Month: October 2013

The Power of Smoke Detectors

David Lee Roth, the legendary lead singer for the band Van Halen, was the poster child for 1980s excess. He was chastised in the news media for demanding only non-brown M&M’s in his dressing room, the obvious sign of a narcissistic diva. While his ego may have been the size of the stadiums he rocked, […]

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Unleashing Chain Reactions

Scientists have long been enamored with the concept of chain reactions. A chemical change, for example, triggers a change in a nearby chemical, which in turn triggers change in other surrounding forms. In the case of a drop of water radiating out to impact an entire still lake, a single action can create far-reaching impact. […]

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A Higher Standard

The football coaches at Utah’s Union High School decided to make a bold decision.  With reports of poor grades, cyber-bullying, and attitude problems, the coaches were unwilling to support the declining behavior of their team.  So right before the big homecoming game, they decided to suspend the entire group.  Every team member was instructed to […]

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Life Can Be Like Playing Without Sheet Music

Classical musicians possess a number of enviable qualities such as discipline, precision and attention to detail. In a symphonic setting, they play the notes from the musical score with incredible accuracy, commanding their instruments to play precisely what the composer has documented. Intricate details such as attack and release, volume, tempo and vibrato are carefully […]

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