View random article
Diamond Planet Cancri 55 E Lights Up Astronomers' Skies

Diamond Planet Cancri 55 E Lights Up Astronomers' Skies

Glitter in the air is now a documented fact, thanks to the work of astronomers who discovered a “diamond planet” and reported their findings on Thursday, October 11, 2012. Lead researcher Kikku Madhusudhan of Yale’s physics and astronomy department has confirmed the existence of the diamond and...

#

Temperature in U.S. For 2012 Sets World Record

Scientists warned us over 30 years ago that this would happen: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has confirmed that the temperature in the U.S.(and beyond) for the 2012 calender year set a world record with its all time highs. In terms of extreme weather conditions, last year...

Sydney, Australia, Sets All Time Record for Highest Temperature

Sydney, Australia, Sets All Time Record for Highest Temperature

There's a heat wave down under as Sydney, Australia, set an all time record high temperature on Friday, January 18, 2013. The blazing temperatures sent the mercury high and by 2:55 p.m. at Sydney's Observatory Hill, it was 45.8 degrees Celsius or 115 degrees Fahrenheit. In other locations, the...

Salt Shakers Beware: New Study Suggests the Less Sodium the Better

Salt Shakers Beware: New Study Suggests the Less Sodium the Better

A report made public on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 suggests a warning to individuals who frequently reach for their salt shakers: beware because less sodium is all the better for your long term health. Results of the study, conducted by a teams from Harvard University's School of Public Health,...

What Is the Hoki Fish ?

What Is the Hoki Fish ?

One of the questions that people often make is what exactly is inside a Filet of Fish sandwich at McDonald's. The NY Times apparently has found out the Hoki fish, aka Whiptail is the largest source. With 15 Million Pounds being exported by New Zealand. "One of the most popular is the hoki, or...

#

World's Largest Cats

Savannah Cats are part domestic, part wild cat. They are part Serval and part Domestics. They are the largest domesticated cat known to man. Extensive breeding programs exist for these cats. Here's a great video of the world's largest domestic cat, the Savannah.

#

What Is a BTU?

A BTU, or British Thermal Unit, is one of the basic units of measurement for heat energy. By definition a BTU is the amount of heat that is need to increase the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. The measurements are measured at its heaviest point. So for example, one BTU...

#

What Is a Resistor?

A resistor is one of the most important parts of an electrical circuit. As its name implies, it “resists” the electricity, which courses through its two terminals. The resistor then lowers the voltage to safe levels. Resistance can be quantified and measured in ohms (which borrows its name from...

#

What Is a Non-Newtonian Fluid?

A non-Newtonian fluid is one of the more intriguing substances in science. It is a fluid that has a changing viscosity depending on the kind of stress that is applied to it. This is different from a Newtonian fluid (like water), where its behavior can be described just by looking at the temperature...

#

What Is an Humectant?

A humectants is a kind of substance that helps in retaining moisture. Humectants are often used in food and cosmetic products. The substances of which humectants are part of are called hygroscopic. What this means is that it is able to absorb the water that is within its environment. There are...