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The near future of cars

June 5, 2014 It is hard to believe that the first combustion engines were developed in the mid-1800s. more »»

Innumeracy, the new illiteracy?

May 22, 2014 To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson; “Where the press is free, and every man is able to read, all is safe. more »»

Time: the long and the short of it

May 8, 2014 Time is such an interesting thing. I can’t think of anything else that is quite as familiar and at the same time so strange. On the one hand time is well known and on the other it is not known at all. more »»

Nearly instant healing may be around the corner

April 24, 2014 Have you ever had a deep cut and wished you could just spray something on to heal it? Science may provide us with such a solution sooner than you think. more »»

The amazing little pepticles

April 10, 2014 It is funny that a molecule (really a small chunk of amino acids) could potentially find so many uses in our world. Yet peptides seem to be doing just that. more »»

Has Big Bang inflation finally been verified?

March 27, 2014 Recently there has been plenty of excitement in the news about the recent Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization (BICEP2) data. more »»

Could fusion be the answer to our energy needs?

March 13, 2014 For this story we go back to the 1950s. The U.S. was in the middle of the Cold War with Russia and each side was trying to outdo the other in military strength. Because of this the . more »»

Are we on the verge of a new physics?

February 27, 2014 Of course, we live in a fast-paced world; it doesn’t seem to come as a surprise to us when our society comes to a new understanding of some technology or science. more »»

The spirit of American competitiveness: science Olympiad

February 13, 2014 We certainly are a funny bunch here in America. We enjoy the occasional double entendre. For instance one of the mantra’s we have is practice makes perfect. This is often applied to sports. more »»

Short-term weather and the oceans

January 30, 2014 We all know that the weather is variable. One year it may be a warm winter and the next a cool winter. The same goes for all of the season. more »»

The case for nuclear power

January 16, 2014 The word “nuclear” has for some time struck fear into the American public. Of course, there is a good reason for this. Nuclear weapons became a significant threat during the Cold Wa. more »»

Rogue waves and their importance to science

January 2, 2014 Rogue waves have been talked about often and are known by many different names. (Monster waves and killer waves are other names for the phenomeno. more »»

Nanoparticles: the medicine of the future?

December 19, 2013 I will start with the obvious question first, what are nanoparticles? Well, the reason they have the name nanoparticle is because they typically have lengths of 1 to 100 nanometers. more »»

Can science prevent nuclear war?

December 5, 2013 This certainly seems like a funny question. more »»

Pushing microscopes to their limits (and beyond)

November 21, 2013 A long time ago, it seemed like light microscopes (the kind of microscope you use to look at things with visible light) had reached their limit. more »»

How a printer will change the world

November 7, 2013 Imagine a world in which you could print anything that you desired, needing only the aid of a computer and a fancy printer. more »»

Change science education with changing times

October 24, 2013 (Editor’s note: When Jeremie Fish’s column ran two weeks ago, we announced it would be his last; however, he has since decided to continue it. more »»

Confirmation bias and its dangers

October 10, 2013 We are all guilty of it, even yours truly. What exactly is confirmation bias? It is when you cherry-pick facts to uphold a pre-held belief. more »»

LIGO: the next big thing to look forward to

September 19, 2013 There has been much talk recently of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) yet very little of anything else (at least in the media. more »»

The god particle: why it is important

September 5, 2013 The Higgs boson has long been an obsession of the particle physics community. more »»



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