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If you turn off all the lights in your house late at night, you can probably still find your way by the dim glow of your electronics. Even if you turn your electronics “off”, are they really off?

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During a lightning strike, the air surrounding the bolt of lightning is heated to about 39,000 °C! This sudden increase in pressure and temperature caused by the lightning causes the air immediately around the lightning to “explode” all along its length.

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When an oil spill occurs in the ocean, like the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, what do scientists do to clean up the toxic mess?

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Home vermicomposting can help us divert kitchen waste from the garbage dump by turning it into compost for our gardens.

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These processes aren't only unique to Hawaii — similar events have happened on other volcanic islands in the Pacific.

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So, what exactly are snowshoes and how do they work?

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Here are some techniques currently use and some which might be used in the future in order to recycle plastics.

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Acid rain is any precipitation (rain, snow, fog, etc.) that has an unusually low pH. But, what is a low pH and why is this a problem?

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Let's take a quick look at the physics of snow and why skis can slide on it. Keep in mind that while I'm using skis as an example, the same physics applies for anything else you dare ride to the bottom of a snow-covered hill!

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A closer inspection of that flittering garbage on the side of roads reveals that it is mainly plastics. Cast away after only a short usage time, we have to ask ourselves whether we will ever be able to get rid of our plastic mess.

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