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How Tall Can Mountains Be?

How Tall Can Mountains Be?

Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in our Solar System, towers 21,000 meters above the surface of Mars — nearly two and a half times the height of Mount Everest. On Earth, you would need a spacesuit to survive at that altitude – but could there even be a mountain that tall here on our home …

How To (Literally) Save Earth

How To (Literally) Save Earth

Soil is the literal foundation for much of life, yet we treat soil like… well, like dirt. Maybe that’s because, most of the time, soil takes care of itself; decomposing plants and animals and degrading bedrock produce new soil at roughly the same pace that wind and water erode it away But this balance between …

How Global Warming Is Awakening Deadly Diseases

Sure climate change is bad but at least it’s not causing more cases of flesh eating bacteria or something… no you’re kidding, seriously? Hey global citizens, Julian here for DNews. We talk about climate change a lot here, probably because it’s a massive looming problem that will affect the globe in profound ways. You already …

Anti desertification and reforestation with the Growboxx® plant cocoon

Anti desertification and reforestation with the Growboxx® plant cocoon

Groasis’ biodegradable plant cocoon: the Growboxx® ‘lower cost – less water – faster growth’ The inexpensive disposable biodegradable plant cocoon of Groasis, called the Growboxx®, is made from recycled paper. You can plant shrubs, trees and/or vegetables without using irrigation, resulting in 90% less water used when compared to drip irrigation. The Growboxx® creates a …

Erosion and Soil

Erosion and Soil

Hi I am Jared welcome to Fun Science Demos. The big idea today is erosion and how water has the power to shape our land. But we do not want the water to shape our land too much because we need that soil to grow plants. We use those plants for food and animals use …