Daniel Tkacik Senior Staffwriter

Class of 2013


  • Study reveals children see number lines in different ways

    Phone numbers, credit card numbers, passwords, and mailing addresses: These are all numbers that we deal with on a daily basis. As we grow from children to adults, how do we actually learn to remember these numbers? A recent study published in Psychological Science suggests that it’s more complex than simple memorization.

    SciTech | September 20, 2010
  • Study shows public perceptions on saving energy may be skewed

    It turns out that the simple practice of turning out the lights is not saving as much energy as we think. In fact, we think we’re saving about three times more energy than we actually are when it comes to our common energy-saving activities.

    SciTech | September 13, 2010
  • How Things Work: The Greenhouse Effect

    Imagine the Earth as a much colder planet. One could walk outside and watch his or her breath freeze upon contact with the open air. There would be no trees; even if there were, no animals would be playing in them. In fact, there would be very little of anything out there. Life, as it is today, would have actually ceased to exist. This would be our planet without the greenhouse effect.

    SciTech | August 30, 2010

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