Topic: Rhetoric and Science

That’s-a-spicy-meatball! The effects of capsaicin on blood pressure and other processes in the human body

Aaron Chambers

Human beings have always eaten a diverse cornucopia of foods. Among many types of foods, spicy food reigns supreme as the bringer of tears and a burning sensation in the mouth.

Critics of America’s Engineers Form Bashing Squad Following Katrina

Andrew Robertson

It doesn’t take much to blame a disaster like Hurricane Katrina on an act of God or on uncontrollable circumstances. Be reminded that nature, in all its beauty, has the power to destroy anything humans build. When the hurricane hit the Gulf coast on August 25, 2005, the levees separating Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans collapsed. With many homes and businesses submerged in the torrent of water, the people within the city fought to survive. Even before the water level returned to normal, people reacted with frustrations toward the government, relief organizations, and engineers. People wanted to know what went wrong and who they should blame.

The Evolution of the Format for Physics of Thin Films

Chris Brown

It is crucial that a scholarly journal develop over time to adapt to the advancing needs and demands of its readers. Every change, though not always drastic, should be an attempt to improve the quality of information provided and expand on research already published. Physics of Thin Films is a highly technical journal that publishes in-depth research in the field of physics, and as with most technical journals, it has experienced many alterations from its original volume in 1963. The overall objective behind the changes in the articles is to provide a clearer and more effective layout, thus giving the audience a better understanding of the information provided.