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The Milky Way Galaxy
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...astronomers and is continuing to evolve. Eighteenth century English astronomer William Herschel... The Milky Way Galaxy Our sun lies in the outer reaches of a galaxy that contains over 200 billion stars and is known as the Milky Way Galaxy. Our galaxy was formed soon after the big bang event as the universe began to cool, matter was formed, and dust began to collect. The Milky Way is believed to have taken shape when several smaller systems merged billions of years ago. At this early stage of development, the galaxy was an irregular shaped mass containing stars, gas, and dust. As stars formed during this period, the gas and dust fell to the galactic plane, while older stars were left behind. The new...
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Hypatia of Alexandria (350-415)
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...astronomer and a talented mathematician. She was politically powerful and people admired her in Alexandria. Hypatia used to attend male dominated civic assemblies alongside other few women. The jurists used to seek for her advice in the determination of certain cases that had complicated premises. She was not discriminatory and used to accept students from all over, regardless of their religion. Hypatia was not a religious person, though this did not qualify her as a pagan, most preferably; a rationalist philosopher. She followed the school of thought that was derived... Hypatia of Alexandria (350-415) Explanation Hypatia of Alexandria was a wise and beautiful woman of grace.She was the first woman...
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Comets, Astroids and other junk in space
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...astronomers refer to them as "dirty snowballs" or "icy mudballs" because that is exactly... Comets, Asteroid and Other Junks in Space Introduction Scientists around the globe have been intrigued by space since time immemorial. Ever since man begun exploring his environment, natural reflexes lead him to look beyond what he can do with this senses and reach out to speculate on what is there in space. Children from previous generation were taught that the solar system is primarily composed of the sun and the planets with their moons. But technological advancement and development in knowledge and scientific instruments enabled man to explore beyond Earth and our moon. What was perceived by early men as omens ...
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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
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...astronomer, but despite... The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia 2007 The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia Samuel Johnson, a famous British of the 18th century, provides the reader with one of the brightest examples of travel narrative in his novel "Rasselas" published in 1759. Up to now the novel generates a wide range of reactions: from dissatisfaction to admiration. Some critics might find the book lacking originality and dynamics; some, such as John Wain, might praise it as a "pithy, economical, fast-moving, written at a very high level of energy, it leaves one feeling challenged, stimulated and generally keyed up for life" (Wain, 1974: 210). However, what makes the work a really...
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Astronmy
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...astronomer is Eratosthenes, a mathematician and geographer whose famous contributions are computing the Earth’s circumference, the Earth’s distance from the Sun, as well as longitude and latitude (Nicastro, 2008). Ptolemy on the other hand, made models of how earth and the universe were envisioned during those times. The models consisted of a spherical Earth at the center of the universe, while sun and other planets revolve around it. With these models, he was able to explain that while other heavenly bodies revolve, they rotate within their own spheres as well... Of Greeks and Astronomy Introduction Astronomy is a branch of science that has always intrigued man. Man has always wondered what is beyond...
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Phy107
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...astronomers might use spectroscopy to determine the composition and temperature of a star. Spectroscopy refers to the dispersion of an object's light into its component colors. By analyzing the light emitted by an object, the physical properties... CHAPTER 3 What is the relationship between wavelength, wave frequency, and wave velo Wave velo is the product of the wavelength and wavefrequency. The wavelength is the distance between two points on a wave with the same phase, such as between crests or between troughs. When a wave passes through a material, or medium, how often the medium vibrates is referred to as the wave frequency. The wave velocity, lastly, is given by the distance traveled by a...
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Albert Einstein's Philadelphia Experiment
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...astronomer Morris. On January 13, 1955, Jessup received a letter from Carlos M. Allende, in this letter Allende informed Jessup of the Philadelphia Experiment, stating that he was the eyewitness of that Experiment. Allende also said that he had witnessed the Eldridge... Albert Einstein "The Philadelphia Experiment" The Philadelphia Experiment, also known as Project Rainbow, has been a of controversy and debate. In much more simpler words it was a secret experiment conducted by U.S Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Yards at Philadelphia, on or some say before October 28, 1943 to make a Ship completely invisible or to create a ship that could not be detected by magnetic mines or any kind...
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Friendships in The Little Prince
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...astronomer who discovered asteroid B - 612 was ignored because of his strange Turkish costume. However, when he presented his finding again while dressed in European clothes, he was warmly received in friendship... Friendships in The Little Prince. The Little Prince is written by a Frenchman d Antoine de Saint-Exupery. This essay explores the premise that The Little Prince is an adventure story about seeking friendships, written with elements of fantasy. The different aspects of friendship are explored. The thesis states that one old friend is all you need in the world. One makes the assumption that one makes friends initially based on physical appearances. For example, in Chapter 4, the Turkish astronom...
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Saturn Titan Mission Questions
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...astronomer. Among his famous works and discoveries are the early studies using telescope regarding rings of Saturn. He was the one who discovered the rings around Saturn as well as Titan in 1655; the largest moon of Saturn. He also invented the pendulum clock. He died in 1695 on 8th July. Jean Dominique Cassini was born in 1625, on June 8th. He has numerous discoveries related to Saturn attached to his name. He discovered four of the Saturn’s moons, Iapetus in1671, Rhea in 1972, Tethys and Dione in 1684. He also discovered... Number] Summarise the current Cassini-Huygens Mission and describe three of its goals. The Cassini-Huygens mission Spacecraft entered the orbit of Saturn on 1st July 2004 as was...
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Poetry Project
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...astronomer makes dire calculations; he decides to make a space ark that would be helpful in saving a handful of the human beings that will survive the collision (Pettit, para 1-2). Question One. How do these poems fit in the science fiction genres? In the first poem, several characteristics make the poem fit perfectly in the science fiction genre, first, the entire poem describes the solar system as a family of the sun, the moon and their planets as children. According to the family’s description by the author, the reader is left to imagine the kind of picture... Science Fiction Poems Science fiction, one of the genres of poetry, describes a genre of diction that dealswith the impact of imagined...
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Explain the early development of the geocentric model of the universe according to ancient greek cosmology
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...astronomer Claudius Ptolemy extended and refined Aristotle's geocentric model of the Universe. Although Ptolemy removed the aesthetically satisfying symmetry that had commended it to Aristotelians and Platonists alike, it more or less explained the observed planetary motions and was upheld as the greatest guide to the heavens until the Renaissance. However, because... The Development of Geocentric Model of the Earth In Greek cosmology and cosmogony, historians agree that Ancient Greeks believed that the world beganeither with the world itself or with some form of primordial chaos that provides all the things that comprise the earth The Greek model for the production of the world is agricultural or...
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The dark ages
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...astronomical discoveries. We will look at some of these inventions to see how they impacted on life and brought light to the dark ages. Ammad Ibn... ?THE DARK AGES The dark ages were a period in History which lasted from the fall of the Roman Empire [476 AD] until around 1000 AD. It was so d because life seemed to be stagnant in Europe, there was little activity in the arts and no progress was made in terms of knowledge. However, while Europe was suffering, China and India were flourishing during this time. The prophet Mohamed of Islam was born in 570 AD and many Muslim inventors were inspired to find new technology. These inventions of the Muslim people included everything from medical developments to...
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Horace Bushnell
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...astronomer; he changed the point of view, and thus not only changed everything, but pointed the way toward unity in theological thought. He was not exact... Horace Bushnell: Going Against the Grain Life must have been difficult for an intelligent and renowned preacher like Horace Bushnell to be standing his ground preaching an unpopular doctrine contrary to his contemporaries. He is not charismatic or bombastic but he has a special way of persuading and convincing his audience. He is said to be "in high degree original, thoughtful and impressive in the pulpit" (http://www.nndb.com/people/184/000102875/). Dr. Munger observes Bushnell in the following lines: "He was a theologian as Copernicus was an astrono...
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Rhetorical Analysis
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...Astronomer Galileo. He also compares the effects that these apologies had on people and the nations as well. He successfully uses this technique to support his cause and to give credibility to the content of his article. Edgar also employs contrast in his essay. He compares the possible reactions of the conservatives and the liberalists towards the issuance of an apology. In his opinion, the conservatives will advocate for the past to be forgotten while the liberalists will insist for the injustices... ENGLISH RHETORICAL ANALYSIS Timothy Egan’s article ‘Apologize for Slavery’ appeared in the New York Times opinion pages on the 19th of June this year. Egan in this article advocated for the need of an...
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Astronomy
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...astronomer Galileo Galilei, was NASA’s exploratory mission to study the planet Jupiter and the moons thereof. It was an unmanned craft, which was launched on 18th October, 1989, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on the space shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-34. The basic mission of the spacecraft was to study the moons of the planet Jupiter as well as the planet itself. Even though Jupiter had been scouted by earlier spacecrafts in the 1970s, the scientists did not receive any detailed information regarding the planet and/or its environment. Moreover, the discovery by these spacecrafts of Jupiter’s... Your Full Your 29 November Space Mission Galileo The Galileo spacecraft, d in homage to the...
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The possibility of extra-terrestrial life
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...astronomer-cum-theoretical astrophysicist regarding the topic of extra-terrestrial life. Upon asking him whether he believes it exists, he responded that it is better to stay silent on this topic because of the fear that aliens would “enslave” the people and “kill” them. He simply declines the possibility of their invasion stating that it can only be done in science fiction (Dreifus 2009). Other researches find it very tempting to announce that life beyond earth may exist and state: “If microbes can live in the pores of rock deep beneath the Earth or at the rim of a scalding Yellowstone spring... ? The Possibility of Extra-terrestrial Life The Possibility of Extra-terrestrial Life Man has always sought...
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Galileo's Stardom
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...astronomer of heresy upon examining Galileo’s heliocentric insights. His Copernican-based ideas appear contrary to the biblical statements concerning the movement of the sun or scriptural portions that reflected the Earth in fixed position while the Sun keeps not a single location, just as is depicted in Ecclesiastes 1:5 – “The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises” (NIV). Galileo, however, responded by communicating to the church that he held nothing against the teachings of the Bible and conveyed that his own faith in God and spiritual knowledge was far from becoming swayed by scientific influence in a manner as to find fault in what had come to...
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Clifford Stoll: The call to learn
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...astronomer; in fact, some of the things that he mentioned during his TED speed referred to as “Clifford Stoll: The call to learn” were fascinating. There are several interesting ideas that he mentioned at the beginning of his speech such as his view about computer in schools; though, he does not present a detailed discussion. Some of the main ideas of his discussion include the future, one-sided things and measuring the speed of sound. His... Computer Science and Information Technology Review of TED speech "Clifford Stoll: The Call to Learn" Clifford Stoll is a very intelligent person, and this can be attributed to his successful pursuit of capturing Markus Hess, who was a hacker in 1986. He is also an...
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Method and Progress in Management Science
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...astronomer. They also give as an example the great deal of published articles about marketing, and the fact that we are learning little about the actual markets. (Learner and Phillips, 1993). They assert that "Science progresses when any one of its four components -substantive... Method and Progress in Management Science. Main theme: The roles of theory, methodology, data, and problems are analyzed in order to deal with the issue of progress in management sciences in a way that scientific research can foster more valuable advances. Major point #1: The structuring of new problems in management science should be the main area of concern so management science can face the present challenges due to the ...
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Peter Josephs Where are we going. Culture lag
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...astronomer Galileo faced when he revealed that the earth is revolving round the sun. It is only after 76 years the world acknowledged his discovery. This can aptly be called as culture lag. Culture lag probably leads to “pluralistic ignorance” the other issue to which the speaker brings one’s attention. ‘Pluralistic ignorance occurs where the majority of individuals... ?Where are we going?-critical analysis The Zeitgeist Movement has often been regarded as an off shoot of the Venus Project which started many decadesago by Social/Industrial Designer Jacque Fresco. But the Zeitgeist movement started recently in late 2008 that focus on the lack of sustainability identifiable across the world by inculcating...
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Orion Nebula
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...astronomers. Orion Nebula exists almost 1500 light years from the surface of Earth. It is difficult to measure the distances precisely in the space particularly when they have to be measured within the Galaxy’s relatively local regions. “It was discovered in 1610 by the French scholar Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc and independently in 1618 by the Swiss astronomer Johann Cysat. It was the first nebula... to be photographed (1880), by Henry Draper in the United States” (Encyclop?dia Britannica, 2013). Orion is amongst the simplest to be found patters of star in the sky on the evenings of the winter season. The feature that defines Orion is a three stars’ row that constitutes Orion’s belt. The...
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2-page essay on what The Little Prince means to you
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...astronomer who discovered asteroid B – 612 was ignored because of his strange Turkish costume. However, when he presented his finding again while dressed in European clothes, he was warmly received in friendship... Friendships in The Little Prince. The Little Prince is written by a Frenchman d Antoine de Saint-Exupery. This essay explores the premise that The Little Prince is an adventure story about seeking friendships, written with elements of fantasy. The different aspects of friendship are explored. The thesis states that one old friend is all you need in the world. One makes the assumption that one makes friends initially based on physical appearances. For example, in Chapter 4, the Turkish astronom...
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...astronomer Al Fazari, refers to it a “land of gold.” (Adu Boahen, 56) Ghana according to Al Idrisi was the country with the “widest commercial connections,” (Adu Boahen, 57) and to consolidate her position and safeguard her trading interests, the king of Ghana conquered the Berber trading post of Awdaghost in the Sahara. At the peak of her glory Ghana seems to have been a loosely administered state, which consisted of a metropolitan area governed by the king, and a provincial area that consisted of conquered provinces... The Ancient Sudanese s Trade was the driving force behind the development of the Sudanese s. It led to power and influence for traders in the courts of kings, and played a pivotal role...
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Inventions and Discoveries
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...astronomer Johannes Kepler based on telescopic observations made by astronomer Tyco Brahe of the solar planets and includes three laws. First, planets move in ellipses with the Sun at one focus. Second, the radius vector describes equal areas in equal times. Finally, squares of periodic times are to each other as cubes of the mean distances (About.com, 2011). While Copernicus’s Heliocentric Model confirmed that planets rotated around the Sun, Kepler took this discovery a step... ? Inventions and Discoveries Paper Sansannah Jackson Human Discovery – HIS/458 January 10, Shaun Sullivan Inventions and Discoveries Human discovery has been advanced by the invention of many of useful tools. These tools, whether ...
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Are Science and Religion in Conflict
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...Astronomer in the person of Galileo Galilei supported the Copernican theory after he discovered the telescope and thereby pronounced guilty and sentenced by the Pope... Are Science and Religion In Conflict [College] Argumentative discussion of controversial issue of science and religion’s current conflict tend to emphasize the real factors that undermine each field’s reputation. This discussion will analyze some important details that brought the issue more controversial. Also, through analyzing scientific evidences in comparison with religious dogma, this paper will present balance examination without prejudice for the purpose of finding out the truth. Both science and religion are important aspects of...
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U09a1 Universe Review
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...astronomical objects, along with dark matter. Dark matter must exist to account for the gravity that holds galaxies together. Dark matter is also... 1. Define dark matter and dark energy, and clearly distinguish between them. What types of observations have led scientists to propose the existence of each of these unseen influences? Dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy that permeates space and exerts a negative pressure, which would have gravitational effects to account for the differences between the theoretical and observational results of gravitational effects on visible matter. Dark energy is not directly observed, but rather inferred from observations of gravitational interactions between astr...
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Agora History
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...astronomer called Hypatia. Richeson (76) states that Hypatia was a noble woman, a professor, in Alexandria, an Egyptian city. The high rating received by the movie is a clear indication that the happenings of the 4th century are still relevant in the 21st century. In other words, this particular period had many connections to the present 21st century reality. The movie therefore represents a successful... ?Agora Paper Agora is an historical Spanish drama film produced in 2009. The movie was directed by Alejandro Amenabar. Agora represents a movie genrethat is increasingly rare. The movie is based in the happenings of the 4th century in the Roman Empire. The whole story focuses on a 4th century Greek...
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Robert Frosts Fire and Ice. Nature and Relationships
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...astronomer and Harvard professor, whom Frost met at a faculty get-together. Shapley recounts that Frost questioned him as to how the world would end. Shapley says, “I told him that either the earth would be incinerated, or a permanent ice age would gradually annihilate all life on earth” (qtd. in Hansen). Based on future... “Fire and Ice Nature and Relationships Robert Frost’s short poem, “Fire and Ice,” is one of his most popular works. Itwas published as part of his volume of poems, New Hampshire, which appeared in 1923, and gave Frost his first Pulitzer Prize (Poetry Foundation). “Fire and Ice” is an epigram which encapsulates the immensity of the apocalypse in nine lines of powerful verse. At first...
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The frontier of modern astronomy
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...astronomical insight, concerns over the frontier of modern astronomy take on a crucial area of importance for even the lay observer. With this understanding in mind, this essay considers the frontiers of modern astronomy through an investigation into current cosmological principles, frontier areas of investigation, and finally crucial areas of technological advancement. One of the primary concerns of modern astronomy are insights... ?Frontiers of Modern Astronomy While astronomy represents perhaps the most complex and intimidating of modern sciences, it is also the most intriguing as each new discovery reveals a long concealed secret about the nature of existence. With such crucial importance on new...
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Nicolaus Copernicus
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...astronomer, mathematician and economist who developed the heliocentric (Sun-centered) theory of the solar system in a form detailed enough to make it scientifically useful. His theory about the Sun as the center of the Universe, opposed to the traditional geocentric theory that placed Earth at the center, is considered one of the most important discoveries ever, and is the fundamental starting point of modern astronomy and modern science itself (it inaugurated a scientific revolution). His theory affected many aspects of human life, opening the door for young astronomers, scientists and scholars to take a skeptical attitude toward established dogma (Armitage, 1951... Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish...
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Scientific Revolution
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...astronomer and scientist who lived in A.D. the 2nd century, also placed the Earth to the centre of the Universe. He also assumed that stars are fixed on the sphere which is 10000 Earth diameters from the centre. The sphere is rotating around the Earth once in 24 hours. This model of the Earth influenced the notions about the Earth for some centuries including the medieval period. The contribution of the ancient scientists to the science of the Earth is huge - they gave the first knowledge of the Earth and influenced the further development of the science. Ancient scientists also influenced the explorations of many famous... Scientific Revolution Geography is a science which describes the surface of the...
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Life on Mars (Earth Science Course)
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...astronomer also hypothesized that other planets are populated as well. A branch of biology is being used for exploring and studying extraterrestrial life, this branch of biology looks for life elsewhere in universe. It is called as exobiology. Space explorations opened new avenues and enhanced expectations of discovery of extraterrestrial life. Scientists describe six basic environmental conditions suitable for expected life. If an environment contain all these six environmental conditions within prescribed limits then it can be expected that life may exist there. The data collected by space probes negates the presence of advanced life on other planets of our solar system. But the presence... Life on...
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Leonardo da Vinci is the Ideal Renaissance man
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...astronomer, mathematician and much more as one of the greatest humans the Nature has ever produced. Though these few pages are unable to cover the long list of his achievements and accomplishments, yet the following lines... LEONARDO DA VINCI-----THE MAN OF RENAISSANCE Module Submitted Submitted by: The present paper aims to appraise and evaluate the remarkable works produced, as well as the splendid services rendered by the wonderful Renaissance personality Leonardo da Vinci in multiple fields and disciplines, which not only prove him as far ahead than his contemporaries in knowledge, wisdom, foresight, creativity, imagination and productivity, but also make the great scientist, artist, writer,...
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Identifying the Science Processes eed 323
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...astronomer with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Find out what movie and what TV show first inspired Michelle to become an astronomer. You'll also learn Michelle's very favorite amazing fact about space. Watch this episode. Meet Donya Douglas, a thermal engineer from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. She always wanted to be an engineer. She never doubted that she could do it. Learn how her team found ways to keep three miniature spacecraft not too hot and not too cold in the harsh environment... Identifying the Science Processes eed 323 Identifying the Science Processes eed 323 Titus Rock Manickam Order No. 265698 18 January 2009 Identifying the Science Processes eed 3...
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CONTROVERSIAL CURRENT PSEUDO-SCIENCES
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...astronomer Carl Sagan’s assertion that “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” (qtd. in Nova Online). A rigorous... Pseudo-sciences: Ufology. The pseudo-science of Ufology can be said to be in its’ infancy, as it is little more than half a century old. The term ‘flying saucer’ was first prevalent and can be traced to June 24, 1947, when private pilot Kenneth Arnolds reported sightings of nine luminescent, crescent-shaped objects, flying at incredible speeds. What he described as resembling “a saucer skipping over water,” made newspaper headlines as “flying saucers” (Stacy, UFO Evidence).The subsequent coining of the acronym UFO for ‘Unidentified Flying Object’ may be attributed to Captain...
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Healing in Marks Gospel
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...astronomer questioning the contrary. And there is belief that is somehow connected with your welfare, health or even life. Sometimes it grows up to the stage of temporary insanity, and a stress situation can have a great impact on individual. In our case we see the latter situation: "your faith has made you well" (Mark 5:34). Then the author adds: "go in peace, and be healed of your disease" to emphasise the role of Jesus. If we agree to the aforesaid, we must agree... in Mark's Gospel The Bible, especially New Testament, has numerous examples of miracles done by Jesus or his followers. Unlike global miracles such as the creation of Universe in Genesis, there are a number of smaller, "local" wonders...
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Ottoman Empire
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...astronomer, and scientist. He wrote numerous manuscripts on various academic disciplines, such as mathematics, astronomy, optics, engineering, and mechanics. In addition, he is celebrated for the creation of a ‘six-cylinder monobloc pump’ (Agoston & Masters 2009, 552), the creation of various precise clocks... , such as the original spring-driven astronomical clock, mechanical alarm clock, and the earliest clocks gauged in seconds and minutes, and possibly the creation of a prototype telescope (Agoston & Masters 2009, 552). Aside from Turkish intellectuals like Taqi, the Ottoman Empire also prides itself from many of its other scientific inventions. According to Barkey and...
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The History Of Women And Science
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...astronomical work and observations in the name of her husband who was ill and towards his death. She petitioned the Berlin... The History of Women and Science Science and technology have been considered the field of men for a long time. However, women have made remarkable contributions to the area of science and technology. There have been numerous far-famed and women who have made crucial discoveries and inventions in world of science. The contribution of women in science dates back to many decades. There are some people who consider Merit Ptah, as the first woman to be a scientist. Merit Ptah was famous in 2700 BCE shortly after Imhotep who was the first person who was honored for his intellectual ach...
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Islam
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...astronomer of his time. His major contribution to medical science was his famous book al-Qanun, known as the "Canon" in the West. The Qanun fi al-Tibb is an immense encyclo- paedia of medicine extending over a million words’ (Ibn Sina). Jabir Ibn Haiyan, the alchemist Geber of the Middle Age groups, is usually known as the dad of chemistry. Abu Musa Jabir Ibn Hayyan, sometimes known as al-Harrani and al-Sufi, was the son of the druggist... Islam Islam Islam is a very vibrant, vast, humble, tolerant and eternal religion. It is being studied not only by its followers but even by various other individuals. Several concepts provided by Islam through its hold book of Quran have been seen as a part of reality. ...
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History and Implications including Functionality
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...astronomer-poet Omar Khayyam also studied it in some details... www.academia-research.com Sumanta Sanyal d: 16/05/2006 Pascal's Triangle: History and Implications including Functionality Introduction This paper investigates the history and implication of Pascal's Triangle which is a number triangle represented as follows in very short form. 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 3 1 1 4 6 4 1 1 5 10 10 5 1 1 6 15 20 15 6 (Mathworld, Pascal's Triangle, 2006) The triangle can be represented by the following equation: (n, r) where (n, r) is a binomial coefficient which signifies coefficient of the number in the row of the triangle. The number rows can be staggered such that they con...
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Dr. Stephen Hawking
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...astronomer, Galileo Galilei, a source of pride for the illustrious physicist. Stephen was born into the world in a family of sages. His father was Dr. Frank Hawking, a research biologist who was the head of the parasitological division at the NIMR which stands for National Institute for Medical Research. His mother was Isobel Hawking. When only a small number of women considered earning college degrees, Isobel, a Scottish woman, worked her way into Oxford University in the 1930s, one of, if not the most prominent and prestigious university of all time, making her part of the earliest female student of the institution. Stephen was born in the wrong time as there was a great political... ? Stephen Hawking...
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Leonardo da Vinci - the Man Of Renaissance
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...astronomer, mathematician and much more as one of the greatest humans the Nature has ever produced. Though these few pages are unable to cover the long list of his achievements and accomplishments, yet the following lines... ? LEONARDO DA VINCI-----THE MAN OF RENAISSANCE Module Submitted Submitted by: The present paper aims to appraise and evaluate the remarkable works produced, as well as the splendid services rendered by the wonderful Renaissance personality Leonardo da Vinci in multiple fields and disciplines, which not only prove him as far ahead than his contemporaries in knowledge, wisdom, foresight, creativity, imagination and productivity, but also make the great scientist, artist, writer,...
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...astronomical objects, along with dark matter. Dark matter must exist to account for the gravity that holds galaxies together. Dark matter is also... Define dark matter and dark energy, and clearly distinguish between them. What types of observations have led scientists to propose the existenceof each of these unseen influences? Dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy that permeates space and exerts a negative pressure, which would have gravitational effects to account for the differences between the theoretical and observational results of gravitational effects on visible matter. Dark energy is not directly observed, but rather inferred from observations of gravitational interactions between...
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Pyramids in Egypt
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...astronomer, Sir John Hershal, who believed that the Pyramids in its design and construction were an evidence of great application of mathematics and scientific knowledge. Robert Menzies is credited as being the first to generate interest on the assertion that the Great Pyramids were a result of divine wisdom as it embodied chronology, meteorology, astronomy, mathematics, history and biblical teaching (Mendelssohn, 1971). John Taylor, a gifted mathematician who studied the measurements of the Pyramids concluded that the architect of the Great Pyramids was not an Egyptian either by religion or race. Taylor believed that the measurements and contours’ of the Pyramids passage system chambers... ? The Great...
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Ancient Greek Philosophy
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...astronomer but he pursued scientifically. He was senior to wisdom in all other astronomers. Thales successfully predicted when an eclipse could occur and thus he became... ALL IS WATTER Ancient Greek Philosophy Before speaking about a great philosopher a few words about philosophy. The Greek philosophy was divided into many parts, which lead to certain conclusions, and theories where the basic and fundamental topics vary from reality and truth. Unlike other countries in the world, the Greek culture gave a lot of importance to philosophy that there were schools of philosophy for every culture such as pre-historic, ancient, medieval and cultural. Apart from being a philosopher, Thales was also a great a...
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The Medieval Church: Heresy Or Science
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...Astronomer Johann Regiomontanus was invited to Italy by Bessarion and, under the patronage of the cardinal studied mathematics and astronomy. According to Drees, "Christopher Columbus carried Regiomontanus's... The Medieval Church: Heresy or Science Science and religion are often perceived as two opposing forces. While scientific inquiry demands close scrutiny and reason, religious faith places no such burden on the believer. It is often believed that the Roman Catholic Church repressed the sciences during the medieval period of the 11th to the 15th century. These anecdotal reports are based to a large extent on a few isolated incidents. Often, the church's slow pace of progress has been interpreted as...
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The Sun and The Moon by Matthew Goodman
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...astronomical discovery’ in the New York Sun which was the early newspaper referred to as penny papers. This hoax ran in a series of seven articles, stating the findings of an astronomer of the inhabitants of the moon; some of the creatures in the moon; as per the hoax, included the buffaloes, birds, man-bats and one horned zebras... The Sun and The Moon by Matthew Goodman Introduction Journalists are known to create fiction stories in-order to get their newspaper or stories circulated over to the largest audience. The hoax started way back in the 1830s. That century, newspaper was not common among the citizens and was known to be read by a few rich people. The hoax in this paper was titled ‘the great...
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The Visitors by Adam Pfeffer
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...Astronomer at the Jet Propulsion... English Literature ic and Modern) Topic: The Visitors by Adam Pfeffer Introduction: Adam Pfeffer, the author of “The Visitors,” rivets between spirituality and researched facts of science, when he develops the plot and portrays the characters in the novel. In the beginning, the protagonist of the story, Barrett Lawson argues, “Do you realize human beings have been studying the heavens as early as 3000BC? And it wasn’t until the sixteenth century that Nicholas Copernicus placed the Sun at the center of the universe, thereby prompting the rise of modern astronomy.”(2) This elucidation of the theme of the story which corroborates the observation of Richard Terrile,...
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Ancient Chinese Contributons
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...astronomer and mechanist named Su Song of the Song Dynasty (906-1272) years later created a more sophisticated clock that eventually developed into the modern clock. The other crucial invention from ancient China was harvesting silk and using it to make clothes and paper (Van et al., 2010). The oldest silk discovery took place in Henan Province at around 3,630 BC. Silk invention did not only become a vital material for making clothes in China, but it also connected China to the outside world in terms of business. Processing of iron ore was another Chinese invention that dates back to the fifth century (Van et al., 2010). Archeological evidence confirms that iron makers used pig iron to make... ? Ancient...
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World History Galileo
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...astronomer Nicholas Copernicus that the earth was not the center of the universe, but a heavenly body that orbited the sun. This was against the belief that the earth was the center of the universe as put forward by Ptolemy and taken as true by the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church declared the Copernican Theory as false. Thus Galileo’s support for the Copernican Theory was against the doctrines of the Church (3). Galileo did not want to oppose the Church, but some... World History – Galileo Introduction: Galileo Galilei was a man of many talents, who lived between 1520 A.D. and 1642 A.D in Italy. His many talents saw him active in the fields of mathematics, inventions and astronomy. It was his...
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