By: Raleigh Stout
The Greek word for fire aptly describes the source of rocks that come from molten magma and lava. Environmental conditions above ground, near the surface, and deep below ground dictate how much time is required for heat to dissipate from this plasma-like, burning liquid. As...
By: Jimmy Ettele
Take a moment if you will and page back in the Rolodex of your mind to the cinematic experience known as 'Waterworld'. In a post-apocalyptic future, we found the world almost completely under water, a veritable waterworld, if you will. The token villains with cigarettes...
By: Vertner Vergon
THE SCIENTIFIC PROJECTA short storyThere she was sailing on a calm beautiful Pacific Ocean, her graceful three hundred and fifty foot snow white hull contrasting with the blue of the ocean and sky. She was known as The Sea Explorer, a ship devoted to the...
By: David Cowley
Apply around 58,000 atmospheres of pressure to pure carbon and then heat to about 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit and you will have a diamond. For millions of years microscopic plants and animals lived and died in the ancient oceans and after time these bodies...
By: Kenneth Nwabufo-Ene
Black shale may provide unfathomed mineral wealthIntroductionIt may appear paradoxical, and surprising that many professionals engaged in mineral development do not appreciate the great potential of Black Shale with respect to hosting very valuable mineral resources. In some cases, this may be due to the...
By: Lance W. Christiansen D.O.
The planet earth was formed long, long ago as our solar system condensed from an interstellar gas cloud. The condensing gas molecules, as they became closer together, developed a gravitational force and the inward motion, towards the center of the mass along with "force" from...
By: Kubla Khan
The most damaging and immediate effects of fossil fuels could have been witnessed a couple hundred years ago in London, England. Smog, that dirty combination of fog and smoke from burning coal, caused untold numbers of Londonites to experience much shorter lives due to respiratory...
By: Alex Kleinschmidt
Since before the dawn of the internal combustion engine, humans have been exploiting fossil fuels to power their cars, their weed whackers, their lives. For ages this was viewed as an engineering marvel without any true repercussions. Sure, there was pollution produced by it and...
By: Thor
The Painted Desert of Arizona is a crescent shape arc starting from a bit north of Cameron. It then curves southeast beyond the Petrified Forest, with the Puerco and Little Colorado rivers bounding it in the west and south edges. To the northeast, it rises...
By: Tezzasul
An important moment in historyThe following article are my captured thoughts while traveling through Laos in Autumn 2006Cruising in a slow boat down a timeless Mekong River, one of the great rivers of this world can be a relaxing and thought provoking experience, perhaps the...

 

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