By: Elizabeth M Young
For people who live in flood prone areas, the event of having "too much rain" is not difficult to define. Ironically, the same can apply to areas that have suffered from lengthy and devastating droughts. In the course the affairs of living things, there is...
By: Elizabeth M Young
All metamorphic rock begins in hot, molten magma. All metamorphic rock IS igneous rock. Igneous intrusive rock is rock that has taken a long time to cool and harden without exposure to the atmosphere. Normal igneous intrusive rock has larger crystal growth, with crystals usually...
Difference between snow and sleet
By: J. Alan Beck
Although snow versus sleet seems a straightforward topic at first, it becomes interestingly detailed upon examination. It's useful to begin with a couple of basic similarities, followed by key differences: Both snow and sleet are types of precipitation; products of the condensation of atmospheric water...
How to harness solar energy
By: Anthony Megna
There is an exciting new technology for the harnessing of solar energy in the works. It's called nano flakes and it was discovered by Dr. Martin Aagesen who is a researcher at the University of Copenhagen. Nano flakes can increase the harnessing power of solar...
The differences between igneous rock and metamorphic rock
By: LW
There are 3 main types of rock, which are igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic Igneous rock: Igneous rocks are crystalline solids which form directly from the cooling of magma (melted rock), this can take place either underground or above ground. It is formed below ground when...
By: Maria C Collins
When you live in an urban area you can never get away from noise. Traffic, radios, televisions, sirens from emergency vehicles, the noise of other people around just living, all add to the cacophony of sound that pollutes people's lives. It may be a little...
Has man's exploration of space affected Earth's weather?
By: Roryanne O'Rourke
Space exploration has affected the earth's climate and environment. However, exploring space has only affected it positively. Given the popularity of the recent blockbuster movie, "2012", that portrayed Nostradamus's prediction of the end of the world coming true, many people wonder just how and when...
Learning about the natural world of a pond
By: Norman A. Rubin
Both my wife Tala and I joined with the local Nature Club to a trek to the nearest pond near our community where we learned of pond life. There the guide of our group told us that a small, still pond may look like a...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Rare earth metals are actually not that rare. They are just more difficult to extract, or are found in problematic locations and concentrations in the earth's crust. These metals are in the Lathinide group on the periodic table of elements, with Scandium and Yttrium added...
By: Richard Serra
Who among us outside of those who run governments throughout the world, are in a position to present facts about petroleum reserves without actually being involved in the politics that create the questions we all have when it comes to understanding why we are...

 

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