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On January 28, 1986, at approximately 11:39 am EST, the United States suffered one of its worst tragedies when the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated 73 seconds after its take off after an O-ring seal in one of the rockets failed. This seal failure resulted in a flame lean from the rocket booster, which consequently infiltrated the external fuel tank, causing a fire which destroyed the stru...
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Social Darwinism is a held theory that states that the strongest and the fittest are the definite survivors over the weak and eventually flourish in their society- in reference to human beings. This theory was strongly held in England in the late Victorian times. Origin of the Social Darwinism Theory. The term arises in the late 19th century, that is, in the Victorian times (in England), to giv...
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Science essays / TRIGONOMETRY
Trigonometry comes from the Greek word “trigonometria” put together from these three words Tri (three) gonia (angle), metria (measure). It’s a branch of mathematics which deals with triangles specifically a right angled triangle. In triangle ABC, angle B is ninety degrees Hence AC is the hypotenuse ...
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Science essays / Light
One of the most common observable and accepted phenomena of our daily life is Light. Very simply put light is that which causes the sensation of vision. The properties and the structure of light has exercised scientist down the ages. The very first explanation of light was given by Indian and Arabian scholars. The bare bones of their theory still holds true today. According to them light...
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Science essays / Sir Isaac Newton
Topics in Geometry A Research Project Presented To The Department Of Mathematics Of Thomas Edison High School In Partial Fulfillment Of The Course In Geometry Sir Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643, in Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire. He went to Grantham grammar school. When he was young, he was interested in mechanical devices than in studying. His youth i...
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Science essays / Black Holes
stence. The Search for Black Holes: Both As A Concept And An Understanding For ages people have been determined to explicate on everything. Our search for explanation rests only when there is a lack of questions. Our skies hold infinite quandaries, so the quest for answers will, as a result, also be infinite. Since its inception, Astronomy as a science speculated heavily upon disco...
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Science essays / Astrology
Have you ever wondered what the signs of the Zodiac means? When we turn on the TV it seems we always see an advertisement on horoscope predictions. People call in and get the predictions they have been looking for. When the newspaper first arrives, some people go to the horoscope section first. They base the entire day or entire week on the report they get. It seems that this phenomenon...
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Science essays / Change The Game
COOKING UP A COSMOS Will our descendants create a universe in a laboratory? YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A MASTER CHEF TO MAKE meringue. Simply combine egg whites and sugar in a large bowl and beat vigorously until the mixture is light and fluffy. Spread in a pan and put in an oven preheated to 300 degrees F. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes and voile! Could it be just as easy to make a universe? ...
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The International Space Station is the doorway to the future of mankind and the world as it is known. The scientific and medical discoveries that will be made on the station could create billions of dollars annually. A plan like this, arranged to benefit the whole world economy, should sound like a good idea to every person, but some believe that the ISS is too risky, too inef...
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Science essays / The Ozone
Ozone derives from the greek word ozein which means to smell. It was first discovered in 1839 by Christian Friedrick Schonbein who noticed it because of its distinctive acrid smell. He discovered this at the University of Basel in Switzerland. Ozone is merely oxygen, but not the type we breath. Ozone, O3 has three compounds while oxygen has only two. Ozone is reac- tive, meaning it does...
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Science essays / Apollo 11
Apollo 11 The Apollo 11 mission is accomplished. The Eagle has landed safely on the moon. This is a big day for all mankind. The Apollo 11 team com-pleted the mission and returned home to Earth. Here you can see Niel A. Armstrong`s footstep. It will stay like this forever on the moon.__________ Text: The_Viruz Like Niel Armstrong said when he stepped out of “the Eagle”; “O...
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Science essays / Our Laws
The oldest profession in the world is not what would be commonly accepted in society. Before a woman had a chance to sell her body, people looked up at the stars and wondered what they were. They made figures out of the shapes they made. As we advanced through scientific research many other doors opened that allowed us to see what it was the earth is existing in. Our constant need t...
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Benifits of Scientific Knowledge on Health and Behavior Essay written by: harrismirza Today we are relishing the ambrosial taste of the modern scientific technology and applications. Science and technologies are in the part of all human activities, from the houses that we live in, the food we eat, the cars we drive, and to the electronic gadgetry in almost every home that we use to remain i...
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For a lot of people the word science refers to the set of knowledge pertaining to the physical world, not just animate but also inanimate objects. But an actual definition would also have to include the attitudes and methods through which this group of knowledge is formed. An actual definition of science is, “science is a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or tr...
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Science essays / Scientific Inquiry
Scientific Inquiry The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) Background: The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) was organized in 1958 by the Education Committee of American Institute of the Biological Sciences to find methods to improve biological education in the United States. A well-known and widely adopted curriculum and many teaching materials for high school bi...
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Rousseau's Discourse on the Arts and Sciences Jean-Jacques Rousseau has been called both the father of the French Revolution and a rascal deserving to hunted down by society (Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, p. 462). His works, controversial in his lifetime, have lost little of their ability to inspire debate in the seceding two hundred years. Although much of this debate has focus...
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The Costs and Benefits of Funding Military Research and Development Policy Public Sector Economics November 22, 2000 Introduction The central issues when evaluating the overall the United States research and development policy are the characteristics of a public good. A public good by definition is one that has a zero marginal cost of providing the good an additional person and from w...
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Science essays / 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...
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Science essays / Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England. His father, Frank, was a specialist in tropical medicine, his profession often kept him away from home and family. Hawking s mother, Isabelle, was a very politically active person, which kept her away from home too. Even though his parents were gone a lot, they had a big influence on his life. Hawking always wanted to study mat...
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Science essays / What Is History
What is History? The definition of history, is a question which has sparked international debate for centuries between the writers, readers, and the makers of history. In the words of acclaimed historian Edward Gibbon, "History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind." A more romantic view on the subject was taken by Cicero. He said, "His...
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Science essays / Bioethics
As our technology continues to advance, new breakthroughs in medicine are discovered. With these new developments serious ethical and moral questions arise. Advancements in genetic engineering, reproductive technologies, cloning, organ transplanting, and human experimentation are all causes of concern. The Human Genome Project, an incredible scientific undertaking determined to produc...
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It seems that all societies are always striving for perfection. From the beginning of time, people have always worked to be the best. Sometimes, wars had to be fought. Other times compromises had to be made. But in the end, it all came down to one concept. Every community, every city, every nation was looking for perfection. In his Republic, Plato feels that he knows how to reach this ulti...
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Science essays / Multiple Births
Since the 1970’s, the number of triplets and higher multiple births have quadrupled due to fertility treatments, such as, in vitro fertilization and fertility drugs. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, by 1995 alone, 9.3 million American women sought help for infertility problems (Ackerman 63). With this increase in complicated multiple pregnancies, regulations nee...
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Science essays / Through A Narrow Chink
Through A Narrow Chink: An Ethical DilemmaIn 1951 Carl Djerassi, with the Mexican pharmaceutical company Syntex, developed the first oral contraceptive by synthesizing and altering the natural hormone Progesterone into a superpotent, highly effective oral progestational hormone called "norethindrone". Admittedly, the dynamics and importance of this find were astounding, since before this t...
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The use of Fetal Tissue in Research and Transplants Fetal tissue research is done to provide information to society that will eventually lead to the prevention of some diseases and hopefully one day help to discover a cure to some incurable diseases. Right now researchers are doing fetal tissue research to obtain information in areas of fetal tissue transplantation, the development and product...
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It seems that there is always new groundbreaking technology introduced into society. Our hope is to find some magical chemical that will cure all diseases or cancer. Imagine that a miracle substance was found but came, at what some may think is to high a price. Amniotic tissue is remarkable in its healing abilities, however, many think it is wrong to utilize the tissue since it is taken f...
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Science essays / Bigfoot
Bigfoot also known popularly as the Sasquatch, Momo, Skunk Ape, the list goes on and on, is without a doubt, the most famous of all hairy man-like creatures. The following will make you a believer in this overseen creature, it made me one. Bigfoot is seen in every possible location throughout the North American Continent, mountains, swamps, forests, crossing desolate and some not ...
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ARISTOTLE In 384 BC, Nicomachas and Phaestas experienced the birth of their son, Aristotle, in a small town on the north east coast of the peninsula of Chaldice called Stagira. Descendent of a medical family, Aristotle would pursue studies in physical science, biology, psychology, chemistry, zoology, botany, mechanics, mathematics, and many more. You name it, and Aristotle studied it. He was...
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Science essays / Albert Einstein 2
His Childhood Years: Albert Einstein was born March 14, 1879, in the small town of Ulm, in Southern Germany. His parents, Hermann and Pauline, were Jewish. His father was an electrician whom also was interested in electrical inventions. However he was very unsuccessful in his business, and as soon as Albert was born, the family moved to Munich. As a child Einstein was very lonely and shy. He pr...
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Science essays / Ada Lovelace
Ada Byron was the daughter of a brief marriage between the Romantic poet Lord Byron and Anne Isabelle Milbanke, who separated from Byron just a month after Ada was born. Four months later, Byron left England forever. Ada never met her father (who died in Greece in 1823) and was raised by her mother, Lady Byron. Her life was one of struggle between emotion and reason, poetics and mathemati...
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Science essays / Alfred Russel Wallace
Many important contributions have been made to science. One of the most important deals with the theory of evolution. Back in the 1800s, a man named Alfred Russel Wallace made his contributions to science and to the theory of evolution. His discoveries influenced the world of science in the years to come. One of the forgotten fathers of modern science is a man named Alfred Russel Wallace. W...
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Science essays / Ufo's 3
Does life outside earth exist? Are UFO's really from outer space? Many people in the world today do believe in UFO's. "About half of the adult population do believe that UFOs are out there in space"(Ritchie 22). There are basically two sides to the matter. The first is that UFOs are hoaxes and don't exist at all, and the other is that they do exist and come from somewhere in outer space. G...
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'Social Science Fiction' in Asimov's work PART I "Social science fiction?" Science fiction is a term familiar to many people. This is especially true due to the tremendous influence of television. But the term "social science fiction," although not heard too often, is a term is descriptive of most of today s science fiction literature. "But what does it mean?" Social science fiction is the ...
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Science essays / Science 2
Nothing better has happened in the history of man than the advent of Science in his life. The world into which science came was a world of ignorance, suffering and hardship. Science has come to relieve us of sufferings, to remove our ignorance and to lighten our toil. In fact, science is a faithful servant. It serves us in all walks of life. Science is a great blessing to mankind Sc...
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Science essays / Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man's work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein's General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing li...
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LIBERALISM: HERBERT SPENCER. The most extreme reflection of nineteenth-century individualism is to be found in the encyclopedic system of Herbert Spencer (1820-1903). Both his paternal and maternal ancestors were of a long English and French nonconformists, dissenters and rebels, and Spencer traces in his Autobiography his conspicuous disregard of political, religious, and social authority...
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Science essays / Social Darwinism
Social Darwinism Most of you have heard on Charles Darwin. He's the british scientist that is best remembered for playing with turtles on the Galapagos Islands, and coining the phrase survival of the fittest. What you probably don't know is he came up with one of the most influencial theories on economics and human nature in the late 1800's, Social Darwinism. Social Darwinism is a term gave t...
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Social Darwinism in American History Toward the end of the 19th century, the United States entered a period of growth and industrialisation. An abundance of natural recourses, cheap labour supply, and a self-sufficient food supply contributed to the industrialisation of the United States. This time was known as the American Industrial Revolution. Due to the growing prosperity of the Un...
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Science essays / Emil Artin
Emil Artin was an Austro-German mathematician born on March 3, 1898, in Vienna, Austria. He grew up in what is recently known as Czechoslovakia. When Emil was educated there it was a mainly German speaking city. He did not find himself attracted to mathematics at a very young age, which is very odd since most mathematicians are. He did not show any interest to this subject until about the a...
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Science essays / Sickle Cell
Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells. People with sickle cell disease have red blood cells that contain mostly hemoglobin* S, an abnormal type of hemoglobin. Sometimes these red blood cells become sickle-shaped (crescent shaped) and have difficulty passing through small blood vessels. When sickle-shaped cells block small blood vessels, less blood can re...
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Science essays / Albert Einstein
ALBERT EINSTEIN Albert Einstein was born March 14, 1879 in Germany. His family owned a small business that manufactured electric machinery. The business failed and they left Germany. Albert was fifteen years old and he dropped out of school. When Albert was five when he received his first compass and he began to investigate the world. Little did he know that that compass would make him fam...
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Science essays / Albert E
Albert E March 14 1879 - April 18 1955 Born Ulm, Germany. Died Princeton, USA. Albert Einstein was a very famous Scientist, he was mostly famous for his theory of Relativity. In 1894 Einstein's family moved to Milan and Einstein decided officially to relinquish his German citizenship in favor of Swiss. In 1895 Einstein failed an examination that would have...
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Science essays / Albert Einstein 3
Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Albert Einstein was the first child and son to Hermann and Pauline. The Einsteins were Jewish and had lived in southern Germany for over three hundred years. They had been tradesman and small business owners. In 1880, the family moved to Munich. The family the move was good for them. A year later Hermann and Pauline had a Maria and th...
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Science essays / Albert Eienstein
ALBERT EINSTEIN The German-American physicist Albert EinsteiN, contributed more than any other scientist to the 20th-century . Born in the town of Ulm, Germany, Mar. 14, 1879, HE then later died in Princeton, N.J., Apr. 18, 1955. In the wake of World War I, Einstein's theories, especially his theory of relativity, seemed to many people to point to a pure quality of human thought, one f...
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Einstein contributed more than any other scientist to the modern vision of physical reality. His theory of relativity is held as human thought of the highest quality. In 1894 Einstein's family moved to Milan and Einstein decided officially to relinquish his German citizenship in favour of Swiss. In 1895 Einstein failed an examination that would have allowed him to study for a diploma as an elec...
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Accomplishments in the Life Of Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was one of the greatest geniuses of all time. In 1886 he began his school career in Munich. He studied mathematics, in particular calculus, beginning around 1891. In 1894 Einstein’s family moved to Milan but Albert stayed behind in Munich. In 1895 Albert failed an examination that would have allowed him to study for a...
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Science essays / Albert Einstein
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein, was a German-born American physicist and Nobel prize winner,best known as the creator of the special and general theories of relativity. He is perhaps themost well-known scientist of the 20th century. Einstein was born in Ulm on March 14,1879, and spent his youth in Munich, where his family owned a small shop thatmanufactured electric machinery. He did not t...
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Science essays / Einstein
Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was born in the city of Ulm, Wurttemberg, Germany on March 14, 1879. Although, his parents, Harmann and Paulina Koch Einstein raised him in Munich where the family owned a small shop that manufactured electric machinery. But multiple ...
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Science essays / Albert Einstein
Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm Germany. He lived there with his parents, Herman and Pauline. After a year in Ulm, due to the failure of his father's electrical and engineering workshop, the Einstein family moved to Munich (the capital of Bavaria), where after a year in residence there, Einstein's mother had Maja, Einstein's sister. Despite the fact that he was Jewish, from age five ...
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Science essays / Einstein
Albert Einstein Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm Germany. He lived there with his parents, Herman and Pauline. After a year in Ulm, due to the failure of his father's electrical and engineering workshop, the Einstein family moved to Munich (the capital of Bavaria), where after a year in residence there, Einstein's mother had Maja, Einstein's sister. Despite the fact that he wa...
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Science essays / Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein, was a German-born American physicist and Nobel prize winner, best known as the creator of the special and general theories of relativity. He is perhaps the most well-known scientist of the 20th century. Einstein was born in Ulm on March 14, 1879, and spent his youth in Munich, where his family owned a small shop that manufactured electric machinery. He did not talk u...
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Science essays / Einstein
Einstein was born in Ulm on March 14, 1879, and spent his youth in Munich, where his family owned a small shop that manufactured electric machinery. He didn’t talk until the age of three, but even as a youth he showed a brilliant curiosity about nature and an ability to understand difficult mathematical concepts. At the age of 12 he taught himself Euclidean geometry. He hated the dul...
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“Einstein Had Affair With Spy.” Irish Times 2 June 1998: 10. This article tells what others only dared to tell. Letters written by Einstein reveal his secret relationship with a Russian Spy. Although there is not a lot of information in this article, one important speculation comes to mind, did Einstein aide Moscow in their production of the atomic bomb. Infeld, Leopold. Alb...
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Science essays / Newton And Einstein
Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein By: Briana Dreyer Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton were both the sons of farmers. Although Einstein lived in Germany and was Jewish while Newton was Catholic or Christian and lived in England. Albert taught himself geometry while Newton s family couldn t even read or write yet. As Newton was growing up one of his closest friend was a young man named Edmund Glal...
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Science essays / Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879. He parents were both Jewish. As a child he was shy and curious. He went to Munich Middle School and was very good at only Math and Science, but did poorly in his other subjects. He finished High School and Technical College in Switzerland and at the age of 26 he became a citizen of Switzerland. In 1905, he published five major resea...
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Science essays / Einstein 5
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was born in southern Germany, in the city of Ulm, in 1987. About a year after that, he moved to Munich where his father ran a chemical factory. Albert Einstein did not appear to be a genius at first. Unlike many people, Einstein's father introduced algebra to him. Einstein was so interested in it that when he was fourteen he started his own series of books ...
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Science essays / Albert Einsteins Life
A German-born American physicist and Nobel laureate, best known as the creator of the special and general theories of relativity and for his hypothesis with the particle nature of light . He is said, to be the most well known scientist of the 20th century. Einstein was born in Ulm on March 14, 1879, and spent his childhood in a city called Munich, where his parents owned a shop that made...
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Science essays / Albert Einstein 2
Albert Einstein was on of the most popular men of all time. When one thinks of Einstein, they think "scientist," or maybe, "genius." Well he was both of those, but not only those. Einstein was a meek man, an ingenious man also, a man that could invent any-thing in the world if he wanted to, but kept his ideas very normal and simple. Einstein was a very meek man in that he did not want popular...
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Science essays / Volcano Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located in southern Italy, near the bay of Naples and the city of Naples. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland. Vesuvius rises to a height of 1277 m (4190 ft). Vesuvio (Vesuvius) is probably the most famous volcano on earth, and is one of the most dangerous. Mount Vesuvius is a strato-volcano consisting of a volcanic cone (Gra...
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Science essays / Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality is a creation of a highly interactive computer based multimedia environment in which the user becomes a participant with the computer in a "virtually real" world We are living in an era characterized by 3D virtual systems created by computer graphics. In the concept called Virtual Reality (VR), the virtual reality engineer is combining computer, video, image-proce...
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Science essays / Venus
Venus is the second planet from the sun and the sixth largest. Venus" orbit is the most circular of any planet, with an eccentricy of less than 1%. Venus, perhaps because it is the brightest of planets known to the ancients, Is named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty. The planet of Venus has been known since prehistoric times and is the brightest object in the sky...
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As children, one of the first things we learn is to recognize the friendly barnyard animals. We easily can spot the furry cow with the gentle eyes, the feathery chickens who run wildly about, and the pink pigs that roll in the mud. We may also sing about that nice farmer, Old McDonald, and all of his nice animals. The truth is that Old McDonald with a straw hat has been replaced by...
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Science essays / Urease
An experiment to determine the amount of urea in a specimen of urine. Introduction. Metabolism produces a number of toxic by-products, particularly the nitrogenous wastes that result from the breakdown of proteins and nucleic acids. Amino (NH2) groups are the result of such metabolic reactions and can be toxic if ammonia (NH3) is formed from them. Ammonia tends to raise the pH of bodily f...
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Science essays / UFOS
By: Anonymous Unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, are one of the most controversial mysteries known to mankind. From ancient to present times, unidentified objects have been seen in the sky by millions of people. The question is, of course, what is it that we are seeing in our skies? Are they foreign spacecrafts from distant planets, merely Air Force experiments, or only our imagination? Many...
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Science essays / UFO
We once believed that Earth is the only planet in the Universe that supports life. Today there is overwhelming evidence that not only suggests, but supports the very real possibility that we may share the Universe with other intelligent beings. I. Things in the Sky A. The First Documented Sighting B. The Fever Spreads 1. Pilot Encounters 2. The Lights in the Sky II. Dents in the Earth III. Unexpla...
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Science essays / Transgenic Rice Plants
For centuries, rice has been one of the most important staple crops for the world and it now currently feeds more than two billion people, mostly living in developing countries. Rice is the major food source of Japan and China and it enjoys a long history of use in both cultures. In 1994, worldwide rice production peaked at 530 million metric tons. Yet, more than 200 million tons of rice ...
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In 1979 two scientists met at The Center for Nuclear Research (CERN). These men's names are Michael Green and John Schwarz. John Schwarz had been working on the Theory of Superstrings/ Theory of Everything. Michael Green the younger of the two men was studying all research that he could get his hands on, and was fascinated by the Theory. John Schwarz who had been tired of the Theory of Supe...
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Science essays / The Softball Swing
Chapter One: Introduction Over the past fifteen to twenty years women's fastpitch softball popularity has continued to grow and spread internationally. By the mid-1990s it was played in more than 85 countries under the eye of the International Softball Federation (ISF). It has become increasingly popular among women at the youth and collegiate levels. More than 630 National Collegiate Ath...
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Science essays / The Roswell Incident
The people of the world have always had a mysterious belief that Earth wasn't the only planet in the universe that supported life. This belief dates back to ancient times when heavenly and demonic stories were told of gods who strode across the skies on their golden chariots. Tales as far fetched as Zeus who threw lightening bolts from his fingertips to stories as credible as the American I...
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Science essays / The Photoelectric Effect
Introduction The Quantum Theory was the second of two theories which drastically changed the way we look at our physical world today, the first being Einstein"s Theory of Relativity. Although both theories revolutionized the world of physics, the Quantum Theory required a period of over three decades to develop, while the Special Theory of Relativity was created in a single year. The devel...
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Science essays / The Origin Of Humanity
We live on a planet believed to be 4.5 billion years of age with millions of people covering all parts of it. Where did they come from? Did the whole human population originate from one of people or were we placed here and then improved or changed by an intervention? I believe that humanity on planet earth was created by evolution. Both the creationist and interventionist theories seem to ...
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Science essays / 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 ...
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In 1950, the first commercial nuclear power plants were constructed. The public was promised a non-polluting and resourceful type of energy, but how safe was, and is, nuclear energy? Although there are less than 500 licensed nuclear power plants in the world, many nuclear accidents have already been endangering civilian lives. More serious accidents are not just likely, but inevitable (...
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The importance of mining is definitely significant to Canada. Mining, is an important industry, and Canadians are very advanced in their mining technology, but during the mining process, there is certain level of pollution produced. The Canadian government and the mining companies have very good plans and controls toward this problem, while ensuring the smooth running of the industries, a...
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What would you do if you were given the power to change your genetic code from brown hair to blond?. Man has had this ability through natural selection for some time without knowing it, but in the near future scientist will be able to speed the process of natural selection by changing a persons genes. Scientists have identified what constitutes human DNA located in the nucleus of a cell. ...
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Science essays / The Human Eye In Space
Human visual hardware is a result of a billion years of evolution within the earths atmosphere where light is scattered by molecules of air, moisture, particular matter etc. However as we ascend into our atmosphere with decrease density, light distribution is changed resulting in our visual hardware receiving visual data in different format. Some Aspects to Consider: 1. Visual acuity is the...
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Science essays / The History Of Cloning
The theory of being able to make a genetic copy (a clone) of another animal has been around for quite a while. In this section as the title reads I will show the history of cloning. 400 million years B. C.- Plants have been cloning themselves since not to long (as far as the Earth is concerned) after their introduction to our planet. They send out runners that create an identical copy of t...
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Science essays / The Greenhouse Effect
The greenhouse effect occurs when gases such as methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and CFCs trap heat in the atmosphere by acting as a pane of glass in a car. ³The glass² lets the sun light in to make heat but when the heat tries to get out the gases absorb the heat. Holding this heat in causes heat waves, droughts and climate changes which could alter our way of ...
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Science essays / The Great Imposters
Finding good day care can certainly pose a problem these days, unless, of course, you're an African widow bird. When it comes time for a female widow bird to lay her eggs, she simply locates the nest of a nearby Estrildid finch and surreptitiously drops the eggs inside. That's the last the widow bird ever sees of her offspring. But not to worry, because the Estrildid finch will take devote...
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Science essays / The Giant Clam
The giant clam is known as a reef dwelling mollusk. The domestication factor has become of large importance to the Indo-Pacific peoples. Mainly in the area of their diet. These huge clams are huge targets for fishermen and can be found easily. With the crystal water complection of the reef waters they live in makes them even easier to be spotted by the fishermen an by poac...
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The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect For the past ten thousand years the earth"s climate has been extremely good and beneficial to mankind. Today however , major changes are taking place. Humans beings are changing the face of the entire planet by destroying the rain forests and pumping our pollutants into the air and water. Some of these gases are very toxic and they are destroying our ozone lay...
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Changes in altitude have a profound effect on the human body. The body attempts to maintain a state of homeostasis or balance to ensure the optimal operating environment for its complex chemical systems. Any change from this homeostasis is a change away from the optimal operating environment. The body attempts to correct this imbalance. One such imbalance is the effect of increasing a...
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Science essays / The Dust-Cloud Hypothesis
The universe contains huge clouds made up of very large amounts of dust and gas. About 6,000,000,000 (billion) years ago, one of these clouds began to condense. Gravitation--the pull that all objects in the universe have for one another--pulled the gas and dust particles together. As the dust cloud condensed, it began to spin. It spun faster and faster and flattened as it spun. It became ...
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Science essays / The Discovery Of Fluorine
The isolation of fluorine had challenged chemist for many years, taking the lives of at least two scientists in the process. Fluorine receives its name from the Latin, fluo, meaning flow. The first real attempt to free fluorine, was done by a chemist by the name of Humphyry Davy, between the years of (1811-1813). He first tried to liberate the element by using the chemical methods, but ...
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Abstract This experiment tested the hypothesis that the pure algae populations of Ankistrodesmus and Chorella will show growth in the number of organisms, and the mixed population will establish a dominant species. Each population should also reach its carrying capacity. All of the populations had the same resources available. The sampling of 0.5ml of each populatio...
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Science essays / The Common Cold
The common cold has been plaguing humankind since the beginning of human existence. Even in these advanced times, there is no vaccine or cure. There are many symptoms that accompany the common cold. Some of these infamous symptoms are a runny nose, caused by inflammation of the nasal tissues, resulting in over production of mucus to trap the virus, and coughing. there are two different kin...
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The characteristics of a sandy shore at Pallarenda beach, Townsville, North Queensland. Introduction: The sandy shores of beaches can be considered as a very harsh environment to live in (Ted Klenk, 1999). Survival in such a habitat requires an organism to withstand strong wave and current action, tidal rise and fall, unstable substrate, heavy predation and wide variations in salinity and te...
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Science essays / The Benefits Of Vitamin E
The benefits of vitamin E are now fairly well established. Out of a controversial past it has become clear that vitamin E plays important roles as an antioxidant, in your immune system, in preventing heart disease and even in helping prevent cancer. As if this wasn"t enough, the research continues into other beneficial effects that vitamin E may have. It"s not particularly easy to come by ...
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Science essays / The American Bald Eagle
I chose the American bald eagle because it is one of the fastest and strongest species of eagles. It is the national symbol. The Congress adopted it as the national symbol in 1782. I think it was adopted as the national bird of the United States because the Roman soldiers used the eagle as a symbol of courage and power. In the early 1800's, Americans called the Bald Eagle, the American eagle...
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The destruction and devastation caused by the "Black Death" of the Middle Ages was a phenomenon left to wonder at in text books of historical Europe. An unstoppable plague swept the continent taking as much as eighty percent of the European population along with it (Forsyth). However, Today the world is plagued with a similar deadly disease. The AIDS epidemic continues to be incurable. In a...
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Introduction It is commonly thought today that the theory of evolution originated from Darwin in the nineteenth century. However, the idea that species mutate over time has been around for a long time in one form or another. Therefore, by Darwin"s time the idea that species change from one type into another was by no means new, but was rejected by most because the proponents ...
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The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth. The distance from Earth is about 384,400km with a diameter of 3476km and a mass of 7.35*1022kg. Through history it has had many names: Called Luna by the Romans, Selene and Artemis by the Greeks. And of course, has been known through prehistoric times. It is the second brightest object in the sky after the Sun. Due to its size and ...
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Science essays / THC
THC (Cannabis) Between 1840 and 1900, European and American medical journals published more than 100 articles on the therapeutic use of the drug known then as Cannabis indica (or Indian hemp) and now as marijuana. It was recommended as an appetite stimulant, muscle relaxant, analgesic, hypnotic, and anticonvulsant. As late as 1913 Sir William Osler recommended it as the most satisfactory r...
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Science essays / Taiwan Facts
Taiwan, officially Republic of China, island (in 1994 est. population was 21,299,000), 13,885 sq mi, in the Pacific Ocean, separated from the mainland of S China by the 100-mi-wide (161-km) Taiwan Strait. The capital is TAIPEI. Other major cities include KAOHSIUNG, Tainan, Taichong, and Chilung. About one quarter of Taiwan's land area is cultivated; rice, wheat, sugarcane, and sweet potatoes are...
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Science essays / Survival Of The Stingray
Imagine yourself 150,000 years in the future. Another ice age is in full force. Temperatures are much colder, vegetation has ceased to exist, along with several entire animal species. The lion, once the king of the jungle, is no more than an alley cat scavenging for food. The great white shark- reduced to the size of goldfish. A new predator is on the prowl. The stingray, once limited to ...
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Science essays / Surrogate Motherhood
Surrogate Motherhood: Good or Bad? There are many controversies surrounding the idea of surrogate motherhood, by its definition, it is a course of action that goes outside natural reproduction. Although surrogacy was first brought up in the bible it is only until recently that it has actually become an issue for criticism and debate. Factors such as the growth of infertility in moder...
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Science essays / Sunspots
Sunspots are dark spots on the sun. The Inner area is the umbra. The outer and lighter area is the penumbra. They are also very magnetic. They are darker because they are lower in Temperature. The umbra is about 11,000mi. Around, the penumbra is about Double that, but they are often larger than the earth. The number of sunspots varies over a 11 year period in which the sun spots m...
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Science essays / Subliminal Messages
Subliminal Messages in Advertising: The Case For and Against Lisa Caswell Syracuse University Running Head: Subliminal Messages Subliminal messaging and subliminal perception are controversial topics in the field of psychology. Many studies have been conducted to determine if subliminal messaging does in fact work. Many people think that subliminal messages in the field of advertising are ...
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Science essays / StoryX
Había una vez Un chico que nació con cáncer. Un cáncer que no tenia cura. 17 años y podía morir en cualquier momento. Siempre vivió en su casa, bajo el cuidado de su madre. Ya estaba cansado y decidió salir solo por una vez. Le pidió permiso a su madre y ella acepto. Caminando por su cuadra vio muchas tiendas. Al pasar por una...
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Science essays / Storms
If you know where and when to look, you can treat yourself to a colourful display of atmospheric haloes, spots and pillars. These images can tell you something about the clouds overhead and possible changes in the weather. All of these images are created by light shining through cirrostratus clouds. These clouds occur at an altitude of 6,000-12,000 metres. They appear as a thin sheet or lay...

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