Home     Contact     Projects     Experiments     Circuits     Theory     BLOG     PIC Tutorials     Time for Science     RSS     Terms of services     Privacy policy  
   
 Home      Projects     Experiments     Circuits     Theory     BLOG     PIC Tutorials     Time for Science   


<< Back to INDEX

How sinkholes are created [Nature]
posted March 7 2013 20:16.23 by Giorgos Lazaridis




We have this very old saying in my country "The Earth opened underneath me feet and swallowed me down". Obviously, this comes from someone who observed... a sinkhole!

Sinkholes are created when the soil underneath the surface is corroded by subterranean water or other factors. Slowly the soil is eaten away leaving only a thin layer of crust. When this crust collapses, the sinkhole appears!

Watch this video to learn more:



[Link: DNewsChannel]
 
Share



You might also like...


Motivation to cure paralysis due to spinal injury, study suggests [Biology]

This is how the monetary system works - and its no funny [Economics]

Decapping and looking inside a USB isolator IC [Hacking]

Everything you need to know about Battery Ratings [Theory]

BCD Rate Multiplier [Education]

Moore's Law will collapse soon, a new computer Era will rise [Video]

This is indeed the best video to explain the differential gears operation [Video]

The equality that prevents our Earth to dive into the sun [Video]


<< Back to INDEX



Comments

  Name

  Email (shall not be published)

  Website

Notify me of new posts via email


Write your comments below:
BEFORE you post a comment:You are welcome to comment for corrections and suggestions on this page. But if you have questions please use the forum instead to post it. Thank you.


      

  • At 7 March 2013, 23:14:41 user Allan wrote:   [reply @ Allan]
    • Maybe you don't want to live in Florida. Oh, yeah, alligators live there too. These nocturnal reptiles come out at night and crawl around, looking for small mammals to swallow. Need I say more ? Oh, yeah, if you happen to go to Florida, remember that hurricane season starts in September and runs through November. Don't say I didnt' warn you.


  • At 7 March 2013, 23:11:43 user Giorgos Lazaridis wrote:   [reply @ Giorgos Lazaridis]
    • @cheerio definitely. but we will have to scan the whole area!
      i remember 2 years before, i was on the road and i saw a huge hole in the ground and a truck inside the hole :D the hole was HUGE but not deep


  • At 7 March 2013, 22:42:23 user cheerio wrote:   [reply @ cheerio]
    • How can we detect them? I would say infra sonic should do the job. By measuring the various echos we can pretty much calculate the composition and distance of the layers beneath our feet. This guy did not think about it long enough... But there is a downside. If we try to measure really deep then the impulses can fracture the layers of the ground and that can be bad for the water we love to drink :)












     Contact     Forum     Projects     Experiments     Circuits     Theory     BLOG     PIC Tutorials     Time for Science     RSS   

    Site design: Giorgos Lazaridis
    © Copyright 2008
    Please read the Terms of services and the Privacy policy