The future of crude oil and alternative energy
By: Dorienne Willis
I am baffled by the fact that it has been almost a month since the (latest) Gulf oil disaster, and we have yet to make any significant progress toward stemming the leak. Not only that, but scientists have now confirmed that the leak is significantly...
The life cycle of a hurricane
By: Lea Miller
The meteorologist appears on your local news station with a concerned look on his face. “We are closely monitoring this area of low pressure for development, and will keep you informed as conditions change,” he says. Each year millions of people living in...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Of course rocks are everywhere and they come in many forms, from the glassy beauty of volcanic glass or obsidian, to the metallic glint of the metallic rocks, to the magical nature of crystals. Rocks have two major natures: They are crystals, minerals or combinations...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The rare earth metals or elements are shown in a special segment of the periodic table labeled as lanthanoids or lanthanides. They include Lanthanum, Cerium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Promethium, Samarium,Europium, Gadolinium,Terbium, Dysprosium, Holmium, Erbium, Thulium, Ytterbium, and Lutetium. From camera lenses to hybric car...
By: Elizabeth M Young
In general, hydrostatic valves relieve or manage pool water pressure, manage drainage of cerebrospinal fluid, and are used on oceanic oil rigs to manage the vast pressures that involve pumping volatile oil under conditions of high pressure great atmospheric depth. The science of hydrostatics concerns...
By: Marisol Dayton
With hurricane season beginning on June 1, predictions are being released by several top meteorologists and universities. The hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, though early or late storms are not unusual. The busiest time for hurricane development is August when weather...
How the oil spill may affect hurricane season 2010
By: Leigh Goessl
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports they expect an "active to extremely active" hurricane season in 2010 in the Atlantic region. With the already problematic issues resulting from the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April, there have been many concerns and questions...
What is a blowout preventer?
By: Philp Babitsky
A blowout preventer valve (BOP) is a safety valve that is mounted on top of the surface wellhead that is being bored for oil or natural gas. The valve is usualy closed to prevent the pressurised underground fluids from flowing into the bore and destroying...
Global repolarization: Sorting science from superstition
By: Rex Trulove
It is sometimes difficult to sort science fact from superstition, especially when the underlying facts haven't been around long enough to gather superstitions. However, even sorting fact from supposition is hard at times. Such is the case of global re-polarization. For a long time, we...
What causes a sinkhole?
By: Trayle Kulshan
The incredible photos of the massive sinkhole in Guatemala City have the world talking. "Are those photos real?" "It looks like something out of a movie!" "How did this happen?" Sinkholes are a common geo-morphic occurrence that range from small puddles to...

 

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