The Gray Man of Hatteras

 , By Caroline
on Saturday, August, 27 2011 06:03:53 pm   , 231 words  
Categories: Uncategorized , 45881 views

With Hurricane Irene battering the coast of North Carolina it brings to mind The Gray Man of Hatteras, a ghost that is said to appear foreshadowing approaching hurricanes. The legend is that a man dressed in grey clothes walks along the Cape Hatteras shore between Cape Point and the Hatteras Lighthouse warning of approaching hurricanes more »

Wildflowers: Spiderworts

 , By Ronald Howard Livingston
on Wednesday, August, 10 2011 06:37:43 pm   , 1075 words  
Categories: Uncategorized , 56611 views

Spiderwort is a rather peculiar name for a flowering plant, and explanations for it differ from one reference to another. The genus name (Tradescantia) is in honor of John Tradescan, Senior, head gardener for King Charles I of England. more »

From Plastic and Biomass Refuse to Oil

 , By Ronald Howard Livingston
on Monday, July, 18 2011 11:56:00 pm   , 829 words  
Categories: Uncategorized , 70831 views

Over the last few years, as costs of motor fuels climb ever higher and as concerns grow over the carbon footprint of waste products ranging from sewerage to plastics, the process of thermal depolymerization (the breakdown of complex macromolecules which consist of repeating structural units into monomers or simple molecules capable of bonding to form polymers) has been increasingly applied as a solution for dealing with waste and thus has been increasingly in the news. more »

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