Monthly Archives: September 2015

Three Sisters Island trilogy: meet Air, Earth, Fire and … Water

Ancient Greek philosophers thought that everything in the world was made out of four elements: earth, fire, water and air. This belief in four fundamental elements lasted throughout the Middle Ages, until the advent of the Scientific Revolution in the … Continue reading

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Brighter than candles

“You have the glittering beauty of gold and silver, and the still higher lustre of jewels, like the ruby and diamond; but none of these rival the brilliancy and beauty of flame. What diamond can shine like flame?” The man … Continue reading

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Faster than lightning

Can a charged particle moving through the atmosphere have a speed greater than the speed of light in the air? I saw this question posted on Writers’ Cafe. After I ran a limited survey that got both “Yes” and “No” … Continue reading

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Initial Conditions in the library

Initial Conditions finds a place on the library shelf. Thanks to Princeton Public Library!

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