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Fiji Cyclone "Tomas" Causes Destruction

Fiji was struck a category four cyclone meteorologists have coined "Tomas" caused 5,000 residents to evacuate. The cyclone hit northern Fiji, destroyed buildings and crops, displaced thousands with winds up to over 100 miles per hour or 170 km. The storm has forced schools and public services...

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Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles

An earthquake rattled Los Angeles, California on Tuesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake did not cause any major damages or injuries. The epicenter of the quake originated near Pico Rivera, 12 miles southeast of L.A. at 4:04 a.m. and occurred at a depth of 11 miles. Residents within the area...

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World's First Solar Powered Airplane Makes Extended Test Flight

The Solar Impulse, a prototype aircraft powered by lithium polymer batteries recharged via solar cells, made it's first extended duration test flight this week. The aircraft, which has an impressive 200 foot wingspan, stayed aloft for 87 minutes at an altitude of up to 1,200 meters. The Solar...

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What Is Zinc?

Zinc is a kind of metallic chemical element. It is considered to be a transition metal, similar to nickel and mercury. It has the chemical symbol of ZN with an atomic number of 30. In its pure form it has a kind of light blue color. It tends to be quite brittle at room temperature but, once it is...

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What Are Flavonoids?

Flavonoids are antioxidants that can be found in plants. While they have nothing to do with plant growth, they can be found in plant nutrients. Some are responsible for plant appearance, such as the colors of particular flowers. There are also flavanoids that act as the defensive barrier, repelling...

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Jupiter Struck by Asteroid, Huge Fireball Results

Jupiter was struck by an asteroid and a huge fireball results on June 3, 2010 at 4:31 p.m. EST.  Astronomers captured the collision between the biggest planet of the solar system and an asteroid or comet, as well as the ensuing fireball. This is the second recorded collision since July 2009....

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Researchers Blame Cell Phones for Decline in Bee Populations

Researchers blame cell phones for decline in bee populations.  A group of scientists from the British Bee Association have noticed a sharp decline in bee populations in the United Kingdom.  As of 2009, bee populations dropped by 17 percent in the United Kingdom and nearly 30 percent within...

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Dutch Inventor Builds 214 Mpg Motorcycle

If you want the ultimate in fuel efficient vehicles, you may want to give Dutch inventor and auto designer Allert Jacobs a call.  Starting with a 114 mpg Honda Innova motorcycle, Jacobs created a custom fiberglass shell that dramatically improves the bike's aerodynamic profile.  He also...

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Nasa Releases Rescued Gulf Sea Turtles

NASA releases rescued Gulf sea turtles.  The Associated Press reports that fifty six newly hatched sea turtles were released on a Canaveral National Seashore Beach in Florida on July 11.  The rescued hatchlings were the first batch of sea turtle eggs recued from a nest in the Florida...

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20 Scientists Who Changed the World

While there are some scientists we all know, many of the most influential scientists remain hidden from the public and society at large. However, their accomplishments affect us all. Here is a list of 20 scientists who changed the world and changed the way we all live on a day to day basis....