East Coast Earthquake of 2024. Natural Disaster Alert for the Tri-state Area.

East coast earthquake location shown on map

On April 5th, 2024, residents in New Jersey, New York, Pennsyvania and beyond experienced a moderate earthquake. A natural phenomenon that is unusual for the U.S. east coast. Measuring magnitude 4.8 on the Richter scale the widespread shaking fortunately only caused minor damage. Although the physical ramifications were negligible the phycological effect of the ground […]

Magnetic Force: Powering the Planet and Shake Rechargeable Flashlights

Magnetic Force inside a Fusion Reactor

Physicists define magnetic force as an invisible field of energy between electrically charged particles. It is responsible for the action of electric motors, conventional power generation, and is essential in concentrating high energy plasma to produce and contain a fusion reaction. Commercial nuclear fusion power is advancing towards reality. Fusion will change human civilization, and […]

Enhancing Student Engagement: Universal Design Learning Strategies

Enhancing student engagement universal design for learning

To enhance student engagement the Curricular Design and Professional Learning (CAST) organization created the Universal Design for Learning Program. Referred to as UDL, “the program guides the design of learning experiences to proactively meet the needs of all learners. The goal is for all learners to become “expert learners.” Expert learners are purposeful and motivated, […]

2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast Intense Global Implications

Atlantic Hurricane Satellite Image

The anticipation surrounding the upcoming 2024 Atlantic hurricane season is marked by forecasts predicting extreme tropical storm activity. Experts point to the transition from El Niño to La Niña weather pattern as a significant factor driving this forecast. Supporting the prediction is historical weather data showing La Niña typically reduces upper atmosphere wind shear, fostering […]

Migratory Species Decline: The Effects of a Slowing AMOC.

Blacktip shark gathering is warm ocean waters.

The global decline of migratory species as reported in The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) requires international attention. A recent United Nations report highlights a decline that transit country boundaries by air, land, and sea. Nearly half of the world’s wildlife population is threatened due to various conditions like […]

Shake Flashlight Demand Following Japan’s Noto Peninsula Earthquake

Rescuers survey earthquake damage.

A rising demand for shake flashlights by Japan emergency responders is taking place because of a devastating 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan’s Ishikawa on January 1, 2024. The quake caused at least 232 confirmed deaths, with Wajima City severely affected. The popular Wajima Morning Market suffered extensive damage, resulting in additional casualties. The earthquake caused […]

Electrical Blackout Meal Preparation. Cooking the Old-fashioned Way. 

Fallen tree across powerline creates electrical blackout

A power outage for many Americans means hardship. Especially when it comes to cooking a meal. In the past, toasters, microwaves, and electric ovens didn’t exist, yet people successfully cooked hearty, flavorful meals for their families. Tasty meal preparation during an electrical blackout can be a simple and enjoyable experience.  Electrical cooking appliances ended daily […]

Lithium Mining: Environmental and Social Impact of Mineral Extraction

Lithium mineral presentation in periodic table, ore, and batteries

Lithium mining is becoming the gold rush of the 21st century. Lithium is in high demand as consumers gravitate to electric vehicles and power banks that store electricity generated from solar panels and wind turbines. Picture this, a vast expanse of 750,000 acres in the middle of Chile’s Atacama Desert. Vibrant blue and yellow ponds […]

Solar Energy Growth in the United States: Future Projections

Clear light bulb containing tree and solar panel reflecting solar power growth

In December, the SUN DAY Campaign analyzed official government reports pertaining to U.S. power generation. They found that renewable energy solar power growth is increasing among electrical generation sources in the United States. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), solar power now constitutes 7.3% of the country’s total installed generating capacity. Despite this […]

Essential Camping Gear. Lighting the way with Fuji EnviroMax Flashlight 127

Essential Camping Gear, two campers using flashlights at night.

Essential camping gear includes a flashlight that is versatile, rugged, and multi-functional. For campers and outdoor adventurers such a flashlight saves the day or should we say the night. Maximize your camping experience with the versatile Fuji EnviroMax Flashlight 127. This flashlight combines the functions of a flashlight and telescoping COB lantern, catering to all […]