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October 31, 2017

 

A thunderstorm at night.

How A Thunderstorm Begins

The simplest isolated thunderstorm begins with hot sunshine baking the ground.

April 3, 2017

 

An abstract image. There are lines of many different colors (light purple, light orange, light blue, light red) flowing in many different directions. Close up the colors are more noticeable. From a distance, the image can look light brown.

Wind Do-Si-Do

Before 2015, the quasi-biennial oscillation happened approximately every twenty-eight months.

February 5, 2013

 

footprint on the moon's surface

Why Don’t Marks On The Surface Of The Moon Disappear?

When Neil Armstrong took his "one small step", the impression he made was lasting.

August 1, 2012

 

day and night of a street photographed

Why Are Nights More Calm Compared To The Day?

More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?

September 5, 2011

 

glaciers

All About The North Atlantic Conveyor

Is Earth's climate vulnerable to small disturbances? Two geologists described the past vulnerability of an ocean current called the North Atlantic conveyor.

June 2, 2011

 

lightening striking close to homes

Thunderstorms Operate In Cycles

On a summer day, a thunderstorm can appear out of nowhere and disappear just as fast. What causes a storm to change so suddenly?

April 4, 2011

 

wind farm

How Do Wind Farm Developers Know Exactly Where To Put Turbines?

You have probably seen wind farms popping up in your neighborhood. How do scientists know where wind farms will succeed?

January 6, 2011

 

Wind farm by mountain

Do Wind Farms Affect Temperature?

Wind farms are appearing all over the United States as an energy alternative. However, are they causing more harm than good.

May 10, 2010

 

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How Ocean Waves Form

Have you ever been to the ocean and watched the waves? How do they form?

April 12, 2010

 

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Blowing In The Wind: The Science Of Wind Farms

You may have seen wind farms popping up in your area...

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