Earth secrets

Things we don not know for sure – how it’s happening, how was created, how it is. Questions that people do not know the answer!

Most interesting Energy Research projects

Summaries of some of the most interesting Energy Research projects. Radioactive platinum joins the fight against AIDS: Radioactive platinum is attached to the AZT molecule. So far and yet so close: An electron microscope meets “cyberspace.” Unlocking protein structure: The molecular structure of thyroid is revealed in detail. Microemulsions to clean oil spills: Investigating the …

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Scrutinizing a Killer

Using one of the most advanced microscopes in the world, a researcher observes the life cycle of the one of the world’s most deadly diseases. She can see, as even the human immune system cannot, the progress of a malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The researcher is Cathie Magowan, a biologist who is using the x-ray …

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A Cosmic Mystery

Almost a century ago, scientists discovered a cosmic mystery, the cosmic rays — charged particles zipping through space. But where do the most energetic cosmic rays come from? Cosmic rays are charged particles that zip through space at high speeds. And one of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics today is where very high-energy cosmic rays come …

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Carbon Below – project 2

This is actually a good segway into the gradient project, because, you have to look at the history of carbon dioxide to look at what the change means. So, before the industrial revolution, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere was roughly 275 parts per million (PPM). And today it’s about 370 PPM, …

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Feathered Dinosaurs

Since the 1870s, paleontologists have theorized that birds are descended from feathered dinosaurs. Until recently, no dinosaur fossil was clear or complete enough to prove it. Then in 1996, an amazing fossil was found in China. Mark Norell — a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York — saw the fossil …

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