Archive for March, 2014

Energy Through Motion

03.25.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Developing technologies have made it possible to turn motion into useable energy!  It’s been discovered that contact between surfaces creates a charge differential.  This charge differential causes a voltage difference that can be harnessed for useable power.  This makes it possible to reuse kinetic energy for technological uses.  In fact, it has been determined that one ...

Hurricane watch!- Cyclone Lusi hits New Zealand

03.25.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

A little more than a week ago, New Zealand experienced a category 1 hurricane that hit the island with strong winds and coastal flooding. New Zealand has recently been getting less rainfall than usual, but the cyclone delivered little rainfall and mainly winds ranging from 50-90 mph. The winds only caused minor damages to the islands. ...

Dark Chocolate is Good for You

03.19.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Researchers have just found out the exact reason why dark chocolate is so good for you. Certain bacteria in the stomach take in the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds and that are good for the heart. They were able to find two types of microbes in the stomach, simply the good ones and ...

School lunch standards

03.18.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

In 2012, federal standards were launched requiring schools to offer healthier meals. This has lead to an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption according to a study done by the Harvard school of Public Health. The study measured food consumption before and after the standards went into effect, however they have shown an increase in ...

Water Bottle Ban in San Francisco

03.17.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

San Francisco is going green. The city’s board of supervisors voted to ban the sale of plastic bottles within the city’s borders. This is a very big step in environmental change for the state of California. This ban follows Concord, Mass, which became the first city in America to ban the sale of plastic water ...

Meat and cheese may be as bad for you as smoking

03.04.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

According to a study done by the University of California, a high protein during middle ages may be just as bad for you as smoking. It says that having this type of diet that includes lots of protein from animal sources such as meat, cheese, and milk, makes you twice as more likely to die ...

Drought in California

03.02.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

According to an article in the La Times, in Long Beach, California, there is a shortage of water. California is usually a place where this is common, and droughts are a problem. Because of this, city officials are restricting the area’s water usage and putting caps on how much water can be used. California has ...