- Producing electricity through subsurface dams set up over strong ocean currents
- The ability to move large amounts of people safely underwater as opposed to dangerous travel above the surface during hostile weather or attacks
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If you lowered the thermostat on your water heater by one degree this year, you could save enough energy to microwave 207 bags of popcorn or power a fish tank for 19 days.
If 1000 people joined you, we could power 10 homes for 30 days or power a hospital for 4 days.
More energy facts at the Energy Generator:
If you replaced one incandescent light bulb with a CFL, you would save enough energy to watch TV for 429 hours, watch 215 DVDs or play a video game for 201 hours.
If 1000 people joined you, you could power a roller coaster for 34 days, power a shopping mall for 31 days or power Alaska for 8 hours.
More energy facts at the Energy Generator: http://www.willyoujoinus.com/usingenergywisely/energygenerator/?gclid=CKOi6rTRjagCFcPd4AodWDCxDQ
Congratulations VCU!!! The VCU Rams are in the Final Four!!! Virginians are cheering for the "Cinderella" #11 seed Rams whom many said did not belong in the tournament.
Only two other teams with double-digit seeds have ever reached the Final Four. Who were they?
And don't miss March Ratness on Thursday, March 31 (11 am) at the Science Museum of Virginia!!! Four rats will play their own tournament - who do you think will win???
A recent acquisition into the collection of the Virginia Aviation Museum is this 1944 Eastern Airlines timetable which contains flight times and prices.
Eastern Airlines began offering passenger flights out of Richmond beginning in 1932.
This image made available from Tokyo Electric Power Co.
via Kyodo News, shows the damaged No. 4 unit of the
Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Okumamachi,
northeastern Japan, on March 15, 2011.
White smoke billows from the No. 3 unit.
Credit: AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Kyodo News
In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Japan, tsunamis are on people's minds. How much do you know about them?
Take this brief tsunami quiz and find out:
1. Name 4 geologic events that might cause a tsunami.
2. Tsunamis are also called wave trains because they are a series of waves, not just one wave. How far apart in time can they be?
3. In deep ocean water, how fast can a tsunami travel?
The word "nerd" is a fairly recent addition to the English language and is now quite common in everyday speech.
When and where was the first recorded usage of the word?
(Hint: Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday...)
Answer: Dr. Seuss holds the honor of first printed usage of the word "nerd." It appeared in the book If I Ran the Zoo, written in 1950.
On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone from the US Patent Office. On March 10, three days after receiving the patent, he successfully transmitted the famous first words.
What famous sentence was transmitted?
Answer: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
Space, the final frontier...
Today at 4:50 pm, space shuttle Discovery will blast off on its final mission into space. On board Discovery are six astronauts, the Permanent Multipurpose Module which will become sort of a storage closet for the space station, and Robonaut 2, the first dextrous humanoid robot to go into space. Robonaut 2 will test his ability to operate in zero gravity and will eventually become an astronaut's helper.