The largest hailstone ever recorded was over five inches in diameter, weighed over one and a half pounds, and fell on Coffeyville, Kansas in September of 1970.
You may have heard that global warming will result in more hurricanes that are larger and more destructive. In fact, most scientists believe this to be true.
Flying through turbulence in an airplane is usually something of a nuisance; when that fasten-your-seatbelts sign comes on, you know you’re in for a bumpy ride. Here, we’ll learn how airplanes use technology to avoid turbulence in the air ahead, and about systems that can help make flying a smoother, and safer, experience. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
You’d expect a ride this bumpy if you were driving an off-road vehicle over rocky, uneven terrain, but a bump bump BUMP as you glide 30,000 feet above that terrain in a modern jet liner, might surprise you, not to mention scare the bajeebers out of you. After all, you never notice hard lumps and bumps as you breathe air. What makes an airplane go bump? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
It may not have occurred in your neck of the woods, but all across the globe people are reporting that small animals are falling from the sky!