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Science & The Simpsons, Part I: What’s a fossil fuel anyway?
March 9, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

When The Simpsons started in the late 1980s, very few people would’ve believed that the show could last as long as it has. Like the show or not, you can’t deny how it’s changed the way TV shows look at controversial material and incorporate current events and topics into their plots. For instance, take Episode 450, […]

Everybody wants you: Why gas is so important and how you can drive down gas prices
January 11, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

What’s transparent, powerful, and something that we use in our everyday lives? Nope, it’s not the government, (though some people may think they control it). No, it’s not the Internet, although we’ll see in the coming years how the government changes that. I’m talking about gasoline. Gasoline is a transparent liquid containing mainly hydrogen and […]

It’s ice, ice baby?
April 13, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

I recently came across an article with the title of combustible ice, also called “fire ice.” I realize that anything can be made to combust.  I never thought of ice doing that.  My next thought was that ice might mean something else than frozen water.  Diamonds are referred to as ice because of their ability to […]

Here Comes the Sun
January 6, 2010 · 3 Comments

I had the chance to go talk with a wonderful and smart bunch of 5th graders at Oran M. Roberts Elementary School about solar energy. I have been interested in solar energy for over two decades now. It started as a cub scout; we built small solar powered cars, which were made from a 1 foot […]



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