Category Archives: Earth Science

Scientists Discovered the Egyptian Secret to Moving Huge Pyramid Stones

The question of just how an ancient civilization—without the help of modern technology—moved the 2.5 ton stones that made up their famed pyramids has long plagued Egyptologists and mechanical engineers alike. But now, a team from the University of Amsterdam … Continue reading

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New WeatherUpdate

Ok, so found a couple items I’ve added to the WeatherRoom, under the tab of Chasers. First is TornadoChat, this is a good one you can find alot of folks following. Next is a chaser map from  The PopUp … Continue reading

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Weather LiveBlog added.

We just activated a LIVE WeatherBlog. I’m looking at ways to add certain users to live realtime posts as well as adding certain twitter feeds to it as well. With it becoming that time of year where we keep our … Continue reading

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Video: Could sharks help researchers predict hurricanes?

During a casual game of golf in 2010, marine biologist Jerry Ault mentioned his latest research project to friend and colleague, Nick Shay. The two are professors at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, but … Continue reading

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Wavier jet stream may drive weather shift

New research suggests that the main system that helps determine the weather over Northern Europe and North America may be changing. 

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Video: Tiny Windmills work, 10 could fit on a single grain of rice.

Imagine a world where your iPhone was out of juice and there wasn’t a Lightning cable for miles—wouldn’t it be great if you could just blow on your phone to bring it back to life?

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Despite our best efforts, accurately predicting the weather remains about as easy as accurately predicting the next winning Powerball numbers. But with the installation of a new type of humidity sensor, the fleets of commercial passenger jets that inhabit our … Continue reading

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Quantum reality more complex than previously thought

Imagine you order a delivery of several glass vases in different colors. Each vase is sent as a separate parcel. What would you think of the courier if the parcels arrive apparently undamaged, yet when you open them, it turns … Continue reading

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Five Things You Should Know About the Nobel Prize Winner’s Higgs Boson

Analysts said it would happen. Professor Stephen Hawking said it should happen. And now it has. Peter Higgs, the man who first predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, or ‘God particle’, has been given a Nobel Prize for his … Continue reading

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Nighttime Solar Power Arriving In United States

An era of nighttime solar power is dawning in the U.S. Arizona Public Service says plant developer Abengoa is now testing the Solana Generating Station, a massive solar thermal power plant that will be the first in the country to … Continue reading

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