Nuclear Power: How it Works, Part 1

Nuclear Power: How it Works, Part 1

This is not a “nuclear power is good, or nuclear power is bad” post, this is about nuclear power, how it works for those who basically want to know a little bit more, how nuclear reactions progress, what is involved, how we control a chain reaction, and...
The Deadly Wave Called Sound

The Deadly Wave Called Sound

Sound is brilliant. It’s fun, it’s amazing and guess what? There is a whole world out there that we cannot hear. Sound is full of energy, it can bounce, it can destroy, it can attract, and it can be used in many applications and by countless of animals. But what...
That big old bar magnet called Earth

That big old bar magnet called Earth

That big old bar magnet called Earth – how it preserves life. That wonderful thing, the invisible force—we call it magnetism. It’s been in the news just recently with scientists trying to find out exactly what it is, and that’s the question for it’s hard to describe....
Are we being watched?

Are we being watched?

Are we being watched, or are we doing the watching? The search for alien life? Or are we the aliens?! I don’t want you to just read this little humble blog. No, I want you to sit down and take the time to think about and answer the next three questions. So if you have...
Earthquakes and the Earth’s Core

Earthquakes and the Earth’s Core

A very bad fact is that tens of thousands of people lose their lives every year to the most natural of nature’s events: an earthquake. It’s a natural event, but the harsh and horrible fact is that people live where the effects of earthquakes are felt and then we have...