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DIY Home Improvement Guide

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Written by: Bill Herren Your home is one of your most prized possessions and also one of the most expensive. The amount of time that people stay in your existing home varies from just a few years to a lifetime. Some people look to sell their home at a profit and move to a… Read More »

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Learning About Non-Renewable Energy

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There are different ways that we can get our energy and they are divided into two different categories; renewable and nonrenewable. Energy that can be made again is considered renewable. Renewable energy sources include solar and wind energy. Nonrenewable energy is that which cannot be made again, or replenished when it runs out. Types… Read More »

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The Properties of Motion

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Simple machines have been a part of our lives for many centuries. In fact, the origins of a simple machines can be dated back to the third century B.C. By Archimedes, the Greek Philosopher. His work was with his types of simple machines which were the lever, screw and the pulley. Over time, simple… Read More »

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A Window Into The Glass Making Process

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Written by: Bill Herren Glass is used to make countless products including bottles, windows, art, dishes, and more. Not all glass is the same; there are many different types that are used for different purposes. The most common type of glass is soda lime glass. It contains silica, which gives the glass its’ transparent… Read More »

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A View from your Window: A Look at the Weather

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Written By: Bill Herren One of the most commonly asked questions that people have is “what’s the weather going to be like today?” Many day-to-day tasks and activities are reliant on the weather and in the event of bad weather, our plans may have to be changed. Outdoor activities and sporting events depend on… Read More »

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History and Evolution of Glass Blowing

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Natural glass occurs when certain rocks and minerals melt or are fused together due to lightning strikes, volcanic eruptions or meteor strikes. When melted rock cools quickly, glass is formed. Ancient man is believed to have used the natural glass known as obsidian as cutting tools. Obsidian is formed when volcanic lava cools suddenly… Read More »

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Environmental Health Guide

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There are many dangers that people face throughout the day. Many of the dangers are visible dangers such as objects that are falling, cars that are coming at you and lightning storms are just a few of the examples of dangers that you can see. Barring any physical limitations, these are all dangers that… Read More »

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A Guide to the Weather

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Scientists that study the atmosphere and weather patterns are called meteorologists. Meteorology is an ancient science dating back to 340 B.C. when Greek philosopher, Aristotle, studied the atmosphere and wrote a book on weather based on his ideas of logic and reason, not observation. Today’s meteorologists spend their time observing atmospheric data, using computer… Read More »

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A View of Outer Space from Your Window

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From the earliest history of mankind, people have been fascinated with outer space. The wonder of the stars and planets became an area where man wondered what it would be like to visit. This curiosity led to the beginning of space exploration in the mid-20th Century. The race to space between the United States… Read More »

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Energy Savings Tax Credits and Rebates

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Green energy is the preferred choice for those who want to ensure a safe, pollution free environment for future generations. In order to encourage consumers to select energy-efficient appliances and eco-friendly home additions, the U.S. government offers a tax and rebate program for those who qualify. Homeowners may earn tax credits and rebates that… Read More »

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All About Wind Energy

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Wind power relies on the conversion of natural wind into a renewable energy source. Wind power can be generated from wind turbines, windmills, windpumps, and sails. As an alternative to fossil fuels, wind power provides enough electricity to power homes, businesses, and schools. Its abundance makes it a sensible, cost-effective option. As a clean… Read More »

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Making Sure Windows and Doors Are Sealed

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Written by: Bill Herren With continuously rising energy costs, homeowners are increasingly trying to find ways to save money. Along with switching out older lightbulbs for more energy efficient ones, and having people take shorter showers to conserve water, there are many other things that can be done to make a home more efficient…. Read More »

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The Basics of Renewable Energy

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You have probably heard the term – renewable energy – quite a bit lately in the news. Renewable energy can be defined as a source of energy or power that can be renewed from natural sources. There are many different types of renewable energy sources that are currently being used. They include energy from… Read More »

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Guide to Glass Recycling for Kids

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Written by: Bill Herren We use and see through glass every single day. From the mirrors we look at to get ready in the morning, to the bottles we drink orange juice out of, glass is everywhere. What happens when we don’t need glass anymore, like when we have finished our drink? Some people… Read More »

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A Student’s Guide to Hydroelectric Energy

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Hydroelectric energy is among the safest, most reliable forms of power in existence today. Many countries are working toward having hydroelectricity be their primary form of power. With a long list of advantages and relatively few disadvantages associated with the power source, hydroelectric energy has been at the forefront of alternative energy sources for… Read More »

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Homeowner’s Guide to Energy Star

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When it comes to people preparing to buy a new home, doing remodeling or just replacing old products like air conditioners or windows, many are concerned about energy savings but don’t know how to improve them. Luckily there is a label called Energy Star, which has been made for the express purpose of helping… Read More »

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The Sun and Solar Power Energy

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Written by: Bill Herren The sun is one of the most important elements in our daily life. The sun provides us with natural light, warmth and also is a needed ingredient for plant life. The sun, which is the largest object in our solar system, is the greatest source of natural energy that is… Read More »

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The History of Stained Glass Windows

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The purpose of most windows is to allow a view of the outside and admit light into a building. The purpose of stained glass windows, however, is not to allow people to see outside, but to beautify buildings, control light, and often times to tell a story. Many believe that stained glass was first… Read More »

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How to Reduce Home Heating Costs During the Winter

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Often, people are looking for ways to cut costs throughout the year. When it comes to one’s energy bill, winter can be particularly harsh as people attempt to stay warm and comfortable. Unlike the summer, when air conditioners are the culprit when it comes to inflated energy bills, families typically turn to their furnace… Read More »

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Energy Saving Tips for the Home

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The phrase “Going Green” has become increasingly common. It refers to making choices that are beneficial to the environment, and using fewer resources wisely. More than ever, people are looking for ways to accomplish this in their homes and become more environmentally friendly. Although it is not difficult to do, it does require a… Read More »

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