By: Shannon Farlouis
The Native American Indians first discovered limestone in Indiana. Limestone is a type of rock that is formed of calcium carbonate. The Native Americans used this limestome around windows and doors. Limestone was used to build bridges, tunnels and railroads. Indiana limestone is also called...
Solution for the energy crisis: Solar power
By: Jim Gressel
The call for renewable options for energy has become ever more imperative each and every day. We need to act right now on fine tuning our best alternative sources to avert the impending problems we will surely have regarding energy supplies. One of the most...
By: Jennifer R. Povey
Alternative energy is a hot button issue these days. Wind power is often considered one of the better options. It provides clean energy with little expenditure after the initial capital to build the turbines. Individual households and farms can use wind power, but massive wind...
By: Gemma L. Reece
Catacombs are man-made underground chambers that are connected with a network of tunnels which were used for religious purposes and more often than not for storing the dead or for burials. Many cultures have historically used catacombs to bury their dead, in fact people have...
Geomagnetic field going wild: Winter superstorms likely
By: Terrence Aym
NASA and the ESA agree the Earth is going into an extended cooling period in the years ahead. Some experts even believe it could thrust the Northern Hemisphere into a mini-Ice Age lasting decades. But the winter of 2011 to 2012 may shape up to...
The importance of Earth's magnetic field
By: Rex Trulove
The magnetic field the earth generates is of extreme importance. Without it, life as we know it would not exist. To see why this is, it is only necessary to understand a few basics about what causes the electro-magnetic field and what it does. Magnetic...
The importance of Earth's magnetic field
By: Daisy Sue
The earth’s magnetic field is somewhat like a simple bar magnet. It has two poles on the surface of the earth, the northern magnetic pole and the southern magnetic pole. Away from the surface of the earth, the magnetic field becomes distorted. Just as...
How lightning is formed
By: Richard Serra
Throughout the ages, man has feared lightning, but yet was in awe of its spectacular light show that it puts on. When we see that a storm is on the horizon, and it's one of those balmy summer days, you can always bet there are...
By: Allen Teal
For some reason, catacombs tend to carry a negative or at least creepy connotation in society today. There have been catacombs in existence for thousands of years. The most widely known catacombs are in Rome. Coming in a close second are the catacombs of Paris...
By: Carisa Silvesan
Anyone who smokes cigars knows what a hygrometer is. Anyone looking to become a cigar smoker will need to know what a hygrometer is. It is a way to test the humidity of the cigar itself. Why is this important? Well, cigars are usually enjoyed...

 

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