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Inventing the Recording

By Eva Moreda Rodríguez To the question “When were recordings invented?”, we might be tempted to answer “1877”—the year when Thomas A. Edison was first…

Marketing Research and Decision Making

By Nicholas Klacsanzky In any sphere of life, it is important to be able to make well-informed decisions. The popular approach, “seize each moment,” is…

Are We Alone in the Universe?

By Richard Swan Imagine standing on the west coast of Ireland a thousand years ago, told to remain on guard against a potential invasion. Then…

Atlantis Theories

Among the cryptic stories everyone knows since childhood, the myth of Atlantis is probably one of the most thrilling and mysterious ones. The idea of…

Image-Processing Applications

Living in an age when graphics are gradually overwhelming textual information implies certain changes to people’s psychology (for example, a dramatic decrease in attention spans—especially…

The Automation of Jobs

As exciting as the advancement of cybernetics and robotics might look, it also poses a challenge to the way of life we have got accustomed…

Elon Musk’s Human 2.0 Initiative

Recently, there has been a lot of speculation regarding artificial intelligence (AI). Artificial neural networks currently being developed by several big companies including Google, and…

Is Technology Making Us Smarter or Dumber?

By Rob Clowes It is possible to imagine that human nature, the human intellect, emotions and feelings are completely independent of our technologies; that we…

A Closer Look at Surrogacy

By Kendal Youngblood In the 21st century, technology has helped us broaden the traditional boundaries we typically put around the notion of family. One of…

John Muir’s Literary Science

This article [John Muir’s Literary Science] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2011/06/09/john-muirs-literary-science/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to…

What is So Important about SpaceX?

From a historical perspective, humanity started to conquer space seemingly yesterday; Yuri Gagarin’s flight around Earth’s orbit and America’s landing on the Moon gave birth…

The Atom

How would one find out what types of atoms there were? Today, it does not seem like it should have been difficult to work out…

The Gravitational Field

Given that fields of force are real, how do we define, measure, and calculate them? A fruitful metaphor will be the wind patterns experienced by…

Voltage

Electrical circuits can be used for sending signals, storing information, or doing calculations, but their most common purpose by far is to manipulate energy. We…

The Magnetic Field

If you could play with a handful of electric dipoles and a handful of bar magnets, they would appear fairly similar. For instance, a pair…

The Doppler Effect

Imagine the wave pattern made by the tip of a vibrating rod which is moving across water. If the rod had been vibrating in one…

Wave Motion

There are three main ways in which wave motion differs from the motion of objects made of matter. Superposition The most profound difference is that…

Energy in Vibrations

Using the example of a mass on a spring, we find that there are two forms of energy involved: the potential energy stored in the…

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