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Beyond Energy – The Sun and The Solar System

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On a daily basis the Sun provides the Earth with warmth and light. These are two items that are essential for sustaining life on the planet. In addition, the Sun is also a source of energy to help power our homes and businesses. It can be said that the Sun is one of the… Read More »

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Close That Window – A Family Guide to Energy Savings

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One of the tasks that is dreaded by most homeowners is opening the utility and fuel bills during the winter. The thought of paying extra money to keep your home warm and bright can dampen even the brightest spirits. Utility and heat costs can add hundreds or even thousands of dollars to the expenses… Read More »

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Amazing Stained Glass Windows

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The most spectacular, historic and eye-catching stained glass windows are scattered around the globe. While many stained glass windows are to be found in the cathedrals of Europe, the art form has evolved continuously over the centuries, with more modern examples found in libraries and other secular and modern spaces, as well. Grossmunster Cathedral… Read More »

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Glossary of Glass Making Terms

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Written by: Bill Herren Today, it is almost impossible to go through the day without seeing various types of glass objects. Many everyday objects, from drinking glasses to computer screens to windows, are made of glass. Most people see glass and never put much thought into how the glass came to be in their… Read More »

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How Glass is Made

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Written by: Bill Herren Glass making in some form dates back approximately 4,500 years. At its inception, glass making was a rare art, creating sought after pieces of significant value. Over the millennia, however, glass making has evolved to become commonplace and standard. The process of making glass involves combining materials and heating them… Read More »

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Telescopes: The Windows to Solar Space

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Telescopes are observational instruments that give humanity a look at the universe beyond Earth. Since their first use in 1609 by Galileo Galilei, they have contributed greatly to the fields of astronomy and physics. In addition, they have shattered many superstitions and myths about Earth’s place among the stars, such as the geocentric theory… Read More »

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Safety Tips for American Weather Emergencies

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Written by: Bill Herren Throughout the United States, various forms of extreme weather can cause considerable property damage, endanger lives and interrupt regular communication or transportation services. Wherever you live, it’s well worth acquainting yourself with the most common forms of severe weather systems affecting your area. Understanding what to expect and planning ahead… Read More »

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An Educational Guide to Earth Science

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The Earth provides us with a variety of resources that we can use and enjoy. Within the Earth we can enjoy the land, water and sky. The Earth also provides us with opportunities to study these resources. At an early age, students can learn about the different areas of Earth Science which includes geology,… Read More »

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Energy and Newton’s Laws of Motion

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Motion is one of the main topics in physics. Every single thing in the universe moves, even if it is very very, very slowly. Throughout history, there have been many scientists that have studied motion, and several different laws and rules have been discovered. These rules and laws have helped to explain motion, and… Read More »

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Complete Guide to Bird-Watching From Your Window

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Written by: Bill Herren Bird-watching is a very rewarding hobby that can help you learn about your local wildlife. Bird-watchers use binoculars to seek out different species of birds and identify them based on size, color, shape, and feeding habits. They abide by a code of ethics that are in place to keep birds… Read More »

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A DIY Home Improvement Guide for the Not So Handyman

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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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Simple Machines and the Properties of Energy and 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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Written By: Bill Herren 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… 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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