A Life Spent Wondering

How Do Smoke Detectors Work?

How Do Smoke Detectors Work?

Smoke detectors, which have been commercially available since circa 1969, have proven to have a huge advantage in promising the safety of people if a fire breaks out in a house or building. But how do these detectors actually go about detecting smoke? read more

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On Meteors

On Meteors

The past few months have been busy with meteor showers ranging from the Perseids in August, the Orionids in October, the Leonids in November, and the Gemenids which peak tonight (Dec. 13) and will continue into next weekend. With all the talk and Facebook events about the showers it's only be appropriate to talk a bit about meteors. read more

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The Science of the Neighbor's Music

The Science of the Neighbor's Music

Have you had to deal with someone playing loud music? In college this is a popular occurrence, and it's always at the most inconvenient times. Something interesting about this music you may notice is what you hear from your room. Even though a person above you could be blasting tunes, you can hear are the deep sounds, but not the high sounds. What could be causing this? read more

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