Science And Technology

TaleTown.Org multimedia English short stories on science and technology exploring what happens when, sci fi & retold tales on how stuff works

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 13

    BarrelRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 13

    What could Marjina do to save Alibaba's household?

    Throw boiling water on hidden bandits? Burn barrels?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 14

    Advanced third degree burnsRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 14

    Hosh explains degrees of burns to prove why pouring boiling water on all robbers together won’t kill them?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 15

    first night's camp fireRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 15

    Super-heated oil, water or sand were deadly thermal weapons in ancient warfare.

    Could Marjina use these?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 16

    Datura stramonium, early evening NNI

    Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 16

    Marjina brews a deadly cocktail for her guests using oil & weeds.

    Hosh reveals why she chose to use these...

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 17

    Jolly Roger Pirate Grunge FlagRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba and 40 Thieves 17

    Marjina executes her daring plan.

    Hosh explains how burns can kill or affect health and how to treat them.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 23

    Think FirstIt is our brain that translates words to create meaningful images.

    To do this, it needs to know both language as well as the context.

    Comprehension created from words will be wrong, if their translation or context is wrong.

  • Assassin

    AssassinHer casual attire hugged her smooth and elegant body as she peered through the cross hairs and concentrated.

    She attached the silencer and adjusted the aim to account for the divergence caused by the silencer.

  • Chhaach - Traditional Buttermilk

    Lassi Man...Isha teaches Hosh how to make Chhaach - Traditional Buttermilk, using a simple recipe.

    Cooking story with tips on why cream sours, and how Chhaas is different from buttermilk, commercial buttermilk & cultured buttermilk.

  • Cold Steel - Crucified

    Dreadnought_irgendwie_esoterisch-001Science Fiction...

    An elite commando is captured behind enemy lines before he can steal Dark Energy and crucified.

    Torture using cold steel and interrogation follow

  • Cold Steel - Escape

    CNV-301 Earth OrbitThrilling science fiction...

    I started dictating my communications for Mission Control.

    I had survived Cold Steel and escaped. I was headed home in one piece, with my prize.

  • Cold Steel - Unsprung

    Chamber- The fire withinThrilling science fiction...

    Captured elite commando unsprung from Cold Steel. Dark Energy vials stolen.

    Biological weapons activated to destroy secret high security Intergalactic Lab.

  • Global Water Crisis?

    Sunset from Kure AtollOver a billion people in our world don't have access to fresh drinkable water.

    Little Josh discusses global water crisis and solutions like funding, cutting water usage, reducing leakages, desalination, nanotechnology & sustainability etc.

  • Helen Keller Listened

    Helen Keller in India“Only after an infant learns to identify words, can words start to have meanings.”

    “This little girl was therefore doomed to a life of loneliness, silence and darkness."

    "She could see nothing, hear nothing, and couldn’t say much.”

  • How Eggs Fertilize?

    Avian cloaca.jpg "Avian cloaca" by Jared Yelton, original uploader was Redtailed at en.wikipedia -  Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons."Really?" Josh was discovering a whole new world, "Do birds have no dicks at all?"

    "Some birds have them," answered Rosh, "and they use them too. Males of ostriches, cassowaries, kiwi, geese, and some species of swans and ducks, do not use cloaca for reproduction. They have a phallus."

  • How Eggs Form?

    Mr and Mrs"Pa, we could have our own chooks if we didn't eat these eggs," said Josh.

    "Well, actually we can't," said Rosh, "because these eggs we buy from the supermarket are not fertilized. Chooks can hatch only from fertilized eggs."

  • How Eggs Hatch?

    POP"Why are some eggs white, Pa", Josh asked, "while others are colored?"

    "The hen's breed determines the colour of its eggshell," Rosh answered, "Hens with white feathers and ear lobes are said to lay white eggs, while hens with red feathers and ear lobes said to lay brown eggs."

  • How To Create Music?

    ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♪♪ ♫"Ethereal music flows from a blooming personality. It is the sound of Life, of Being."

    "But we live in a world that values Becoming over Being. If you must create, create that inner silence that metamorphoses naturally into music. Create that deserving conduit, through which the Anaahat can express its Naad."

  • Just Feel The Beat

    Sangre Flamenca"I know what music is. It is the rhythm in everything alive. Whether it flows through a didgeridoo or a flute, sounds from dead hollows in wood can make a moribund heart come alive."

    "Knowing comes from the head. But knowing about music can't create music. Music comes from the heart. When it is felt by the heart. Feeling is enough."

  • Perils Of Teen Bodybuilding

    2009 NPC Novice Michigan Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships"The US National Institute on Drug Abuse says that ultimately you get small balls because your body is so worried about making muscles, it forgets about your nuts."

    "So you get these huge muscles, but a TINY little package. Which will probably make the girls just laugh at you instead of being impressed."

  • Raising The Dead

    Raise the dead !The formula for raising the dead, Mrit Sanjivni Mantra, was known to Shukracharya, guru of the Asuras.

    Hindu mythology story of Kach’s resurrections for Devyani