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Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy

Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy

While everyone has probably heard the term “nuclear energy” and likely made jokes about it involving extra fingers, glowing skin, or Homer Simpson, knowing what it actually is and what it does is far less common. As far as human participation goes, nuclear energy has...

Pros and Cons of Hydropower

Pros and Cons of Hydropower

Hydroelectric power, or hydropower, refers to using moving water to generate electricity. Water flowing downhill turns turbines that drive electric generators. Reservoirs created by dams allow operators to precisely control the rate of water flow and the amount of...

The Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy

The Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy

Fossil fuels have been the primary source of energy for human civilization since the start of the industrial revolution. While coal, oil and natural gas still supply most of the world’s energy, growing concerns about dwindling supplies and the carbon released when...

What is Urbanization and What are the Effects?

What is Urbanization and What are the Effects?

Urbanization is something that eventually happens in any developing country, as the population condenses into smaller cities and towns. Agriculture begins to decline, and industrialization fuels the move from rural areas to urban ones.There are some positives and...

What You Need to Know about Thermal Pollution

What You Need to Know about Thermal Pollution

While most people have a general understanding of what pollution is and how it is caused, most people have not heard about thermal pollution. The basic idea of pollution that most people know about includes air pollution from carbon emissions in vehicles and general...

Industrial Pollution: Causes and Effects

Industrial Pollution: Causes and Effects

Starting in the 18th century and gaining popularity in the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution brought about drastic changes in the social and economic lives of humans. The benefits of the revolution are felt even today, but so are the adverse effects. The...

Commonly Misidentified Animals

Commonly Misidentified Animals

If you're like me, you love being right. Nothing makes me happier than listening to a friend or coworker say something wrong, then stepping up to rub your expanse of knowledge right in their uneducated face! This article is devoted to that feeling. Whether you have a...

Predators

Predators

Sharks off the east coast of North America have declined precipitously in the last 15 years. The number of hammerhead sharks has dropped by 89%, threshers by 80%, great whites by 79%, oceanic whitetips by 70%, tigers by 65%, blues by 60% and makos by 40% (Baum et al....

Love It or Leave It: The Ultimate Philips Hue Review

Love It or Leave It: The Ultimate Philips Hue Review

“Siri, dim the lights please.” “Alexa, turn on the beach scene in my living room.” Imagine a custom light setup throughout your home that dims the lights, changes the ambiance at a moment’s notice, or schedules lights to turn on and off when you’re not home--without...

Which Remote Control Light Switch Technology Makes Sense for You?

Which Remote Control Light Switch Technology Makes Sense for You?

Replacing a traditional light switch with a remote control light switch is easier than you think. There are several new products on the market that add functionalities to your lights and make switches more accessible than ever before. Find out more about these...

Emerson Sensi Touch Review

Emerson Sensi Touch Review

Looking for a smarter way to control your home heating and cooling and hopefully even save some money? The latest option isn’t installing a new HVAC system or switching to green – though if your system is old and inefficient, those both help. No, if you’re system is...

Love It or Leave It: The Ultimate Philips Hue Review

Love It or Leave It: The Ultimate Philips Hue Review

“Siri, dim the lights please.” “Alexa, turn on the beach scene in my living room.” Imagine a custom light setup throughout your home that dims the lights, changes the ambiance at a moment’s notice, or schedules lights to turn on and off when you’re not home--without...

What Are Solar Panels and How Do They Work?

What Are Solar Panels and How Do They Work?

As more effects due to climate change rock the world, alternative forms of energy are becoming more important and widely used. This includes solar panels, collections of solar cells that draw energy from sitting in sunlight. This technology has a much longer history...

Which Remote Control Light Switch Technology Makes Sense for You?

Which Remote Control Light Switch Technology Makes Sense for You?

Replacing a traditional light switch with a remote control light switch is easier than you think. There are several new products on the market that add functionalities to your lights and make switches more accessible than ever before. Find out more about these...

Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy

Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy

While everyone has probably heard the term “nuclear energy” and likely made jokes about it involving extra fingers, glowing skin, or Homer Simpson, knowing what it actually is and what it does is far less common. As far as human participation goes, nuclear energy has...

Californias Tesla Car Owners Living In The Bay Area MUST READ This

Californias Tesla Car Owners Living In The Bay Area MUST READ This

Do you drive an electric car? Being a 'good steward of the planet' presents its own unique set of challenges. If you recently invested in an electric Tesla car, you understand how time consuming the recharge process can be. Despite Tesla Motors' attempts to curb...

What makes a car “green”?

What makes a car “green”?

In recent years, a number of companies have been releasing cars that are labeled "green".  We take this to mean Eco-friendly or energy efficient, but what makes a car be labeled as such?  According to Wikipedia, a green vehicle "is a road motor vehicle that produces...

The Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient CARS 2018

The Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient CARS 2018

With every passing year, the best fuel efficient cars become more advanced and more confident in their mission to go further with less. A decade ago, the most efficient cars were conventional gasoline-powered vehicles tuned to reach high MPGs. Just a few years ago,...

Why Is Gas So Expensive?

Why Is Gas So Expensive?

Gas is expensive. Ten years ago it was between $1 and $2 a gallon – now it's double that. What has changed? Why is gas so expensive compared to what it used to be? Are more people using it? Is there less of it to go around? Or, are we being manipulated by big oil...

2016 Lunar Eclipse

2016 Lunar Eclipse

As I am an enthusiast of all things related to celestial bodies, people often question me on the phenomenon known as a "lunar eclipse".  The enigma of these magnificent events is captivating and easy to view for anybody who looks to the sky.  I love to inform people...

Pluto: Overthrowing the Gods

Pluto: Overthrowing the Gods

Being a space enthusiast, people often ask me, "What's the deal with Pluto?" This Dwarf planet from the outskirts of the Kuiper Belt is the object of much confusion.  While many people still debate the issue, I hope to shed more light on the science of Pluto's...

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