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How do sinkholes form?

How do sinkholes form?
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How do sinkholes form?

A sinkhole is a hole or a depression that is caused by a collapse in the surface layer. Sinkholes vary in size and can form within a short period of time or over a longer period of ...

A sinkhole is a hole or a depression that is caused by a collapse in the surface layer. Sinkholes vary in size and can form within a short period of time or over a longer period of time. Sinkholes can be an effect by natural or artificial causes. Natural Causes Limestone caves ...

Western State Wildfires

Western State Wildfires
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Western State Wildfires

In August 2020, lightning contributed to several fires throughout California, Oregon, and Washington and continuing with additional ignitions through early September. More than 4.6 ...

In August 2020, lightning contributed to several fires throughout California, Oregon, and Washington and continuing with additional ignitions through early September. More than 4.6 million record-breaking acres have burned by over 100 fires fueled by dry terrain, hot temperatures ...

How Satellites Determine the Weather on Earth

How Satellites Determine the Weather on Earth
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How Satellites Determine the Weather on Earth

The idea of using cameras to orbit and observe weather began as early as 1946. At the time, there was little observation data, and cloud cameras on rockets were expensive. On Febru ...

The idea of using cameras to orbit and observe weather began as early as 1946. At the time, there was little observation data, and cloud cameras on rockets were expensive. On February 17, 1959, the first weather satellite, Vanguard 2 launched. Unfortunately, a large amount of dat ...

How Data Centers Operate

How Data Centers Operate
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How Data Centers Operate

History of Data Centers Data centers began in the 1940's in large computer rooms that required the use of large cables to connect all of the components. There would also be a sing ...

History of Data Centers Data centers began in the 1940's in large computer rooms that required the use of large cables to connect all of the components. There would also be a single mainframe computer that required a lot of power and cooling to keep from overheating. Computers w ...

Benefits of a Water Softener

Benefits of a Water Softener
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Benefits of a Water Softener

Water changes in every environment, and when it comes into contact with people and certain environments, it can become contaminated or hard. Minerals such as calcium and magnesium ...

Water changes in every environment, and when it comes into contact with people and certain environments, it can become contaminated or hard. Minerals such as calcium and magnesium start to build-up which creates hard water. Effects of Hard Water Although hard water isn't harmfu ...

A tree fell on my house, what now?

A tree fell on my house, what now?
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A tree fell on my house, what now?

Trees can fall on homes for a variety of reasons; heavy winds, ice, and thunderstorms, or even a rotting or dead tree. Fallen trees can cause extensive structural damage, and the f ...

Trees can fall on homes for a variety of reasons; heavy winds, ice, and thunderstorms, or even a rotting or dead tree. Fallen trees can cause extensive structural damage, and the first thing you should do is get your family to safety. Safety First Once you're in a safe area, ca ...

How Engineering Education Contributes to Innovation

How Engineering Education Contributes to Innovation
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How Engineering Education Contributes to Innovation

Innovation is critical in the advancement of improving solutions to many areas of our lives, such as sustainability. Since there has been a rise in sustainable solutions such as al ...

Innovation is critical in the advancement of improving solutions to many areas of our lives, such as sustainability. Since there has been a rise in sustainable solutions such as alternative energy sources, engineers are not only working to improve society or communities, but also ...

Keeping Water Away from Your Foundation

Keeping Water Away from Your Foundation
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Keeping Water Away from Your Foundation

In order for your home to last, it needs a solid foundation. If the foundation is compromised it could lead to expensive repairs, or sustain irreparable damage. So the best thing y ...

In order for your home to last, it needs a solid foundation. If the foundation is compromised it could lead to expensive repairs, or sustain irreparable damage. So the best thing you can do is prevent damage to your foundation. There are many ways a foundation can become damag ...

How Granite is Extracted from the Earth

How Granite is Extracted from the Earth
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How Granite is Extracted from the Earth

Granite is an extremely durable and hard type of igneous rock that is formed by the cooling process of magma. Because it's such a durable material it's most commonly used for count ...

Granite is an extremely durable and hard type of igneous rock that is formed by the cooling process of magma. Because it's such a durable material it's most commonly used for countertops, flooring and other practical elements. The Formation Molten rock is formed by natural radi ...

The Oil Spill of 2010

The Oil Spill of 2010
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The Oil Spill of 2010

Deepwater Horizon was a mobile and floating drill rig that was operational in waters up to 10,000 feet deep. It was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and chartered t ...

Deepwater Horizon was a mobile and floating drill rig that was operational in waters up to 10,000 feet deep. It was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and chartered to BP starting in March of 2008 to September of 2013. In 2010, the rig was drilling a well about 41 m ...