By Thomas Petruzzellis

ISBN-10: 0071470360

ISBN-13: 9780071470360

Fifty four super-entertaining initiatives provide insights into the points of interest, sounds, and scents of nature
Nature meets the Evil Genius through fifty four enjoyable, secure, and cheap initiatives that let you discover the attention-grabbing and sometimes mysterious international of usual phenomena utilizing your personal home-built sensors. every one venture incorporates a record of fabrics, assets for elements, schematics, and many transparent, well-illustrated directions. initiatives comprise: rain detector, air strain sensor, cloud chamber, lightning detector, digital fuel sniffer, seismograph, radiation detector, and extra

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The inte nsit), of the light is 90 pe rcent of 8. 1 O1illiwalls. 73 milliwalls. a nd so forth . If you plo t a linear graph of the intensities of light transmitted thro ugh the various layers of the gelatin. the line thai results will be curved. If you plol Ihe intensities on a logarithmic graph. a straight line results. Such a gra ph is known as a Bouguer graph. Beer's LaLU If the atmosphe re is substituted for the gelatin and the light so urce is the sun or a sta r. the same relationship holds.

A suitable collimator tube can easily reslrict your detector field of view to a few degrees or so. Although this isn't perfect. it's much bettcr than allowinl! the detector to look a t the e nt ire sky. Filters t\lany kinds of filters can be used to make Langley plots of the sun 's intensity. If your budget is limited. you can start with inexpensive colored glass or plas tic filters. You can make your own from colored glass or plastic available [rom arts and crafts shops or glass and plastic dealers.

Volcanoes make some pretty impressive infrasound. Like waves from a rock thrown in a lake. infra sonic signals move around the planet in concenl ric circles. They are b ig, slow, an d long last ing. The infrasound wave from the nuclea r explosion from a lest in China can take more than 6 hours 10 g e l [0 Alaska. The wave registered again 37 hours later as it completed ano ther lap aro und Ea rth. I (j) ~ o Big SlomlS at sea generate waves in the air. called m icrobaroms. fro m the water waves benea th.

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