Have you ever been sitting, cramped and hungry, on a 12+ hour flight heading overseas somewhere only to realize you’ve forgotten to pack something? I haven’t, but that’s mostly because I tend to bring an entire medium-sized suitcase more than what I actually need. But I can imagine what it might feel like, and it’s not good. [Read more…]
Archives for March 2015
The world has gone supplement-crazy. Almost overnight, nutritional supplements have become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In 2012 alone, revenue from supplements was estimated at $32 billion and growing. It seems everyone is taking some kind of supplement these days, and the variety is nearly endless. [Read more…]
If you’ve picked up a newspaper anytime in the past decade, odds are you’ve heard about the United States’ world #1 ranking in rate of incarceration.
As in most, not least. [Read more…]
Imagine shining a light through a single slit cut out of a board in order to see the pattern of light it creates on the solid wall behind it. What results is something you might call the shadow puppet effect. Not unexpectedly, a single sliver of light matching the shape of the slit appears on the wall. Simple enough.
Yet when a second, identical slit is cut parallel to the first, the expected result—two slivers of light—is not what we actually get. Instead, what appears on the wall is an interference pattern—multiple (more than two) slivers of light of varying intensity. This is the double-slit experiment. [Read more…]