How to make quicksand
By: Gary Jakacky
I can tell you how to make quicksand, but don't be too quick about it. After you make it I'll show you some experiments ya can do to understand quicksand better. First, what IS quicksand? Sand which is 'merely wet', even saturated from rainfall or...
Manned Voyage to Mars
By: Mac Pike
Although the concept is now a foreign one; anyone who grew up reading Robert Heinlein wonders why we have not already colonized Mars, and why we are not bickering with these colonies over independence on their 30th anniversary. The truth is that the cold war...
Can science save the planet?
By: Cody Keeble
Science is the process of answering questions with knowledge and logic. If we can work together to find answers for all of our problems then science could save the planet. In our society the biggest threat to the planet is Global Warming. The only way...
Natural disasters and their root cause
By: Leandra Sebastien
Up until the middle of the eighteenth century, western civilization regarded hazards as 'acts of God' in the strict biblical sense, as punishment for people sins. As noted by Bryant (2005), 'natural hazards afflict all corners of the Earth; often unexpected, seemingly unavoidable and...
How biochar may help save our planet
By: Tami Port MS
We now have the technology to turn global waste into a multifunctional band-aid for the planet; in effect, turning garbage into gold. Biochar is a new, very porous type of charcoal created by heating organic wastes to high temperatures. The type of waste used to...
Identifying the countries of Europe
By: Keith Redfern
Europe stretches west-east from the Atlantic Ocean to the Ural Mountains in central Russia, and north-south from the Arctic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. Although one of the smaller continents of the world, it contains a large number of countries, many of which are well...
Manned Mars Mission is not too Dangerous
By: Cameron Foster
This same question was asked about the Apollo missions and while there were setbacks, none of the lunar missions experienced any fatalities. Of course space travel is dangerous, and we have learned much since the Apollo days (1969-1972). For instance, we know that extended time...
Why people explore
By: Anthony Megna
Exploration and risk-taking go hand-in-hand. Man has been in the exploration game since he wanted to know what was over the next hill. It is man's nature to know. To make life better, to find the so-called low-hanging fruit. Let's break this down a bit...
By: Blane Miller
It's hard to live in modern times and still be able to honestly say that you respect the earth, as individuals. Most of the earths humans rely on oil for energy, use non-biodegradle materials in their daily travels, take advantage of technology that is believed...
By: Rebecca Mayglothling
Wildfires are mother-nature's cleaners. They blaze through forests, clearing trees and underbrush naturally. Unfortunately, because they rage out of control, they also clear houses and endanger humans. Researchers have attempted to discover the facts behind wildfires, including what they are, how they start, and...

 

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