Tsunami - a seismic sea wave - means in Japanese "harbor-wave". It is also misleadingly called "tidal wave". It is an ocean wave caused by an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 on the Richter scale (or greater) that occurs less than 50 kilometers beneath the seafloor. Tsunamis can also be caused by volcanic eruptions and by landslides.
Astrologers claim they can tell your character, abilities, health, love life, and much more, just from your horoscope or birth chart. It seems amazing. Could it actually work? Could astrology really be true? Astrologers have the perfect answer -- just try it. Put astrology to the test. Be convinced that it works. Just as they have been convinced every day…
The sequence, in which each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers is known as the Fibonacci series: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, 4181, ... (each number is the sum of the previous two).
An issue that has entered the mainstream media in a lot of countries (noticeably not really in the US) is Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM) of food. A lot of food that we eat today contains genetically modified ingredients and usually without our knowledge. Supporters of this technology maintain that it ensures and sustains food security around the…
The use of natural, chemical and pharmaceutical substances, even drugs, for the improvement of soldiers’ stamina and performance has been a well known practice throughout the years. Many substances, from coffee to tablets of amphetamines, have been used in numerous occasions ranging from the ancient Assassins to US Navy and Airforce pilots in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Shape Memory Alloys are materials that can expand or contract according to temperature variations and then return to their previous form. A group of researchers from Texas University, under prof. Othon Rediniotis, is exploring the possible use of these materials in order to build small ships that can move silently and without leaving wake traces.
Everyday we are watching on the news how people are using the benefits of science and technology. Electronic, chemical and biological warfare, smart weapons, eyes and ears that watch everything and a pile other applications that frighten the average citizen.