G. W. Thielman has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering. He is currently employed as a patent attorney, and lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His opinions are his own.
While unoccupied, a ship is but ordinary inert matter, but when manned by skilled personnel and commanded by a competent captain, she comes to life.
The days of Holy Week can be reconciled by careful accounting of events and by recognizing alternative ways that ancients used to mark time.
With dual enrollment, high schoolers can be introduced to college-level material to fulfill course expectations while living at home and with a class load paced to that student’s ability.
Half a century ago, Americans set foot on the moon in a ‘giant leap for mankind.’ This is the story of Apollo 11.
The fourth manned launch of the massive Saturn V rocket needed to bring a modular spacecraft to orbit and land on the moon demanded the culmination of many sundry technological achievements.
In Netflix’s ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,’ viewers follow a 14-year-old who constructed a wind turbine and saved his family from starvation.
As this constitutes an unusual historical name in the Levant, it thus has been attributed to Pontius Pilate, prefect of Judea from AD 26-36 who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.
NASA’s ambitious goal involved several risks. Previously, the highest orbit for manned spacecraft had been only 853 miles above the earth in Gemini XI, and the moon was nearly 300 times farther.
‘First Man’ provides a glimpse of a laconic test pilot and engineer who inconveniently became a celebrity.
In her seminal article, researcher Elizabeth Loftus warned against trusting therapists due to their bias towards assuming the reality of reconstructed memories.
A reasonable person might ask: Why would someone spend time and money far from home to engage in manual labor on mundane chores? Well, because it’s cool.
While lefty types continue to assert that fewer women pursue math- and science-heavy careers because of sexism, research and reality continues to show otherwise.
That this gruesome practice occurred cannot be doubted, as archaeological evidence confirms the ancient literature.
The balance of recent scholarship that presents Herod’s passing early, in 1 BC, is indeed consistent with early Christian writings regarding the messiah’s birth.
Sputnik provides a turning point in world history: from then on, humans would maintain a presence in outer space and begin reaching to the stars.
The New Testament provides only glimpses of Mary Magdalene and only the subtlest hints about her status in society. Writers since then have attempted to fill in the blanks with conjecture.
The moon’s penumbra will be cast over all of North America, with the sun completely blocked across a path roughly 70 miles wide.
Of the 44 persons who have served as president, only one ever received a Letters Patent for an invention: a man whose 208th birthday we commemorate on February 12.
The tale of a mathematician from southern India hits its broadest set of theaters this weekend. It celebrates the beauties of mathematical mystery and hard work.
Join us in marveling at—and even seeking to emulate—the achievements of these female scientific pioneers.
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