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The mass of a neutron is practically equal to the mass of an atom of hydrogen. Because of this closeness, it is possible to use a neutron gage to determine the moisture content of soil.
Ice naturally has the ability to exist in two main technological conditions – solid state (ice) and liquid state (water). It transfers from one state to the other at particular temperatures. Ice is perfect substance for exploring the use of TRIZ.
All children are fond of playing different games with air-filled balloons and air bubbles. This article discusses applications of balloons, some of which were developed by students.
Classic logic comes down to the law of the excluded third – A or not A, white or not white. In ancient Greece they started to consider paradoxes – a "mismatch" problem, "The world is gray, but science is black and white."
Logic allows for different viewpoints and, thus, can help lead to more solutions for inventive problems. In dialectic logic, objects or processes can exist in two contradictory states, exhibiting different properties in different times or spaces.
We invented a fun, simple game to teach kids how to invent and problem solve, based on TRIZ principles. TRIZ was a complex methodology for engineers and so to eliminate complexity we used the principals of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon and Digimon cards.
Sorption is the ability of mostly porous materials to absorb solid particles, gaseous matters or liquids from other materials. It is likely that you would use just a simple sponge to clean this spill, thus taking advantage of sorption.
Shape memory alloy (SMA or memory metal) is a metal that "remembers" its initial geometry during transformations. The range of applications for SMAs has increased in recent years – in industries including medicine and aerospace.
The simplicity of the Mobius strip is found in its most basic of forms: a small twisted piece of paper. The Mobius strip forms the basis of many inventions, from a child’s railway track to exercise equipment. Learn the strip’s secret in this article.
Time is one of the major regulators of our life, as well as the major subject of philosophy, science, and even poetry, example of which you’ll find below. Nice example of such poetry you’ll find below -poem about time …
By: Abram Teplitskiy
A funnel is a conically shaped pipe, employed as a device to channel liquid or fine-grained substances into containers with a small opening. Most people first saw a funnel in their kitchen, where it was used …
Edited by Mrs. Leora C. Slocum (email@example.com)
On our previous Student’s Corners, we have already discovered several applications of biological effects, such as corrugation and the honeycomb, which increase the effectiveness of technology. Over time, scientists have developed the …