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The Science of Jumping

For athletes participating in many sports, the ability to jump higher could be the difference between getting a lot of playing time and sitting the bench. Jumping, from a physics standpoint, is more complex than these athletes realize. The action combines energy, inertia, mass, and momentum, with physiological and biomechanical factors. Understanding the science that …

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Scientist Bio: Marie Tharp: Getting to the Bottom of Things

Before geologist and oceanographer, Marie Tharp, proved them wrong, most scientists believed the ocean’s floor was a smooth, flat, unimpressive expanse. But in 1952, Tharp, a brilliant geologist who had been relocated to a cramped basement office in New York City, because of the superstition that women bring bad luck at sea, she was not …

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May 2018 Transparency Report

This month marked the end of the school year for my private students, and thus a reduction of income for Insanitek and myself. The next two months will be financially tight, but nothing we can’t handle for day-to-day business. This Month In Review Two students (M.D. and J.R.B.) finished up their first year of public …

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Your Sci Business and Self-Esteem

Self-esteem can take a massive hit when there is a setback in business. If there’s one question we get from our clients all the time at Insanitek, it’s “What am I doing wrong?!” This comes after a minor failure such as a machine failing to a massive set back like not growing at the pace they …

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To Spend or Save on Lab Gear?

One of the biggest questions we’ve faced at Insanitek this year is the question of when to save money and when to spend money on lab gear. Do we try to fix it ourselves, call in the professionals, scrap the machine and buy a new one? If this is your first visit to Insanitek, you …

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Creative ways to teach finance

You all should be used to the fact that at Insanitek we do things a bit differently with our students; teaching finance is no different. After all, this is a hands on training facility, not a school, so we have a lot of flexibility to work with personality over tests. Thus, we have a bit …

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Chemistry and Coca-Cola

The most guarded trade secret in American business is, undoubtedly, the formula for Coca-Cola. Created by pharmacist and amateur chemist John Pemberton in 1886, the recipe has been a closely guarded secret ever since. But chemistry created the formula, so can’t chemistry uncover it? It should be possible, through the use of analytical chemistry, to …

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