Daily Archives: July 7, 2008

Global Warming Helps Oil Industry Find More Oil :50 Billion Barrel Bonanza in Greenland

While Al Gore scared the crap out of us with tales of Greenland’s prodigious ice sheet falling into the sea, turns out the news isn’t all bad if you are in the oil business. According to The Age, Greenland’s oil … Continue reading

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How GPS Works

Global Positioning System satellites transmit signals to equipment on the ground. GPS receivers passively receive satellite signals; they do not transmit. GPS receivers require an unobstructed view of the sky, so they are used only outdoors and they often do … Continue reading

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Sirocco, scirocco, jugo or, rarely, siroc is a Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara and reaches hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe. It is known in North Africa by the arabic word qibli (قبلی i.e. “coming from … Continue reading

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