What is Curiousity: Definition and 15 Discussions

Curiosity (from Latin cūriōsitās, from cūriōsus "careful, diligent, curious", akin to cura "care") is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in humans and other animals. Curiosity is heavily associated with all aspects of human development, in which derives the process of learning and desire to acquire knowledge and skill.The term curiosity can also be used to denote the behavior or emotion of being curious, in regard to the desire to gain knowledge or information. Curiosity as a behavior and emotion is attributed over millennia as the driving force behind not only human development, but developments in science, language, and industry.

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  1. Florian Geyer

    Other A question about strange claims in some textbooks

    Hello respected member To those who reached by this message, I hope it finds you all well. When I was wandering and skimming some textbooks -as I usually do to get some insight and plan my future studying- I came across a textbook which made some very strange claims, its called the physics of...
  2. IamVector

    Exploring the Nature of Light and Relativity in Space Travel

    so I was recently studying some ray optics and then suddenly a weird question came across my mind I just don't know if it's the correct thread to ask but let's continue anyway So the question is : suppose there is a spaceship traveling at light speed and someone fire a laser inside it what...
  3. T

    Complete Motion of a ball in a Stable Equilibrium

    Hello Everybody! My name is TanX and I got a figure in my mind while studting concepts related to Vertical Circular Motion. I tried finding a solution to it (i.e) I tried finding the condition for movement of the particle in the figure that had come in my mind... Homework Statement So here is...
  4. pixelperfect

    Exploring the Unknown: A Community of Curious Minds

    Hello, I'm new here and am hoping to give and receive as much information, such as facts, ideas, theories, suggestions. I love those questions that just make you really think. I look forward to exploring the unknown world with everyone here!
  5. rmoh13

    Is this a possible idea for an antimatter rocket engine?

    Antimatter can be contained in magnetic fields; what if we could somehow "propel" that magnetic field by using a magnetic nozzle when the small antimatter-matter reactions/annihilation occurs which produces thrust? This seems like a really stupid idea, but can you tell me some limitations about...
  6. S

    Hi My name is Mike (no schooling but a passion for physics)

    Hi, with bullying in school from teachers and pupils and then problems at home there was little time for learning... but as times settled down and chaos became calmer chaos :) questions were asked and answers became a mission or should I say an itch that I don't know how to scratch... I was...
  7. Aristotle

    What is the relationship between instantaneous and average angular velocity?

    Can somebody explain to me the reason why? Thanks!
  8. H

    Curiousity question into what events might have led to calgary floodin

    RE-POST If you live in Calgary please play close attention to this. Today there was major flooding both here in Calgary and the Philippines. This is a video you need to Watch if you live in Calgary Alberta Canada And there is a Earthquake watch right now for both areas today in the world.These...
  9. T

    A question out of curiousity in regards to different school boards

    Okay , so I was just with a friend of mine who is doing A Levels , and he just finished his Grade 11 (AS). When i looked at his exam papers and his curriculum , it had SOOOOOOO much stuff that they haven't taught us yet in Toronto. Moreover , he has 1 more year remaining , while schools in...
  10. icystrike

    Can we ever construct a perfect circle? (Curiousity)

    Homework Statement As stated abv. Since \pi can only be established by infinite sum and according to zeno's paradox we can never break a finite length into infinite pieces (loosely speaking)
  11. icystrike

    Fibonacci Numbers - out of curiousity

    This are some fibonacci numbers: 0,1,1,2,3,5,... Such that http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/0/c/e/0cebc512d9a3ac497eda6f10203f792e.png with seed values http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/9/e/4/9e47cfc063b09aeee2c39ad594759dd8.png and...
  12. A

    Electricity Output of Gen 2 & Gen 3+ Reactors

    Of the typical generation 2 reactor in service today, in percentage terms how much of the energy produced by the reactor is turned into electricity? What about new Generation 3+ reactors (such as the AP 1000)? Thanks.
  13. S

    Questions About University, Biochemistry & Genetics

    Hello! I'm new here, so if these questions have already been answered, feel free to redirect me! I'm going into grade 12 of high school in Canada, my final year and then I plan to head off to university. I plan on living with my parents while attending there (they are willing to move and...
  14. N

    Magnetic and Electric Field Curiousity

    Now I preface this by saying that I am still very far from having any true appreciable amount of knowledge on the subject of electromagnetism, only about 2 semesters worth. I have been trying to actively learn a lot on my lonesome and this is something I felt worth asking. I did not want to...
  15. T

    What Determines Hair Color and Why Do Black People Have Different Hair Styles?

    Hair color -- Curiousity i have just learned from my biology class that Sulfur plays an important role hair structure, but I am still looking for (an) answers to what makes people's hair colors different. By the way, can you tell me as to why black people have different hair style - so black...