Research Scientists Want to Kill Each Other

There are several things science fiction ignores completely: The enormous distance to neighboring planets; the beyond a human lifetime it would take to reach them; gravity; and food and water along with how to bring and store suffcient quantities for space travelers;...

Handy Numbers for Travel

Want to do some traveling this year? Whether you jump on a plane, boats, train, or car, or never leave your office, you’re traveling quite a distance. The average number of miles any given person travels is 584,040,000 per year. That’s right! Even if...

Over 8 Trillion Pounds of Water for So. Cal.?

The weekend of July 19, 2015 saw record breaking rainfall in Southern California. So much rainfall that portions of Interstate 10 washed away with no estimate of when it will be re-opened. Remnants of Hurricane Delores hit the California coast and dumped billions of...

How do Planes Fly so High?

If Darth Vader hadn’t lost his right hand, he could stick it out the window just like we did as kids did while our parents drove. While you probably didn’t realize it, you were tactilly experimenting with the same things that allow Luke and Darth to dog fight...

Now, Luke, How Much Does Air Weigh?

Air weighs… nothing! Or so you might think. Actually, air weighs a lot. But we don’t think in those terms because it’s all around us and doesn’t seem to weigh anything at all. If it did, it would fall to the ground, no? Well, it kind of does....

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