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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 not stay still, and wants to go back to its original state, with two compounds, O2. This is why ozo

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 ineffective, or too costly to create. Whether or not the space station is worth the money, time, and ef

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? Since the big bang theory implies that the entire observed universe can evolve from a tiny speck, it

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 is something all new, or is it? Astrology has been around since ancient times, even dating back t

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 discovery, and only came to concrete conclusions later with closer inspection. Aspects of the skies which

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 inventions included, a water clock and a sundial. Isaac’s father had died when he was three years o

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 was made of minute particles that move with finite speed. This theory was further elaborated by Is

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 A

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 structure of the external tank. In addition, the aerodynamic forces quickly broke the orbiter. (Dalal,

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 give meaning to the notion that the human species, just like fauna and flora, strive for existence wher