The classification of sedimentary rocks
By: Paul Manalo
Sedimentary rocks are often found around bodies of water or aqueous environments. This is because water is an important element in the formation of sedimentary rocks. An example of how a sedimentary rock forms is through erosion of a rock due to the forces of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There are scientific studies that cause Internet firestorms of panic when the results are publicized in on line journals. The idea of a mega river that will land on California and create monster flooding is all the buzz today. But there is no call for...
The difference between spring water and tap water
By: Anon.
Spring water is term applied (too liberally) to a body of water, where the main supply is a natural infiltration of water from various other sources. Some “spring” waters claim to be more pure because they come from the springs which are formed from...
By: D. Vogt
Mount Lemmon Observatory is a University of Arizona observatory located in the Santa Catalina Mountains. It operates seven telescopes, and current important projects include the Catalina Sky Survey. Mount Lemmon has an important place in the history of the American military and civilian space programs...
How to make a hygrometer at home
By: Todd Daigneault
A hygrometer (a device for measuring relative humidity) can be easily constructed from ordinary household devices and materials. It can be used in conjunction with other weather instruments to gauge and predict weather patterns. This is a fun, yet very scientific, device that the entire...
By: Linda L Kinyon
Winter storms vary by region and no two storms are exactly alike. Depending upon the region lived in winter storms can wreck havoc in a very short amount of time on an otherwise calm and tranquil city or rural area. This havoc can be devastating...
The difference between a blizzard and a snow storm
By: Linda L Kinyon
Blizzards have many characteristics that separate them from snow storms. Most notably, blizzards have a wind of at least 35 mph or higher. They also have snow falling and or blowing reducing visibility to less than one quarter mile and lasting for at least three...
By: Matt Bird
Seemingly complex scientific devices are often quite simple to create right out of the home, and a hygrometer is no exception. Created to measure the relative humidity of a room, hygrometers are fairly useful for anyone with a love of climatic science, not to mention...
By: Christa Martin
Volcanoes have inspired fear, awe and wonder in societies through the history of mankind. They are among the most dramatic natural phenomena on Earth, and until last century, how and why they existed were mysteries to humanity. To understand how volcanoes are formed, it is...
By: Patrick Sills
When purchasing a new set of tires for your vehicle, have you ever noticed that the price isn’t simply the sum of four tires plus sales tax? Instead, it comes to a bit more. If one expects to enjoy a smooth ride, they need...

 

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