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Before the scientific method came along, science dabbled in some pretty far-out ideas in its youth. Remember miasmas? And spontaneous generation? And the four elements?
A friend may joke that he remembers going through a long, dark tunnel into a blinding white light – and being hit on the bottom by a doctor. But in general, most people don't remember being born or learning to walk. Why is that?
Where do they get the particles for accelerators?
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Why can't we remember being babies?
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It's the largest machine in the world. Yet despite the sheer size of the U.S. power grid, a few outages can cost Americans at least $150 billion dollars annually. What are we to do? Could the smart grid be the answer?
Also known as "freak waves," these colossal walls of water have been alleged to be in the range of 100 feet or more. Learn what separates rogue waves from other large waves, what causes them and find out about some of the better-known rogue wave incidents.