Generating Solar Power in Germany

Generating Solar Power in Germany

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 in Alternative Energy Projects | No Comments

Germany’s ambitious quest for renewable energy alternatives has catapulted the country to the forefront of renewable energy production. After investing billions of Euros over many years in order to advance as many installations as possible, the country boasts a very advanced renewable energy sector. The numbers tell the story: In 2012, a record-breaking 7.6 GW […]

A Very Brief Introduction to Ecology

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 in The Biology of Nature | No Comments

The term ecology is synonymous with natural biology, or the study of nature. Ecology is divided into two areas of study: autecology and synecology. Autecology is the study of one specific species or organism and its environment while synecology is the study of a population or community. Both of these branches of study apply to […]

Oxbow Lakes

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 in The Biology of Nature | No Comments

I will write about the evolution of oxbow lakes. Oxbow lakes are formed when a river creates a meander. The river bends, causing this formation. They are named for their curved shape and alludes to the form of a yoke used for oxen. They normally form naturally, but sometimes are artificially created. http://www.clipart.dk.co.uk/DKImages/sci_earth/image_sci_earth052.jpg Lakes are […]

Bavaria Solarpark

Bavaria Solarpark

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Alternative Energy Projects | No Comments

Installed Capacity: 10.1 MW The Bavaria Solarpark is a multi-million Euro solar power plant located on 62 acres of land in Bavaria, southern Germany. The plant is spread apart in three different locates in Bavaria: Muelhausen, Guenching and Minihof. Totally, the three locates are equipped with 57,618 PV panels. The total capacity of the three […]

Solarsiedlung, solar energy project in Germany

Solarsiedlung, solar energy project in Germany

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Alternative Energy Projects | No Comments

Solar Settlement (Solarsiedlung), Freiburg Installed Capacity: 445 kWp The Solar Settlement is a 125m (410f) block of solar-powered buildings which offers residential, office and retail space. The project was the brainchild of architect Rolf Disch, who had the idea from his own experiences in the 1990s at his private home that he installed with solar […]

Large Hadron Collider

Large Hadron Collider

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 in Our Awesome Universe | No Comments

Big Data In the Large Hadron Collider Situated underneath France and Switzerland, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest particle collider, consisting of a 27 km ring of superconducting magnets. It was created by the European Organization for Nuclear Research in 2008 in order to recreate the conditions at the beginning of the […]

Acid Precipitation

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 in The Biology of Nature | No Comments

Acid precipitation can be rain, sleet, snow, or any other type of precipitation caused by acids of primary sulfur and nitrogen. Any compound–either organic or inorganic–that can liberate hydrogen-ions upon dissociation (where ions are split into smaller particles). There are thousands of lakes, ponds and high mountain streams in the Adirondacks and Catskill Mountain Ranges […]

A Tree Grows Under Manhattan

A Tree Grows Under Manhattan

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 in Big City Life | No Comments

What lies below the streets of New York besides miles of subway tracks, electric lines, and sewers? Not giant alligators or adolescent turtles with nunchucks. Soon, below the concrete jungle will be built an underground park beneath the Lower East Side. It is called the Delancey Underground Project, and it is inspired by New York’s […]

No More of Us?

No More of Us?

Posted on May 17, 2012 in Our Awesome Universe | No Comments

What would happen if there were no people in New York City? Subways would flood, pavement would crack, weeds would grow in abandoned streets, office towers would crumble, the city would start to burn, streams and marshes would form, and–within 500 years–mature forests would grown throughout the entire metropolitan area. These are some of the […]