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Ancient Icemakers

ShareTweet There is nothing more refreshing than a nice cool drink in the middle of summer. We might imagine that this pleasure is a fairly recent invention but ancient Arabians created ice in special air-tight chambers hundreds of years ago! … Continue reading

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A Hole Through Rock

ShareTweet Small circular dimples can be found rubbed by hand through the solid rock in many ceremonial places around the world. These few inch-deep, round bowls have been created by scraping another small stone in a circular pattern for hours … Continue reading

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Ancient Atomic Physics

ShareTweet It is said that we entered the atomic age with the explosion of the atomic bomb. But atomic theory was very developed in the ancient universities of India some two and a half thousand years ago. In fact a … Continue reading

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The Space Between

ShareTweet Look at a wall or chair. They look and feel solid and in our imagination they seem dense and impenetrable. But in reality that wall or chair is almost nothing but empty space- a space defined by tiny circling … Continue reading

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What Does E=MC^2 Mean to You?

ShareTweet Einstein’s equation describing the theory of relativity is seen often as proof of the scientific worldview of reality. But what does it mean in your everyday life? The E in the equation stands for energy. The M stands for … Continue reading

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