Charles Betzler

Nerd Knowledge: What is science, really?

April 10, 2019

Science is based on fact, not opinions or preferences. The methodology of science is designed to challenge ideas through exploration and experimentation.

Do You Remember: Playing Outdoors?

April 9, 2019

Back in the dark ages, long before “Pac Man,” before 6-year-olds were playing “Soldier of Fortune” on their tablets, there was a wonderful activity called “playing outdoors.”

Sapulpa police confront a man who was beating on doors with a 2X4

April 7, 2019

BREAKING: Police confronted a man earlier this evening who they say was carrying a 2X4 and beating on doors with it. Police described him as possibly being under the influence of an illicit substance.

Nerd Knowledge: What is the “Cloud”?

April 4, 2019

Cloud computing is ubiquitous these days. Even Sapulpa Times uses it!

Do you remember…Research before Google?

April 4, 2019

I spent many long hours doing homework and term papers at a place you might remember…the library.

The house from the Sapulpa stand-off on Saturday caught fire last night

April 2, 2019

The timing of the fire has Sapulpa police concerned and the cause is under investigation.

Sheriff Bret Bowling speaks at Lions Club

April 1, 2019

Bowling talked about several of the recent milestones of CCSO, including new tools, new canines and new services at the jail, along with reduced costs.

Do You Remember: Do You Remember “Ma Bell”?

March 28, 2019

Long before cell phones, long before cordless phones, the telephone was a bulky instrument that set on a desk or hung on the wall. There was only one phone company and you had one choice of color: black. I recently viewed a video that showed confused teenagers attempting to make a call on a rotary […]

Nerd Knowledge: How do meteorologists predict the weather?

March 27, 2019

Some of the first weather analysis and forecasting methods came from Aristotle around 2,400 years ago in 340 B.C. He organized his thoughts in a formal document titled “Meteorologica,”  in which he observed and distinguished Fire, Air, Water, and Earth as four elements that caused “events in this world.” Today, weather forecasting has come a […]

Nerd Knowledge: How does GPS even work?

March 22, 2019

At one time it was nothing more than science fiction. Now, GPS has become a staple of our everyday travel. But how does it actually work?