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 Philadelphia Experiment During the experiment, according to Allende, a ship was rendered invisible and teleported to and from Norfolk in a few minutes, with some terrible after-effects for crew members. Allende claimed that he had witnessed the experiment from another ship and that the incident was reported in a Philadelphia newspaper. In the 1950's this ship was part of an experiment to test the effects of a small, high-frequency generator providing l,000 hz instead of the standard 400hz. www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq21-2.htm   (575 words)

 Probability The possible outcomes of this experiment are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. A single outcome of this experiment is rolling a 1, or rolling a 2, or rolling a 3, etc. Rolling an even number (2, 4 or 6) is an event, and rolling an odd number (1, 3 or 5) is also an event. The possible outcomes of this experiment are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. www.mathgoodies.com /lessons/vol6/intro_probability.html   (783 words)

 Experiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In the scientific method, an experiment (Latin: ex-+-periri, "of (or from) trying"), is a set of actions and observations, performed in the context of solving a particular problem or question, to support or falsify a hypothesis or research concerning phenomena. In human experiments, a subject (person) may be given a stimulus to which he or she should respond. The goal of the experiment is to measure the response to a given stimulus. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Experiment   (1924 words)

 Philadelphia Experiment - Crystalinks The Philadelphia Experiment was a secret experiment allegedly conducted by the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, sometime around the date of October 28th, 1943, in which the U.S. naval destroyer USS Eldridge was to be rendered invisible to human observers for a brief period of time. The experiment was conducted by a Dr. Franklin Reno (or Rinehart) as a military application of a Unified Field Theory. In 2003, Bielek's version of his participation in the Philadelphia Experiment was debunked by a small team of investigators, and the general consensus now is that he was nowhere near the ship at the proposed time of the experiment. www.crystalinks.com /phila.html   (6492 words)

 Experiment in Physics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) In the late 1970s there was a disagreement between the results of low-energy experiments on atomic parity violation (the violation of left-right symmetry) performed at the University of Washington and at Oxford University and the result of a high-energy experiment on the scattering of polarized electrons from deuterium (the SLAC E122 experiment). Experiments showed that in the beta decay of nuclei the number of electrons emitted in the same direction as the nuclear spin was different from the number emitted opoosite to the spin direction. A case in point is the history of experiments on the double-scattering of electrons by heavy nuclei (Mott scattering) during the 1930s and the relation of these results to Dirac's theory of the electron, an episode in which the question of whether or not the experiment satisfied the conditions of the theoretical calculation was central. plato.stanford.edu /entries/physics-experiment   (11206 words)

 Milgram experiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In one version of the experiment, the confederate was sure to mention to the participant that he had a heart condition. A participant in the 1961 experiment at Yale writes in Jewish Currents about his early withdrawal as a "teacher", suspicious "that the whole experiment was designed to see if ordinary Americans would obey immoral orders, as many Germans had done during the Nazi period". In one version (Experiment 10), Milgram rented a modest office in Bridgeport, Connecticut, purporting to be run by a commercial entity called "Research Associates of Bridgeport" with no apparent connection to Yale, in order to eliminate the prestige of the university as a possible factor influencing participants' behavior. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Milgram_experiment   (2593 words)

 ClimatePrediction.Net gateway   (Site not responding. Last check: ) The experiments will investigate the effect on the modelled climate of varying the value of 20 of the most poorly understood parameters in the model - such as the relationship between the number of raindrops in a cloud and how much it actually rains (to see what they are, click here). This experiment is more about learning how the model reacts to changes in initial conditions and parameters than about actually trying to replicate the Earth's climate. The experiment will be forced by observations of CO volcanic emissions etc. from 1920-2000 and a range of possible scenarios for what might happen in the next 100 years. www.climateprediction.net /science/strategy.php   (1631 words)

 The Stanford Prison Experiment: Still powerful after all these years (1/97)   (Site not responding. Last check: ) She had walked into the experiment late and therefore was more likely to be startled than those who had been planning it for months and observing it for five days, she said. She was involved in a romantic relationship with Zimbardo, the experiment's principal investigator, and not working for him as a graduate student or colleague. His experiment has been criticized by some social scientists, as was the obedience experiment of his high school classmate Stanley Milgram, for its treatment of human research subjects. www.stanford.edu /dept/news/relaged/970108prisonexp.html   (2586 words)

 [No title] In the scientific method, an experiment is a set of actions and observations, performed to verify or falsify a hypothesis or identify a causal relationship between phenomena. As a result of these considerations, experimental design in the "hard" sciences tends to focus on the elimination of exteraneous effects (type of flour, impurities in the water); while experimental design in the "soft" sciences focuses more on the problems of external validity, often through the use of statistical methods. It is clearly impratical, when trying to prove the hypotehsis "suns are collapsed clouds of hydrogen", to start out with a giant cloud of hydrogen, and then perform the experiment of waiting a few billion years for it to form a sun. www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/e/ex/experiment.html   (1621 words)

 Jacket 20 - Kate Price: Experiment magazine, 1928-31 The theme of death pervades the second number of Experiment, while resurrection creeps into the third number, indicating the effect of autumn and spring on the writers and serving as a reminder of the immediacy with which the magazine was assembled. The Experiment kaleidoscope operated on a formal as well as a thematic level, enabling the contributors’ test of the modus vivendi supplied by science, and their investigation of literary tropes and techniques, to operate simultaneously. Experiment contributed thirty-two pages of material to a special issue of transition in June 1930, and in Spring the following year the magazine was relaunched as The New Experiment, distributed by William Heinemann, with a new cover design and a price increase from one and six to two shillings. jacketmagazine.com /20/price-expe.html   (6177 words)

 The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment — Infoplease.com The data for the experiment was to be collected from autopsies of the men, and they were thus deliberately left to degenerate under the ravages of tertiary syphilis—which can include tumors, heart disease, paralysis, blindness, insanity, and death. The true nature of the experiment had to be kept from the subjects to ensure their cooperation. By the end of the experiment, 28 of the men had died directly of syphilis, 100 were dead of related complications, 40 of their wives had been infected, and 19 of their children had been born with congenital syphilis. www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0762136.html   (1337 words)

 The Milgram Experiment: A Lesson in Depravity The most amazing thing to note from this follow-up experiment is that 32% of the subjects in the proximity-touch condition held the hand of the learner on the shock plate while administering shocks in excess of 400 volts! Further experiments showed that teachers were less obedient when the experimenter communicated with them via the telephone versus in person, and males were just as likely to be obedient as females, although females tended to be more nervous. The experiments spanned a 25-year period from 1961 to 1985 and have been repeated in Australia, South Africa and in several European countries. www.new-life.net /milgram.htm   (728 words)

 The Miller/Urey Experiment   (Site not responding. Last check: ) Perhaps most importantly, Miller's experiment showed that organic compounds such as amino acids, which are essential to cellular life, could be made easily under the conditions that scientists believed to be present on the early earth. Adenine is of tremendous biological significance as an organic compound because it is one of the four bases in RNA and DNA. Experiments conducted later showed that the other RNA and DNA bases could be obtained through simulated prebiotic chemistry with a reducing atmosphere. www.chem.duke.edu /~jds/cruise_chem/Exobiology/miller.html   (634 words)

 Milgram Obedience experiment authority study 1974 The co-subject was actually an actor who, in posing as a subject to the experiment, subsequently claimed that his slip said "learner" such that the unknowing subject was inevitably led to believe that his role as "teacher" had been chosen randomly. The experiment was conducted in a scenario where the "learner" was in another room but the "teacher" was made aware of the "actor-learner's" discomfort by poundings on the wall. Where the experiment was conducted in a nondescript office building rather than within the walls of a prestigiously ornate hall on Yale's old campus the percentage of subjects who were prepared to administer the maximum voltage dropped to 47.5%. www.age-of-the-sage.org /psychology/milgram_obedience_experiment.html   (1010 words)

 Chapter 567 — Experiment Stations The Astor experiment station shall be under the control and management of the State Board of Higher Education as a branch of Oregon State University. The director of the Oregon experiment stations may conduct in Umatilla County crop rotation experimental and demonstration work for the purpose of establishing a profitable cropping system that will reduce the summer fallow acreage, decrease the present size of the farm unit necessary to make a living and stabilize land values. The director of the Oregon agricultural experiment station may cooperate in the special work of the Harney County station with any federal, state or county government or individual and may, for that purpose, enter into necessary agreements with any department, division, branch, bureau or office thereof, or with individuals. www.leg.state.or.us /ors/567.html   (2271 words)

 Million Dollar Experiment The goal of this experiment is to attempt to use the power of intention to manifest \$1 million for each person who chooses to participate. This experiment is based on the intention-manifestation model of reality, where the goal is to generate \$1 million of additional wealth for each person who chooses to participate. Any new announcements for the Million Dollar Experiment will be posted to the blog, which has an RSS feed you can subscribe to. www.stevepavlina.com /million-dollar-experiment.htm   (1350 words)

 Philadelphia Experiment Allegedly, in the fall of 1943 a U.S. Navy destroyer was made invisible and teleported from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Norfolk, Virginia, in an incident known as the Philadelphia Experiment. The Philadelphia Experiment has also been called "Project Rainbow." A comprehensive search of the Archives has failed to identify records of a Project Rainbow relating to teleportation or making a ship disappear. It could be said that degaussing, correctly done, makes a ship "invisible" to the sensors of magnetic mines, but the ship remains visible to the human eye, radar, and underwater listening devices. www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq21-1.htm   (931 words)

 The Pitch Drop Experiment The experiment demonstrates the fluidity and high viscosity of pitch, a derivative of tar once used for waterproofing boats. The experiment was set up as a demonstration and is not kept under special environmental conditions (it is actually kept in a display cabinet in the foyer of the Department), so the rate of flow of the pitch varies with seasonal changes in temperature. Video clip showing what pitch is like at room temperature and what happens when you hit it with a hammer. www.physics.uq.edu.au /pitchdrop/pitchdrop.shtml   (390 words)

 Summer Abroad Programs for High School Students - The Experiment in International Living These groundbreaking summer abroad programs help students develop a profound understanding of a different culture, language, and world view, as well as the capacity to see their own lives and country in a much broader perspective. For three to five weeks, Experimenters focus on themes such as community service, language study, travel, ecology, the arts, sustainable development and fair trade, cooking, photography, theater, or outdoor adventure as they enjoy daily life with their host families and participate in activities with their group. Whatever their destination and focus, all Experiment summer abroad programs engage students in a profoundly moving educational journey of cultural exploration and discovery. www.usexperiment.org   (225 words)

 Experiment e.V. - Home Experiment e.V. ist eine gemeinnützige Organisation, die sich Experiment e.V. ist eine internationale gemeinnützige Austauschorganisation, deren Programme von Schüleraustausch und Gastfamilienaufenthalten bis hin zu sozialen und ökologischen Freiwilligendiensten im Ausland reichen. Experiment e.V. ist Mitglied der AJA, dem "Arbeitskreis gemeinnütziger Jugendaustauschorganisationen". www.experiment-ev.de   (469 words)

 The \$39 Experiment: Asking Random Companies for Free Stuff The envelopes cost \$6 or \$7, because I splurged and used the fancy, self-adhesive kind, to avoid gluing my tongue to the inside of my mouth (as would have happened if I had licked 100 of the cheap kind of envelopes). The original \$39 Experiment "Free Stuff" Charity Auction was cancelled prematurely by eBay because the listing wasn't in compliance with their "charity policy". Note that this is the same auction for the same bunch of free stuff, except that I am now using eBay's "MissionFish" charity service (as required by eBay), and I have been required to select from one of the available charities. www.the39dollarexperiment.com   (6986 words)

 Experiment, Das (2001) The movie is based on the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted in 1971. Continuity: On the film poster Tarek is wearing number 82, but in the film he is number 77. Movie about an experiment gone all out of hand, with 20 men posing to be guards and prisoners for a period of 2 weeks. www.imdb.com /title/tt0250258   (471 words)

 experiment: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati It's been a month since Radiohead tried their bold experiment whereby punters were allowed to download their new album for whatever price they chose (or free). Posted in: Other + Drugs From the Washington Post: In mice, an investigational agent called VN/14-1 proved effective in treating human prostate cancer, say researchers at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Blog posts tagged experiment per day for the past 30 days. www.technorati.com /tag/experiment   (471 words)

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