Friday, November 27, 2020

SWATH Technology: A new way to build boats

Small Water-plane Area Twin Hull boats and ships may be the watercraft of the future. By submerging two pods or pontoons below the water’s...

What If Adolf Hitler Defeated the Soviet Union in World War II?

A political science professor recently posed a question to me. He wanted me to examine a scenario where Hitler defeated the Soviet Union...

The Story of Santa Claus

Every child in North America knows that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, but where does he really come from? The origin of Old...

Railroads and the Market Economy: Economy of Scale and Regulation

Businesses having a large number of customers can dramatically increase profits with small changes to the price. This simple economic fact led to railroad...

Santa Claus and Magic Mushrooms: The Orgins of Christmas May Be Linked to Eating...

Thoeries have been generated over the past few decades about the reasoning behind where Christmas tradition has come from, including decorations and celebrations. Shamanistic Traditions The...

The Steam Engine: A Revolutionary Power Source

Although various steam motion devices had been known since the time of Hero of Alexandria. This new invention would replace horses with horsepower. When James...

The History of Medicinal Herbs: The Link Between Botany and Herbal Medicine

In the early years, there is little written evidence of the use of herbs in medicine as it was usual to pass on knowledge...

Astronomy History: The Dark Night – Reinventing Astrophysics

It seems that every week scientists are making new and profound discoveries about the universe, but that’s really not quite the case. Despite all...

The History of New Year’s Resolutions: How and Why the Tradition of Making Resolutions...

The history of making New Year’s resolutions dates all the way back to the time of ancient Rome. The Romans are responsible for the...

Maglev: Long science fiction, maglev trains are becoming reality

First conceived around 1907, Mag-lev did not become a practical reality until 1984. But, the age of the mag-lev rail is coming soon. As a...