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The Science Behind Tire Tread Patterns

You might have noticed that your tire’s tread might not look like those on your friend’s car or your dad’s car, and there are reasons for that. Different tire treading patterns are actually there for...

The Kodiak Queen: A Naval Ship’s New Life

In Spring 2017, British businessman Richard Branson intentionally sunk a decorated naval ship, the Kodiak Queen (previously the YO-44) off the shore of Virgin Gorda, a part of the British Virgin Islands (BVI)...

Understanding The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

Ninety-nine years ago, on an unseasonably warm January day, 2 million gallons of black, sticky molasses flooded the streets in Boston’s North End neighborhood. This deadly wave resulted in 21 people dead and...

Petroleum Product of the Week: Fishing Rods

If you’ve ever gone fishing, you know how important it is to use a fishing rod that’s appropriate for what you’re fishing for. One type of fishing may require a fast action rod that bends less of the pole if...

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How Car Recycling Works

When it comes to reusing, most of us probably encounter recycling options for things like paper and plastic near daily. These are the obvious ones and are fairly easy to recycle. However, they’re not the only...

History of the Cable-Stayed Bridge

Cable-stayed bridges trace back to the 19th century in Europe where they were heavily utilized before appearing more frequently in the United States. The cable-stayed bridge gained popularity among engineering firms...

How do Matches Light?

With the arrival of winter, you may be happy to light your fireplace, candles, or even an outdoor firepit to sit around with friends and family. Finding ways to light these small, convenient, and controlled fires that...