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Volcanic winter

A volcanic winter is a climate cooling caused by an extremely large volcanic eruption. Such an eruption releases ash and sulfur dioxide in huge quantities. They form aerosols of sulfuric acid. When they reach the stratosphere more sunlight is ref ...

                                               

Waterspout

A waterspout is a funnel cloud over water. It is a nonsupercell tornado over water. Waterspouts do not suck up water, the water seen in the main funnel cloud is actually water droplets formed by condensation. It is weaker than most of its land co ...

                                               

Weather balloon

A weather or sounding balloon is a balloon which carries instruments in the sky to send back information on atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity by means of a small measuring tool called a radiosonde. To get wind data, they can be trac ...

                                               

Whirlwind

A whirlwind is a vortex of wind that forms because of turbulence created by heating and flow differences. Whirlwinds happen all over the world and in any season.

                                               

Astrology

Astrology is the belief the positions of the stars and movements of the planets of the Solar System, and also asteroids and other stars, but not as much, have an influence on the events, lives, and behavior of people. An astrologer looks at the p ...

                                               

Big Bang

The Big Bang is a scientific theory about how the universe started, and then made the stars and galaxies we see today. The Big Bang is the name that scientists use for the most common theory of the universe, from the very early stages to the pres ...

                                               

Color of the day

Thai astrology has a color of the day for each day of the week. The color is based on the color of the God who protects the day or Navagraha. For example, the God of Sunday is Surya which has as the red color. These colors of the day are the trad ...

                                               

Star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem, also called the Christmas Star, is a star in the Bible and Christian tradition that let the Magi know that Jesus was born, and later helped them go to Bethlehem. According to the Gospel of Matthew, the star made the magi tr ...

                                               

Parapsychology

Parapsychology is the study of psychic events. These phenomona involve the exchange of information between a person and their environment, without the use of the five senses. They include extrasensory perception, influence of mind on matter, anom ...

                                               

Irreducible Mind

Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century is a 2007 parapsychology book. The book talks about ideas proposed by Frederic William Henry Myers. Irreducible Mind says that the mind is separate from the brain or body. The book says t ...

                                               

Psychokinesis

Psychokinesis or telekinesis is the supposed ability to change matter, energy, space or time by using your mind. It is often mentioned and performed in science fiction movies and video games.

                                               

Base isolation

Base isolation is a collection of a building’s units resting on its foundation to provide separation of the building from shaking ground thus improving seismic performance.

                                               

Building code

Building code is a publishing company that puts forth a set of rules on a building design, construction, testing, inspections, and maintenance to protect public health, safety and welfare. Building codes are adopted and enforced by the government ...

                                               

Building model

A building model is either a physical or virtual model of a building. Very often, the physical model is smaller than the original. There are three basic types of building models: architectural, structural and mathematical virtual.

                                               

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute or EERI is a technical society in spreading of earthquake engineering information both in the U.S. and globally. EERI members include researchers, geologists, geotechnical engineers, educators, government ...

                                               

Elevated building foundation

Elevated building foundation is a kind of seismic base isolation technology which is made a major part of a building superstructure. It is made to protect the buildings superstructure against damage from the shaking caused by an earthquake. This ...

                                               

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is a disabled nuclear power plant in the town of Ōkuma in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Fukushima Daiichi was the first nuclear power plant to be built and run only by the Tokyo Electric Power Company. In Marc ...

                                               

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is one of the largest nuclear generating stations in the U.S. It is at the north of San Diego County, California. It has two active 1.100-megawatt units. It began operation in 1968.

                                               

Seismic load

Seismic load is one of the basic concepts of earthquake engineering which means application of an earthquake-generated agitation to a building structure or its model. It happens at contact surfaces of a structure either with the ground, or with a ...

                                               

Seismic performance

Seismic performance is an execution of a building structures ability to sustain its due functions, such as safety and serviceability, at and after a particular earthquake. A structure is, normally, considered safe if it does not endanger the live ...

                                               

Seismic retrofit

Seismic retrofitting is the modification of buildings that already exist to make them resistant to earthquakes. Seismic retrofitting techniques can be applied to other kinds of natural disasters such as tornadoes and strong winds from thunderstorms.

                                               

Seismogram

A seismogram is a record of an earthquake induced motion at a measuring station as a function of time. Seismograms are usually taken by seismometers. Seisometers record motions in three cartesian axes, with the z axis perpendicular to the Earths ...

                                               

Tsunami protection engineering

Tsunami protection engineering is intended to prevent or mitigate possible tsunami damage and save lives. The best method of protection seems to be the use of seawalls in front of ports and cities. Another effective method from a tsunami is prope ...

                                               

Attribute-value system

An attribute-value system is a basic knowledge representation framework comprising a table with columns designating "attributes" and rows designating "objects". Each table cell therefore designates the value of a particular attribute of a particu ...

                                               

Analysis

Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts to gain a better understanding of it. The technique has been applied in the study of mathematics and logic since before Aristotle, though analysis as a formal con ...

                                               

Tertiary source

A tertiary source is an index or a summary of primary and secondary sources. In research, tertiary sources are used as a guide to help find primary and secondary sources of information. Tertiary sources are very useful to find search terms for on ...

                                               

Academy of Urbanism

The Academy of Urbanism is a non-profit academic research organization dedicated to urban planning and urban development. The institute is located in London. It has branches in Europe and other places in the world. The Academy employs 500 profess ...

                                               

Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies

The Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies is an independent research organization, which started in July 2006. Its office is in Kabul, Afghanistan. This office is a research centre, which means that it is an important place where people can do in ...

                                               

Duke Lemur Center

The Duke Lemur Center is an 85-acre sanctuary for several species of lemurs and lorises. It is at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The center is the largest sanctuary for these animals in the world. There are about 10 different species ...

                                               

Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical research centre in London which opened in 2016. It is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, Imperial College London, Kings College London, the Medical Research Council, University College London and ...

                                               

Industrial and Mining Water Research Unit

The Industrial and Mining Water Research Unit is a research group. They are part of the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

                                               

Institute of Political Studies in Belgrade

The institute was started in 1968. It developed out of the research unit of the High School of Political Science. It developed into a modern and independent scientific institution. After separating from the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrad ...

                                               

Wellcome Sanger Institute

The Wellcome Sanger Institute, previously called The Sanger Centre and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, is a non-profit British genomics and genetics research institute. It is funded mostly by the Wellcome Trust. The Institute is on the Wellcome ...

                                               

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is a biomedical research charity based in London. It was established in 1936. The money came from legacies of the pharmaceutical magnate Sir Henry Wellcome. Its purpose is to fund research to improve human and animal health. Th ...

                                               

International Star Registry

The International Star Registry is an organization which sells the right to unofficially name stars. It was founded in 1979 by John and Phyllis Mosele. It has published nine large volumes of the copyrighted book titled "Your Place in the Cosmos".

                                               

Star Name Registry

The Star Name Registry is a British organization that sells the right to unofficially name stars. Products and services are often marketed as gifts or memorials.

                                               

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority is a department of ICANN. IANA is a nonprofit corporation that handles many Internet-related symbols and numbers.

                                               

Swedish Academy

The Swedish Academy was started in 1786 by the Swedish King Gustav III. It was copied from the Academie française, the first Academy ever. The Swedish Academy has 18 members. The motto of the Academy is "Talent and Taste". Since 1901 the Academy ...

                                               

Academy of Science and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the national academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

                                               

Russian Academy of Sciences

The Russian Academy of Sciences consists of the national academy of Russia and a network of scientific research institutes from across the country. It also includes other scientific and social groups like libraries, publishing units and hospitals ...

                                               

United States National Academies

United States National Academies or National Academies comprising National Academy of Sciences NAS. National Academy of Engineering NAE. Institute of Medicine IOM. National Research Council NRC. serve collectively as the scientific national acade ...

                                               

Tycho Brahe

Tycho Brahe was an astronomer from Denmark. He observed the night sky before the invention of the telescope. He built a large observatory called Uraniborg on the island of Hven in Denmark. He discovered that the universe outside the Solar System ...

                                               

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish astronomer. People know Copernicus for his ideas about the sun and the earth. His main idea was that our world is heliocentric. His theory was that the sun is in the middle of the solar system, and the planets go ...

                                               

Milutin Milankovic

Milutin Milankovic was a Serbian mathematician, astronomer, geophysicist, climatologist, civil engineer and writer. Milankovic made two fundamental contributions to science. The first contribution was the "Canon of the Earth’s insolation", which ...

                                               

Johann Palisa

Johann Palisa was an Austrian astronomer, born in Troppau in Austrian Silesia. He was a good finder of asteroids, finding 122 in all, from 136 Austria in 1874 to 1073 Gellivara in 1923. Some of the notable asteroids he found include 153 Hilda, 21 ...

                                               

Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi

Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, known as al-Sufi, was a Persian astronomer. The lunar crater Azophi and the minor planet 12621 Alsufi are named after him. Al-Sufi wrote his Book of Fixed Stars in 964, in text and pictures.

                                               

Jan Purkyne

Jan Evangelista Purkyne was a Czech anatomist and physiologist. He was one of the best known scientists of his time. In 1839, he coined the term protoplasm for the fluid substance of a cell.

                                               

Ivan Regen

Ivan Regen, was a Slovenian biologist. He is best known for his studies in bioacoustics, the science of hearing and communicating.

                                               

Svante Arrhenius

Svante August Arrhenius was a Nobel Prize-winning Swedish scientist who made discoveries in physics, chemistry and earth science. Originally he was a physicist, but he won the 1903 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and was a founder of physical chemistry ...

                                               

Jons Jakob Berzelius

Jons Jakob Berzelius was a Swedish chemist. He invented the modern chemical notation. Berzelius, John Dalton and Antoine Lavoisier are said to be the fathers of modern chemistry. Berzelius was born in Linkoping in Ostergotland in Sweden. He gradu ...

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