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By George

By George

"By George!" is a weekly blog written by "Explore with George" host George Elliott. These are thoughts and quick research projects that have popped into his mind recently that he would like to share with you. Sometimes quirky but always entertaining and informative, it's a perspective that only George can bring to

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BY GEORGE: Sponsored Weather Fronts?

Bet you didn’t know that in Germany companies, or even individuals can pick and sponsor weather fronts.  That was a new on me as well.  But as it turns out, it’s not that infr

BY GEORGE: Light My Way

Progress in electrical engineering, pollution control, and energy security are just a few of the reasons the good old fashioned incandescent light bulbs continue to decline in significance when it

BY GEORGE: Humans Can Rock The Earth

Earthquakes seem like such a massive and potentially destructive force, you would think us little humans would hardly have any influence on whether the globe rumbles or not.  But, the fact is,

BY GEORGE: Peanut-Butter And Jelly Sandwich Not So Cheap Anymore

Well, count another reason the weather is costing us more to feed our hungry stomachs.  The hot, dry summer devastated the peanut crop, sending prices for the legume skyrocketing and forcing p

BY GEORGE: Clouds and Cloud Formation

One of the most beautiful aspects of the atmosphere in which we live are clouds. Clouds come in many forms, and each type has its own characteristics and formations. Most of us generally