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    Hello all!

    I'm currently working on a project that can be summed up quite simply with the following statement:

    The unification of the worlds sciences, for the practicle application of the average person.

    Thus I'm looking for theories and laws that can be applied outside of a laboratory.
    I will also accept any theory or law that helps dispell common misunderstandings in the universe, or just over helps others to understand the world around them

    Any help or direction would be much appreciated.


    Thank you for your time.


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    You might want to take a look at the Doppler Effect. It's a very simple idea to explain and understand, and lets people understand why for example, a police siren sounds different when it comes towards you and races apst you. The doppler effect is also used to explain why things apparantly seem to change colour slightly as you travel towards or away from an object.



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    North Star - ALL scientific knowledge can be applied outside of a laboratory. That's where scientific knowledge comes from, after all - the lab is just where some of us analyze the data we gathered from the world and make sense of it.

    It is my opinion that a greater understanding of the world around you in general will help any person appreciate it and live in it a little better.
    Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
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    Ah, my fault. I said the wrong thing. Perhaps I shouldn't write when half asleep.

    I have many theories and laws (actually a lot less than I thought I would when I started).

    I'll re-word it:

    Knowing the formula for speed and force can be applicable in many ways.
    A fighter (MMA, boxer, etc) could take these two, and realize strength is not the cause of how effective his punches are.

    It is also useful to know things such as sodium acetate can make water look like it froze from touch, or copper oxide will change a flame green, which would help prevent an otherwise unknowing person fall prey to an unscrupulous individual.

    Theories such as relativity are also covered, if anything to dispell many of the common misunderstanding that abound from them.

    On the other hand, it is very hard for the average person to utilize any part of the G-Zero experiment.

    The Doppler Effect is a wonderful product of science, and will be included.

    I appreciate all the suggestions so far.

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    I do agree that any understanding does help you appreciate the world around you, what I'm looking for is more application. I'm, sitting here with theories and laws, yet very little to put in the book to show practical application, or anything to increase their understanding.
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    In that case, my personal suggestion would be to look into human behavioral ecology. Is it a practical application to understand why people do the things they do?
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    Search online for the Hydraulic jack. Thats another simple one to understand that is an application.

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    How about analysing technology? Computer processors, MRI scanners, etc, etc. GPS satelites need to be calibrated by the exact degree predicted by relativity for instance...
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    Thanks for the tips.
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