Monthly Archives: October 2012

Volcanic Lightning: Beautiful but Deadly

By Kristina Kassis (Fall 2012 GE 101 student) Image source On June 5, 2011, Chile’s Puyehue volcano, located in the Andes Mountains of Southern Chile about 575 miles South of the Capital, Santiago, erupted explosively, demonstrating the dramatic power of … Continue reading

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Baumgartner’s Big Jump

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner’s jump from a space-bound platform on October 14 set several human records despite challenging atmospheric conditions. Baumgartner achieved the highest human freefall to Earth ever: 38.6 km, from his pedestal to the New Mexican desert. In … Continue reading

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Fractals

                                                     Fractals are awesome Figure 1. Fractal courteous of http://www.fractalforums.com/images-showcase-%28rate-my-fractal%29/mandelbrot-safari/ A fractal is a function that when you graph … Continue reading

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