What are green diamonds and what is their origin
By: Judith Willson
Diamonds are formed from carbon under great heat and pressure. Normally they have no colour but they can take on different hues under certain circumstances. This is rare, and coloured diamonds are so far more valuable than standard ones. Green diamonds are the rarest colour...
By: Kraig Mcfadden
THE ROCK CYCLE The rock cycle is a process that is constantly going on on Earth. It is something that has been happening since the creation of the planet and is something that will continue to happen forever. Without the rock cycle, there might be...
How are rare earth metals used?
By: Samuel Lamphier
Rare earth metals are an essential part of our daily lives. They are present in more application than we realize, some of these include cell phones, all computer or electronic devices, ovens, cars and fuel additives to name a few. This article will focus on...
By: Terrence Aym
According to two research scientists the mystery of vanished ships and airplanes in the region dubbed "The Bermuda Triangle" has been solved.Step aside outer space aliens, time anomalies, submerged giant Atlantean pyramids and bizarre meteorological phenomena ... the "Triangle" simply suffers from an acute case...
By: Slawomir Puk
A gold plated mascot, a royal crown, ingots stacked in the vaults of a bank – wherever it crops up, gold symbolizes wealth and power because of the huge efforts required to find it and extract it from the earth. Gold is one of the...
By: Shelly Barclay
Roughly 74,000 years ago, a super volcano erupted in Sumatra. This super volcano is known as Mount Toba. The eruption was on a scale that modern man can scarcely imagine. Volcanic ash was spread all over southern Asia. The ash and gasses that were...
An overview on hydraulic fracturing
By: Judith Willson
Hydraulic fracturing, put very simply, is the breaking of rocks with fluids. Cracks are made or natural ones increased in solid rock to facilitate access to oil, gas, and water. Hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracing, and popularly ‘fracking’) has been a widely...
By: Ramona Taylor
Based on radiometric dating of meteorites and lunar samples, our planet Earth is an estimated 4.6 billion years old; however as the big blue marble rounds the great yellow ball, scientists are always trying to find ways to predict how much longer the earth...
By: Perry McCarney
Hydraulic fracturing is a technique used to propagate cracks through geologic stratas in clay and rock formations underground. It is primarily used in oil and gas extraction industries but has uses in several other human endeavors such as mining and increasing bore water yields for...
How deserts develop and change
By: Jesse Vorton
Most of the world's deserts are situated in between the latitudes of 15° and 35° on each side of our Earth's equator respectively. These zones are characterized by substantial atmospheric pressure which is those areas where cool air falls and becomes warmer. These zones characterized...

 

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