and twenty seconds to reach Earth. Far as the Sun is, 150 million kilometers away from Earth, it is the nearest star.

Light Pollution
(Environment and Climate Change)

For most of Earth’s history, our spectacular universe of stars and galaxies has been visible in the darkness of the night sky. However, the increasing number of people living on Earth, in addition to the corresponding increase in inappropriate and unshielded outdoor lighting has resulted in the light pollution we are experiencing today.

Things We Should Know About Light
(Energy and Water)

Light is very important in many aspects of our lives, and as 2015 is declared the International Year of Light, it is important to know the following

Plasma Lamp
(Technology and Inventions)

The plasma lamp, or the plasma globe, was invented by Nikola Tesla after his experimentation with high-frequency currents in an evacuated glass tube for the purpose of studying high voltage phenomena. The modern versions of plasma lamps were known to be first designed by Bill Parker. Tesla called this invention an inert gas discharge tube

How Fireworks Work?
(Technology and Inventions)

Fireworks, who does not like them? They are always an important part of hailing in the new year. People flock to view the magical sparks in the night sky, with beaming smiles and happy faces. Let us take a closer look at how these wonderful sparks actually occur?

Synthetic Gas
(Energy and Water)

It is an undeniable fact that the world is now proceeding with fast steps towards an energy crisis that comes shoulder-to-shoulder with the depletion of fossil fuel reserves.

Water from Water: Desalination
(Energy and Water)

Earth is commonly known as “the Blue Planet”, with oceans and seas covering almost 71% of its surface, yet ironically many of its inhabitants suffer from water shortage.

Is Nuclear Energy the Answer to Global Warming?
(Energy and Water)

The main cause of global warming is the increased emission of what is known as greenhouse gases, in particular carbon dioxide. These greenhouse gases have an average lifetime in the atmosphere of 50 years to 200 years.

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