Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at
The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world. It lies in South America covering several countries like Colombia and Brazil. Its total area is 2.5 million square miles!
A huge source for all that moisture is the Amazon River; it flows right through the jungle. Because of the extraordinary amount of trees in the Amazon, it produces a large amount of the Earth’s oxygen. For being of such massive size, the Amazon is home to 30% of the world’s birds.
Half of the world’s plants and animal wildlife live in the rainforest. It is a very vast and diverse habitat. The plants in the Amazon are even considered to be beneficial. Amazon rainforests facts revealed that about 70% of plants proven to help cancer are found in the Amazon.
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Monday, February 17th, 2014 at
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It terms of volume, it is larger than all the other planets combined. Learn more information about Jupiter and its moons through these astronomy and science facts.
Brief Facts about Planet Jupiter
- This giant planet is mainly gaseous. Its atmosphere is mainly composed of hydrogen and helium. It can be seen on a clear night using the naked eye.
- One notable feature about Jupiter is that it has a gigantic Red Spot. This is a huge hurricane like storm that has been raging for many centuries. The Red Spot is known to rotate in counter clockwise direction.
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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at
Beneath the Earth’s crust, there is a lot of energy. One of the forms of energy that can be obtained beneath earth’s crust is geothermal energy. This energy is also sometimes called geothermal power. Read on for more interesting geothermal energy facts.
Significant facts about geothermal energy
- The good thing with geothermal energy is that it is very clean and environmental friendly. This energy contributes about 10 percent of all the energy that is produced in the world.
- Another merit of this form of energy is that it is renewable. Because after the hot water is used, it can be channeled back to the ground.
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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at
Digital cameras were first introduced to consumers in 1990 as the Dycam Model 1, In 1975 Steven Sasson, a Kodak engineer, created the first digital camera. This camera was quite heavier than the modern digital camera weighing in at eight pounds and had a miniscule resolution of .01 megapixels. Below are more interesting facts about digital cameras.
- There are two types of digital cameras; compact and single-lens reflex. Compact cameras take pictures of what the lens built in sees. Single lens reflex cameras take pictures based on a lens that you can switch out for better quality.
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Friday, January 10th, 2014 at
Everyone has a television now in this time and age but here are some interesting facts about TV – the daily used device.
Fascinating Facts about TV
- In 1926, the first television was released by J.L. Baird. This television was very pale in comparison to the TVs of today. The TV simply had 30 lines to display the picture and on top of it the picture quality wasn’t so good.
- We’ve come a long way from then with our televisions. Today, there is a 103-inch plasma on sale by Panasonic. This TV surpasses Baird’s by a longshot and it is on sale for $70,000; a TV fit for a king.
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Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at
The wind can be harnessed to produce energy. This type of energy is renewable and very environmental friendly since it does not pollute the environment. Energy obtained from the wind can be used to produce electricity.
The sun is responsible for the presence of wind energy on earth. This is achieved by formation of air currents due to different temperatures caused by heating of the earth’s surface by the sun. These moving air currents result in wind.
Compared to other renewable energy sources, wind energy is cheap and is quickly gaining popularity in its usage.
In a place like Germany wind energy produces around 8700 MW of electricity. Because of favorable conditions, Europe produces more energy from the wind than the US.
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Monday, December 16th, 2013 at
What is Gravity?
The force that is responsible for attraction of bodies with mass is called gravity. Gravity makes the planets and other bodies in the solar system remain in their orbits.
The tides that occur on our oceans are as a result of gravitational pull of the sun and moon on earth.
Fascinating Facts about Gravity
- The gravity of different planets varies. For example a person from Earth would weigh less on the planet Mars. This is because the gravitational pull on Mars is less compared to Earth’s.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at
We’ve all heard of global warming but no one believes it is real. Well, global warming facts reveal that it is real and it is affecting our planet every day, progressively getting worse. Read on to learn more important facts about global warming.
Since the 1880s the temperature of the earth has been steadily rising. We all can feel it, just in the past decades we keep hitting record highs and record lows. How hot each year is getting is building after every year that goes by. The worst effects of the heat are in ice cold regions like the Arctic. This temperature rise is causing the ice to melt more rapidly which is endangering animals and raising water levels.
Continue reading Important Facts about Global Warming360 words, reading time ~ 1:26 mins
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at
Pluto has an average temperature of about negative 229 degrees Celsius. Although Pluto has an extremely low temperature, it possesses an atmosphere. More interesting Pluto facts as you read on.
Brief Facts on Pluto
- In 198, Pluto was discovered by scientist as it passed in its orbit in front of a star. The astronomers were able to observe and deduce that Pluto had an atmosphere composed of methane nitrogen and carbon dioxide.
- When Pluto is distant from the sun, its atmosphere freezes. But when it is closer to the sun, it changes back to gaseous form.
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Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at
Recycling is wonderful; it has many benefits for us and for the planet. As Americans, we use so much paper; 650 pounds a year, according to recycling facts and statistics. Imagine how many trees are being cut down just to throw it away again after using the paper. That is crazy.
We also throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every single hour that goes by. Our soft drinks and juices all come in plastic bottles that can be recycled but many people do not take the time to do so. Some recycling statistics shows that only 38% percent of us recycle.
Continue reading Recycling Facts and Statistics271 words, reading time ~ 1:05 mins