The mythology of natural disasters
By: Rya Joshi
From the very beginning of human existence, man has been in search of answers for the riddles that natural disasters had put before him. He was baffled by the monstrous forces of nature that created unexplainable natural disasters and unbearable losses. Great legendary tales and...
By: William Logan
Early research on the "greenhouse effect" started in the late 19th century with work by Joseph Fourier. The further study and subsequent understanding and description of the process has enabled scientists to understand our current climactic warming trend, and hopefully, provide enough advance notice...
What lessons can we learn from the river?
By: T Darrin Oakes
What old man river taught me. I grew up near rivers of all sizes. I visited them year round. What I am about to say here may sound strange to many of you, but bear with me here. At first it was all the usual...
By: Janet Grischy
The Mountain Pass Mine, in the Mohave Desert, was discovered by accident. Two prospectors were looking for uranium when their borrowed Geiger counter reacted at an outcrop. They sent a sample to be assayed by The United States Geological Survey, but it was worthless. Instead...
By: Maria C Collins
Scientists do not really know what weather extremes future generation may face. They can make educated guesses based on computer models and what they already know about past weather patterns. What everyone knows is that unless The World does something about the global warming that...
What are katabatic winds?
By: Keith Redfern
Katabatic wind describes the movement of cool air down a hillside into a valley or depression. It is one of several mountain or valley winds which are caused by a difference in ground level atmospheric temperature and density.The phenomenon is most frequent during the...
How the Grand Canyon was formed
By: Hai Shunxi
Of all the beauty of North America, there is one place that consistently turns up on lists of the "seven natural wonders of the world." That's the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, the enormous gorge that knifes across northern Arizona. This geographic feature...
By: Richard Serra
This is a very popular fuel for many reasons. It burns much cleaner, as well as much hotter, and bright by comparison to oil. Oil on the other hand burns dirty, and leaves a buildup of soot in the chimney, as well as clog...
How to change sea water into drinking water
By: Morgan Carlson
Sea water can be converted into fresh, drinkable water by removing the salt and other minerals through desalination, which is a process that separates the salt from the water. The separation of salt can be done by four methods, filtering, freezing, boiling, and vacuum evaporation...
By: Wendy R.
Anemometers are devices used to measure wind speed. Anemometers which are used at weather stations., were thought to come into existence around the year 1450.There are two major classes of anemometers; one which measures the winds velocity, the other which measures wind pressure. However...

 

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