How to prepare your home for hurricane season
By: Francis Jock
How should you go about preparing your home for a hurricane? The destructive forces of hurricane winds, storm surge, tornadoes, flying debris, and floods are devastating to conventional wood framed houses and buildings. If you live in hurricane country, saving the lives of your family...
Overview of Maldivian weather
By: Safa
A group of coral islands scattered in the Arabian Sea, 300 miles southwest of the southern tip of India lays the Maldives or the sunny side of life. The equator passes through the island nation between Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll and Gnaviyani Atoll. This tropical paradise...
What are champagne diamonds and where do they come from
By: Kristen O'Riordan
The imagery triggered by the words "champagne" and "diamond" is very clear and desirable to both men and women considering a romantic diamond purchase. The champagne diamond phenomenon launched in the 1990’s. To this day jewelers still receive requests for these signature diamonds. Champagne...
Basic terms used in ecology
By: Lea Miller
"Ecology" is the study of how living creatures relate to one another within their environment. It includes all the processes that promote the continuation of life and the preservation of the environment. The ecology of a specific area is known as an "ecosystem." Everything...
The geology of New York City
By: Preethi Rao
According to Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), an earthquake measuring 3.9 in magnitude hit New York City region at approximately 10.45 A.M early Tuesday morning (Nov 30, 2010). It was the biggest quake in 18 years. Although the quake did not...
By: Darian Peters
Parasitism and symbiosis are related biological concepts but they are not to be confused as the relationship between the organisms involved is importantly different. It is the difference between exploitation and cooperation. Parasitism is one organism making use of another. Whilst symbiosis involves organisms working...
Factors that affect climate
By: Keith Redfern
Climates are affected by a variety of factors. Some of these have major effects over a large area, and others can have micro-effects in very limited areas. Essentially the earth’s climates are driven by the sun’s radiation. When the sun is higher in...
How dams are maintained
By: Sharon O'Connell
Dams are designed to be safe and structurally stable even in the most severe weather. When a dam is built, construction and design engineers work to insure the dam quality. There is also an inspection process to make certain that the dam is built to...
By: Cameron Scott
Snowflakes are amazing things. You can stare at these light, delicate crystals for hours, marvelling at their delicate beauty. No machine-produced snow even comes close. It's even more amazing that these delicate snowflakes come from the same source as every other type of precipitation, high...
By: Marlin Bressi
Created in 1812 by German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs, the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness measures the scratch resistance of various minerals. This scale is based on the ability of one mineral to scratch another, which is intended to measure hardness. This does not, however, take...

 

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