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Science Tutoring: Exploring Some Games

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 Thomas Butcher (May 13, 2011)  We all know that simply studying out of text book gets to be pretty dry reading and that one easily loses interest. As a tutor, don’t be afraid to step out of the box and try some games to spruce up the tutoring, especially with younger students. By taking a bit more time and doing a little work, a tutor can greatly enhance the knowledge that will stick with the students they are .. (Science)

The Advantages of Using the Topographic Map

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 Phill Lorenz (May 06, 2011)  A detailed topographic map can be used to provide useful information across a range of fields – from town planning and land management to data surveying and even simple route finding. The word “topography” refers to the graphic representation of surfaces – in the case of topographic maps, that means the geographical and man made features of an environment. In .. (Science)

How To Look After Your Joints

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 Graeme Knights (April 26, 2011)  It's important to take care of your body, especially in this day and age of additional mental stress that can translate into physical stress. What you do today can have a significant impact on tomorrow. It is vitally important that you take excellent care of yourself when you reach 50, especially your joints as they seem, for most people, to be especially problematic. When two bones .. (Science)

Patent Assistance Worldwide With A History Lesson On Who Invented the Telephone

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 George Montana (March 31, 2011)  Antonio Meucci vs Alexander Graham Bell Upwards of 130 years everyone has been mentioning, discussing and all out fighting about exactly who designed the telephone. Even though there are numerous contenders, but the truth is, it always seems to come down to the final two. The first, Alexander Graham Bell, over time has long been acknowledged with inventing the telephone. The second is .. (Science)

5 Great Reasons to Become a Surgical Technologist

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 Deborah Dera (March 10, 2011)  There are quite a variety of allied health career paths to choose from, so we understand how difficult it can be to choose a direction for your future. Surgical technologists play a huge role in the day to day operations of surgical centers. The job is demanding yet at the same time rewarding. Here are some things to consider as you look at possibly becoming a certified surgical .. (Science)

Oblique Imagery – the New Must Have Addition to Your Vertical Images

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 Phill Lorenz (March 08, 2011)  If you display or use vertical mapping imagery of any kind, you’ll probably have started to hear rumblings about the use of oblique imagery. The oblique image, which is an aerial photograph taken from an oblique angle (often from multiple oblique angles, to capture a full 3D dataset), makes the 2D aerial image come alive – and makes it much more meaningful for a user. 2D .. (Science)

Careers for Political Science Graduates

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 Renu Nayal (March 04, 2011)  Politics is a form of exercise, without which any state, country or world cannot exist. Political Science is a study of current as well as older political structure which allows governmental policies and dealings, international relations, and public affairs. The overall analysis aids in the biological process in the current political stratification. Careers for Political Science .. (Science)

Photovoltaic Cells for Electricity Generation

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 Simone Jennings (March 03, 2011)  If you happen to be a geek for physics, then the term photovoltaic cells would not be new to you, and you’d know that this particular piece of technology is actually a great gift to mankind in terms of energy conservation. In simple terms, photovoltaic cells are a few cells placed together and connected to create a solar panel. These cells use the sun’s light to produce .. (Science)

Solar Fans- Solar Energy Sets the Spin

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 Simone Jennings (February 17, 2011)  Modern solar technologies are used to convert solar energy into ventilation, heating and cooling, among other uses. The method uses electrical and/or mechanical equipment, like fans and pumps, thus increasing the heat energy in a system. Other solar collection systems which do not use external energy are classified as passive solar technologies. Solar fans have traditionally been used .. (Science)

Frederic Gaspoz on Agriculture and Climate

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 Frederic Gaspoz (February 11, 2011)  According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (“FAO”), world agriculture must undergo significant changes in order to meet the related challenges of achieving food security and responding to climate change. For Frederic Gaspoz, the most important factor in the world economy is the rise of emerging economies and their convergence with developed economies. There is a .. (Science)

Google didn’t make me stupid I was always stupid!

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 Scot Smith (December 22, 2010)  Deep reading In his article ‘Is Google making us stupid', Nicholas Carr asks the question. Our the skills, associated with deep reading being eroded, are we losing the ability to connect, to concentrate, to comprehend and if we lose these skills are we losing the ability to engage in productive, creative, critical and conceptual thinking. You see the ability to concentrate to .. (Science)

Today's Solar Generator Applications

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 Glenn Medlin (November 24, 2010)  Solar generators take advantage of the Sun's powerful rays to provide an alternative Earth-friendly source of energy. Unlike for example, nuclear energy, there are no resulting toxic chemicals to dispose of, nor are there any harmful after effects gained from being exposed to it. Solar generators are a wise alternative to coal and oil fuels, considering how environmentally unsound these . (Science)

Science Definitions - How to Make Soap

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 Susan Katchur (November 10, 2010)  Before you begin making homemade soap you may want to learn some science definitions. Why is it important? There is a science behind making soap. Some chemicals can be very potent and caution should be heeded. Homemade soap goes through a process of soap formation called saponification. Do you know what saponification means? If you studied science definitions you would know the answer. .. (Science)

2012 - Mayan Prophecy Destruction or Transformation?

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 Steve Hartley (October 11, 2010)  The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012. The Mayans were OBSESSED with calendars and chronology, and they kept a careful count of the years from the creation of the world. This sacred calendar was actually handed down to the Maya from a much older and more advanced civilization, known today as the Olmecs. The key element of interest in regard to the end-date interpretation of the .. (Science)

The “Cytolisation” process revealed by Floradream International.

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 Henrik Sellegard (October 01, 2010)  The inventor Lars Sellegard born 1941 in Malmo Sweden. His dream was to be able to keep flowers and plants inside his home, without constantly having to purchase new flower arrangements every week to keep a homely atmosphere. In the summer of 1985 he started off to experiment on young green plants to see if he could stop the decomposing of chlorophyll when exposed to sun light in the .. (Science)

Information for people looking to buy 5-IAI

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 Chris Fenz (September 21, 2010)  To buy 5-IAI at the moment is not as easy as most people would hope. It might appear that many vendors have 5-IAI in stock and that it is quite cheap but this is not the case. This is making the buy research chemical market a minefield at the moment. The main thing that people do not realise is that 5-IAI is a very complicated chemical and extremely difficult for any lab to synthesise .. (Science)

Information for people looking to buy Benzo Fury

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 Chris Fenz (September 21, 2010)  To buy benzo fury and actually get the correct chemical at the moment is not necessarily that easy. There are lots of different sites claiming to have official benzo fury stock at the moment but maybe they are just trying to get rid of their old stock of substances that have now been banned. For example if a site is trying to sell you a gram for less than £20 then don't buy benzo .. (Science)

Information for people looking to buy Dimethocaine

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 Chris Fenz (September 21, 2010)  To buy Dimethocaine at the moment is not as easy as most people would hope. It might appear that many vendors have Dimethocaine in stock and that it is quite cheap but this is not always the case. This is making the buy research chemical market a minefield at the moment. Dimethocaine which is also known as Larocaine is a local anaesthetic with stimulant properties. Some studies have .. (Science)

How To Calculate Zip Code Distance

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 Judy Sanchez (September 21, 2010)  If I have the co-ordinates of two zip codes in Degrees Latitude and Longitude, how do I calculate the distance in nautical miles, or kilometers? The answer to this question depends on how accurate you need it to be. As a matter of fact, the Earth is technically roughly ellipsoidal (or more precisely, oblate spheroidal) with a radius varying between about 6,378km (equatorial) and 6,357km . (Science)

The Planet Is Warming Up. What Can People Do?

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 Simon Lamberton (August 14, 2010)  Global warming is being fiercely discussed right throughout the world. There is an evident rise in the average temperature of the earth, and the outcomes of this are beginning to be experienced in lots of amazing ways. The changes in the weather conditions are unpredictable and surprising. A number of areas of the earth are suffering from dry spells at levels never seen before. However . (Science)

Everybody Is Able To Generate Electrical Energy

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 Simon Lamberton (August 06, 2010)  Producing electricity is an easy process. In the early 19th century it was identified that we can create electrical power employing magnets and electical conductors. This happens because electrical power and magnetism are in fact different forms of the same force. This may seem a touch unusual, but it is simple fact. To put it simply, when you move a magnet near an electrical wire, or .. (Science)

New Species Found in New Guinea Forests

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 Martin Royle (August 06, 2010)  The Smithsonian Institute have sent some of their best zoologists to the Foja Mountains in New Guinea and their finding have been truly remarkable; and according to Kristopher Helgen the Foja Mountains are yet to reveal more stunning discoveries in the near future. In May of 2010 the scientific expedition has found an array of new species, which include several newly discovered .. (Science)

We Must Stop Burning Coal To Create Electrical Power

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 Simon Lamberton (August 02, 2010)  It's a fact that that oil and coal reserves are running out. Fossil fuel reserves are found in big deposits deep in the earth or beneath the sea floor, but the most significant of these oil and coal supplies have been utilized and it's getting more difficult to find new deposits. The main thing about coal and oil reserves is that they are finite. As soon as we've taken all the oil and .. (Science)

Electricity Production - The Hidden Reality.

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 Simon Lamberton (July 25, 2010)  Are you aware that a large proportion of the world's power comes from the burning of coal? And that this is one of the leading sources of greenhouse gases which are suspected to be responsible for global warming. It is difficult to visualize that each occasion you switch on a television that you are partly to blame for the release of pollutants into the atmosphere, but in reality that .. (Science)

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

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 PP Writer (March 15, 2010)  The greenhouse effect has been under scrutiny for decades. Many scientists and politicians want to blame the greenhouse effect for the majority of our problems with the environment and global warming. In reality, however, the greenhouse effect is what keeps most of life on earth as we know it healthy and thriving. The greenhouse effect is the term scientists gave to the natural .. (Science)

Goat Milk Soap Science

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 Susan Katchur (February 04, 2010)  Understanding the science of making goats milk soap may be difficult for some but not for qualified and experienced soap makers. They know exactly how to handcraft this soap to the perfect consistency and texture. Since this soap is handcrafted, ingredients may be added for customized skin care needs. Understanding the science of making goat milk soap gives more appreciation for its .. (Science)

Scotland Sits at the Forefront of Stem Cell Sciences

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 Adam R. Singleton (November 26, 2009)  Since the 1960s, the world of stem cell research has made many significant advances. Indeed, in an attempt to discover how stem cells can help with such things as the treatment of human diseases, many countries around the world have invested huge sums of money in furthering their knowledge on the subject. It is thought that stem cells are present in most multi-cellular organisms. They .. (Science)

Medicine Careers - What to consider

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 Jhon Perkson (October 28, 2009)  A career in medicine is among of the most rewarding and satisfying of all the careers that you might possibly pick. Imagine being able to help hundreds or thousands of individuals every year and being able to make the difference in life or death situations. A career in medicine is among of the most respected and well-liked of any career and the rewards are exceptional too. A career in .. (Science)

Medical Schools – Find the top best for you

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 Jhon Perkson (October 28, 2009)  A career in medicine is among of the most rewarding and satisfying of all the careers that you can possibly pick. Imagine being able to help hundreds or thousands of individuals every year and being able to make the difference in life or death situations. A career in medicine is among of the most respected and well-liked of any career and the rewards are first-rate too. A career in .. (Science)

An Introduction to A 5-Minutes Safety Talk

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 Lukman Nulhakiem (August 16, 2009)  According to www.whscc. nb. ca, safety talk is a hands-on way to remind workers that health and safety are important on the job. While www.ofswa. on. ca describes safety talk as a brief meeting held on regular basis with workers and their supervisors to discuss problems and concerns about health and safety. Principally, safety talk deals with specific topic, subject and problem which .. (Science)

40 Free Safety Slogans for the Workplaces

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 Lukman Nulhakiem (June 15, 2009)  Safety promotion or socialization is an effective way to maintain workers awareness in the plant site against safety. Safety promotion is a form of safety communications. One of the most common ways is by utilization of safety slogan. People may also call it by safety sayings, safety quotes or safety mottos. Whatever it is called, the main purpose is the same, namely how to use .. (Science)

What Are All These Fields?

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 MaAnna Stephenson (December 23, 2008)  The Zero Point Field, Morphogenic Fields, quantum fields, Jungian fields of collective consciousness-the list goes on. These are some of the names of fields appearing in many popular books that explore the connections between science and intuitive wisdom. In the very broadest sense, all things are of one source. But, to effectively apply our understandings, it is helpful to .. (Science)

Science Fair Project Ideas - Part 2

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 Wesley Skiles (December 22, 2008)  This article is a sequel to Science Fair Project Ideas - Part 1 but can be read and used independently. Both articles are designed to provide project ideas. The hardest part of a science fair project may be getting started. Once you have an idea in mind it is easy to formulate what experiments and research you will need to do. Until you chose a topic you do not have anything to aim .. (Science)

Get an A in Your Science Class - Steps on How to Build a Wind Turbine Generator

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 Shanice Jackson (December 22, 2008)  Finding an impressive project to submit for your science class can be rather challenging.   Building a wind turbine generator would make an excellent project for you to submit to impress your teacher and get that A that you are aspiring for.   Here are the steps to help you on how to build a wind turbine generator science project. Do Your Research The first thing that you would need .. (Science)

Science Fair Success - Tips on Creating and Presenting a Winning Science Fair Project

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 John Huegel (December 22, 2008)  I have judged science fair projects for years, and seen some great projects and some terrible projects. As a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, I have a great respect for the fundamentals of problem solving: Good problem statements, good experimental design, valid measurement systems, and a healthy respect for the factors you may not have considered. Here are some tips to make your .. (Science)

Pachycephalosaurus Facts

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 Sunil Tanna (December 21, 2008)  Pachycephalosaurus was an herbivorous (plant eating) dinosaur that lived in North America. It inhabited this region during the late Cretaceous period, between about 76 million and 65 million years ago, and was one of the dinosaurs which died out in the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction. Pachycephalosaurus is noted for a number of bony features around its skull. These features included a .. (Science)

Chemistry - The Uncertainty Principle and Quantum Physics

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 Darrell Causey (December 21, 2008)  ". . . the existence of uncertainty need not be a source of humiliation for science . . . If a tiny, but crucial, uncertainty is part of the fabric of the universe, it is a tribute to scientists to have discovered the fact. " -Isaac Asimov The Uncertainty Principle In 1927, Werner Heisenberg proposed from a purely theoretical view that it was impossible to know both the position and .. (Science)

Cirrus Clouds - What They Are and What They Indicate

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 Mark Boardman (December 19, 2008)  Cirrus clouds are found worldwide above an altitude of 5,000m. There will hardly be a day go by during the summer that some form of cirrus clouds will be spotted high in the sky. In winter cirrus clouds are still common, but are more likely to be obscured by low cloud cover. The Latin word ‘cirrus’ means wisp of hair and can be likened to the high level cirrus clouds that .. (Science)

Kentrosaurus Facts

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 Sunil Tanna (December 19, 2008)  Kentrosaurus is an unusual herbivorous (plant eating) dinosaur that lived in Africa. This was during the late Jurassic period between approximately 156 million and 150 million years ago. It is related to Stegosaurus, but much smaller - while Stegosaurus was 20 feet to 30 feet (6 meters to 9 meters), a fully grown Kentrosaurus was typically around 16 feet (4.9 meters) long, and probably .. (Science)

Buying a Used Telescope and Getting a Bargain

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 Koz Huseyin (December 19, 2008)  Buying a used telescope is a great way to get into astronomy for a very low price. There are a few things to consider before buying a used telescope. First how do you find used telescopes for sale? And also how do you make sure you buy a good used telescope? In this article, you will discover some great tips and advice that will help you get a good deal. As you read this article about .. (Science)

Ceratosaurus Facts

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 Sunil Tanna (December 18, 2008)  Ceratosaurus is an unusual dinosaur. It was a carnivore (meat eater) that walked on two legs. It is instantly recognizable because it had a short horn on the end of its snout. Other noteworthy features of Ceratosaurus are its arms which each ended in four fingers (this is considered a primitive feature), and its powerful almost crocodile-like tail. A fully grown adult Ceratosaurus was .. (Science)

Easy Science Project Ideas Made Simple and Fun

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 Dee Schrock (December 16, 2008)  Are you or your child looking for an easy science project to do for school or just for something fun to do at home? You usually don't have to look further than around the house for a fun and easy project. There are countless easy science projects you can do with food, plants, insects and more that you can do with materials in or around your home. One easy science project to do with .. (Science)

Spinosaurus - The Largest Carnivore

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 Sunil Tanna (December 16, 2008)  Spinosaurus is the name of a genus of dinosaurs. Two species in this genus are currently known - Spinosaurus aegyptiacus (which was first described in 1915) and Spinosaurus marocannus (which was first described in 1996). In total only six partial specimens of Spinosaurus has been described, so scientists have had to deduce some details of Spinosaurus by comparison with related groups of . (Science)

Ideas For Science Projects Made Fun and Easy

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 Dee Schrock (December 16, 2008)  There are countless ideas for science projects no matter what your age or grade level. There are so many questions in the world that need answering, especially if you're a kid, there's a whole big world out there for you to understand. The first step to choosing a science project is to choose a category. The main categories are Astronomy which is the study of the stars, planets, .. (Science)

Science Fair Project Ideas - Part 1

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 Wesley Skiles (December 15, 2008)  The hardest part of a science fair project may very likely be getting started. Once you have an idea in mind it is easy to formulate what experiments and research you will need to do. Until you chose a topic you do not have anything to aim toward. The science fair project is typically designed as an educational tool. This article is not designed to hand you an idea for a project. My .. (Science)

Kids Science Fair Projects For Winning Science Experiments

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 Dee Schrock (December 15, 2008)  Kids science fair projects are quite simple to come up with. Kids are constantly asking questions like “What happens if" or “How does this work?" The next time they ask a question, instead of just telling them the answer, help them find the answer out on their own. They'll feel great about themselves when they've accomplished the experiment and found out the answer by .. (Science)

Fun Science Fair Projects For Winning Science Experiments

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 Dee Schrock (December 15, 2008)  Fun science fair projects are the best for younger children. Even into the older grades there should still be some fun and enjoyment in the projects. If not, the students will lose interest and it will show in their projects, likely affecting their marks. It's important for the students to enjoy the project they choose to do, so they'll be intrigued to follow it through until the end .. (Science)

Medical Microbiology Tests - The Basics

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 Elizabeth Blake (December 13, 2008)  A medical laboratory is diagnostic. The information the lab finds and reports to the doctor will help the doctor to diagnose and treat the patient's problem. Any drainage from your body can be studied in a medical laboratory. Specially trained, educated, and certified lab techs test the drainage to see what kind of bacteria is causing the infection. Once the doctor has this .. (Science)

Cognitive Neurology

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 Paul Demetries (December 13, 2008)  Our brains are an impressive collection of cells that create an intricate communication system that allows us to function. To accomplish this mission, these cells use many components such as neurons and neurotransmitters to get the information to where it needs to go. Without this communication network, we would not function. Years of brain studies have helped us to better understand .. (Science)

Serotonin Enhancers

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 Paul Demetries (December 13, 2008)  Neurotransmitters are the messengers in the brain and have a major role in moving information from one part of the brain to another. One such neurotransmitter is serotonin (also known as 5-hydoxytryptamine). Serotonin is a neurotransmitter with multiple roles, but it's often associated with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, which is why it plays such an .. (Science)




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