Origin and Properties of e

This story will not begin with how the irrational side of human nature and money are indeed at the root of much evil. Instead we will look at how a 17th century financially related-insight by Jacob Bernouilli eventually led us to the discovery of the irrational nature and properties of the number e. Imagine the... Continue Reading →

Wine from a Radioactive Age

There's little doubt that a fair amount of good can come out of the synthesis of radioactive isotopes in the fields of medicine and pure research.¬†The most common radioisotope used in diagnosis is technetium-99, with about¬†40-45 million procedures performed annually. Without carbon-14 as a tracer, the pathway of photosynthesis' dark reactions would never have been... Continue Reading →

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