Nerd Knowledge

Will A Face Mask Protect You From The Coronavirus?

March 9, 2020

Can wearing a medical face mask protect you against the new coronavirus? It’s a question many people are asking. The answer is rather complex and depends on what type of mask under investigation. The regular surgical masks that doctors and surgeons wear offers little, if any, protection against contracting the novel Coronavirus. These masks are […]

Nerd Knowledge: Do Hand Sanitizers Really Work?

February 18, 2020

Hand sanitizers are effective against fungi and enveloped viruses, such as those that cause colds and flu, including the Coronavirus. But are you using them properly?

Facts You Need To Know About The Coronavirus

February 18, 2020

An updated version of the story that appeared in the February 2, 2020 issue of Sapulpa Times is bringing new facts about the spread and viability of the Coronavirus.

Buying safe electronics: look for the UL label

January 28, 2020

While it is tempting to buy cheap devices Amazon, there is an inherent risk involved.

Nerd Knowledge: What Is Ocean Acidification?

October 24, 2019

Ocean acidification has the potential to cause widespread changes in the marine ecosystem which may eventually disrupt the ocean goods and services that we depend on.

Nerd knowledge: What Is 5G?

April 25, 2019

Carriers are running out of LTE capacity in many major cities. Users are already experiencing slow downs during peak usage. The fifth generation technology adds huge amounts of new frequencies in bands that have never been used for commercial broadband.

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.

Nerd Knowledge: What is the “Cloud”?

April 4, 2019

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

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?