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.
Continue reading Fun Facts about Pluto265 words, reading time ~ 1:04 mins
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
Sunday, October 27th, 2013 at
Some researchers claim that they have made the world’s smallest bulb; the lamp is so minute it’s invisible to the human eye. The filament of the bulb is made from a single carbon nano- tube that is 100 atoms wide.
The researchers say that the tiny bulb can be seen with the naked eye when it is lit. Compared to Thomas Edison’s light bulb which had carbon filaments, the filaments used in this tiny bulb are said to be about 10000 times shorter and around 100000 times narrower.
This technological innovation comes when the world is moving away from using incandescent, some even attempting to make led (light emitting diodes) that are affordable to do the task of lighting homes and work places.
Continue reading Invention of the Smallest Light Bulb286 words, reading time ~ 1:09 mins
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at
A blizzard is a type of storm that is categorized by a large amount of snow blowing in the wind. They may not be so powerful but they can really interfere with electrical devices. The extreme cold can knock out major city power and cause black outs. Read on and get to know more interesting and helpful facts about blizzard from this science article.
Valuable facts about blizzard that you must know!
- There are a couple requirements for a snow storm to qualify as a blizzard. The snow must fall at 35 miles per hour and limit visibility significantly.
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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 at
If you are looking for interesting facts about avalanche, you’ve come at the right place. This science article will provide you the avalanche facts that you’ve been looking for. Read on and enjoy.
Avalanches can be mild to extremely dangerous and are almost always caused by the victims. They occur usually after a snow storm hits. The new snow forces old snow to break off of the mountain and roll down the side of it. The amount of snow and how steep the slope inclines is where the danger comes into play. If an avalanche comes and you are by a cliff, the snow can easily sweep you off and throw you into some rocks.
Continue reading Facts about Avalanche248 words, reading time ~ 1:0 mins
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 at
Johannes Kepler was well-known for his three law of planetary motion. He laid the foundation of scientific revolution in the 17th century with his brilliant work in the field of astronomy. Kepler was fascinated with astrological conjunctions. Read on to find out more interesting facts about Johannes Kepler.
Brief biography of Johannes Kepler
- Johannes Kepler was born in 27th of December in Weil der Stadt, Württemberg, Germany.
- At his early age, he was fascinated with astrology, which was further sparked when he was able to witness a comet in 1577 and lunar eclipse in 1580.
Continue reading Facts about Johannes Kepler262 words, reading time ~ 1:03 mins
Friday, September 20th, 2013 at
What is Compass?
A compass is a tool that a person can use to determine where north, south, east, and west are in the world. It uses a magnet to read the magnetic field of the earth to determine the location of the individual.
Short history about magnetic compass
The magnetic compass was invented in China approximately 221-206 B.C. during the Qin Dynasty. The idea developed from ancient fortunetellers. The fortunetellers used a type of rock called a lodestone which can point in the direction of north and south. They put this lodestone on another bigger rock and thus the first compass was born.
Continue reading Facts about Magnetic Compass190 words, reading time ~ 46 secs
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at
If you are looking for comprehensive listing of facts about triceratops, you’ve come at the right place. This list of science facts that tackle about different types of dinosaurs will surely provide the information that you’ve been looking for. Read on and enjoy these triceratops trivia.
- Triceratops was an herbivorous dinosaur, characterized by its four sturdy, bulky legs and a bony plate frill on the back of its skull. It also had three horns on its face, making it look like a rhinoceros and a parrot-like beak. It had a huge head, measured about 3 meters long and approximately one-third of its body.
Continue reading Facts about Triceratops278 words, reading time ~ 1:07 mins
Monday, August 26th, 2013 at
Google is a search engine that we are all familiar with; but how did Google get started? Find more information about Google, its history, fun trivia, and more through these Google Facts.
Well Google wasn’t even the original name given to the site. The word Google was merely an error in trying to spell ‘Googol’. The inventors of Google weren’t even that knowledgeable on the internet.
The construction of Google has always been simple. The search website has no “fluff” or fanciness about it, it is pure simplicity. Many of the features seen today on Google weren’t there a while back. For example, when you enter a word or phrase and Google auto corrects it; that was added later on. That one little detail more than doubled Google’s traffic to the site.
Continue reading Fascinating Facts about Google298 words, reading time ~ 1:12 mins