What Is Causing Inflation in the US?

business, economy
purchasing fruits
purchasing fruits (click here for original source image)

The recent global economic crisis has many people asking “what is causing inflation in the US?”

With unemployment topping out over 10%, it appears that corporations and individuals are being forced to tighten their belts, cutting back on frivolous expenses, and make cuts to the workforce in an attempt to survive the current economic climate. In order to combat this, central banks all over the world have been tightening their belts, raising interest rates and even taking some measures deal with debt that may no longer be worth it.

So, what exactly is causing inflation in the US?

With the recent global financial crisis, investors all over the world have become less confident in banks, which has been said to be leading to a decline in lending throughout the globe. With this decline in lending, businesses are finding it more difficult to get loans for major purchases, like a new car or home. Even business loans are becoming more difficult to secure, with banks requiring increased collateral and larger down payment amounts in order to get a loan approved.

How the Colorado River Drought is Creating a Worse Paradise

environment, wildlife

Colorado River drought is becoming worse than ever.

colorado river view
colorado river view (click here for original source image)

With less snow for the runoff, more of this water is ending up in Lake Mead and the Southern Colorado reservoirs. In some areas of the Southern Colorado basin where water has been dried out for several years in a row, reservoirs are filling up faster than they can be drained. It’s an especially serious problem in Arvada, Colorado, where the traditional water management system for the city runs dry. The result?

Lake Mead and other reservoir projects have been providing fish the last few years, and the Colorado River Basin has provided aquatic habitat for wildlife for centuries. Now, fish and wildlife are suffering due to lack of that important food source. And while the fish are dying off, the fish-killing bacteria is running rampant. It’s one of the hottest areas of concern right now for biological control overseers.

The Fish and Wildlife Service has been working with the Elbe and Colorado Rivers since the 1970s. They work hand-in-hand to provide fish and wildlife habitats in flood zones, restore flows to rivers, and restore natural fish populations. And they work to help people understand the value of keeping a balance of nature. It all starts with the way Colorado National Parks are treated. The last thing we need is for those fish to disappear.

Discovering planets With the Keplar Telescope

astronomy

Have you ever heard of a Keplar Telescope?

hubble telescope
hubble telescope (click here for original source image)

It’s a telescope whose primary mirror sits perpendicular to its objective. Because it faces obliquely away from the sun, the reflecting mirror is never perfectly aligned. That allows astronomers to detect orbiting stars and to see the effect that any celestial body might have on other light sources. Astronomy magazines recently announced that a Keplar telescope has been discovered by researchers operating through the European Space Agency.

A Keplar is basically a ring of mirrors. The term comes from German scientists who used the name for a newly developed type of large telescope they had created. Keplars aren’t all about spotting distant heavenly bodies though. They also have applications in astronomy and research. They can be used to focus light to smaller areas than would be possible with more conventional telescopes.

What Happens If A Needle Hit The Ocean At The Speed Of Light?

science

What happens if a needle accidentally hit the water at the speed of light?

needle thread
needle thread (click here for original source image)

That is a question many scientists have sought to answer for years. In Physics it is often called “light speed” and in pure hypothetical physics it is called “time”. In pure theoretical physics time does not pass, only as energy jumps from point A to point B.

In real life, how long does it take light to travel through a distance? It varies depending on the diameter of the needle, the subject of the needle, the distance from the source, etc. How long it takes for the same needle to bounce once on the ocean floor versus bouncing off each time and traveling in the opposite direction is also an interesting question. It seems that the bounce-back effect of a needle traveling at the speed of light must occur in the real ocean.