## The SMART New Thermostat

SMART: (Simple Manageable Adaptive Residencial Thermostat)  SECTION 1. ABSTRACT This paper presents an invention related to programmable adaptive thermostat which provides effective energy conservation on air conditioner and heater. The price of residential electricity is soaring.   Electric bills have skyrocketed in the last several years.  US Department of Energy indicated that the price of one kilowatt-hour of electricity (in nominal dollars) has increased about five times from $0.08/kWh in 1996 to$0.39/kWh in 2034.  Southern California Edison announced […]

## Introducing...

Everyday discoveries are reported through journals. Journals are a great way to stay up to date on any topic - health, business, entertainment, science... Join our Journal Club to read, learn and, discuss current topics in STEM. Journal Club: How it works Each group chooses an article to read for the week or two weeks. Each member will be responsible for writing about what they read (questions, comments, etc.) on NHSJS's Forum. Reply to each […]

## The Effects of Acid Rain on the Visible Light Absorption of Stained Glass

Abstract: The effect of acid rain on stained glass windows is felt by many churches and other historic buildings worldwide, especially in Europe. As a result, the relationship between the traditionally dark interiors of these European churches and the acid rain that corrodes the stained glass was studied. Specifically, the effects of specific pHs of acid rain on the visible light absorption of stained glass over time were examined. In order to study this topic, […]

## An Analysis of Spatial Changes Due to Special Relativity

Abstract: This thought experiment addresses loss of volume that occurs when a three-dimensional object is contracted due to relativistic processes. Specifically we investigate the dependence of contraction due to orientation relative to direction of motion. Length contraction states that relative constant velocity will lead to a shortened distance in the direction of motion, when viewed from a separate inertial reference frame. When applied to two dimensional shapes, this results in a reduced area. The problem […]

## The Charge for the Future

Man’s eternal struggle to harness energy could take a step forward in the next decade through the use of tiny charged particles of matter: ions. Ions, which are composed of atoms or molecules that have lost or gained electrons, prove to be a promising source of energy in multiple fields of chemical engineering and material science. The secret to harnessing the power stored in ionic charges is to separate ions so electrons can flow freely, […]