Posts Tagged ‘mountain’

Mountain erosion may add CO2 to the atmosphere

Scientists have long known that steep mountain ranges can draw carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere — as erosion exposes new rock, it also starts a chemical reaction between minerals on hill slopes and CO2 in the air, ‘weathering’ the rock and u…

Mountain-sized asteroid narrowly misses Earth

A nearly three-mile-wide asteroid originally discovered in 1981 has just made a record-breaking fly-by of Earth, passing within just 4.4 million miles (7.0 million kilometers) of our home planet on September 1, various online media outlets reported over the Labor Day weekend. According to Seeker and Space.com, the approximately 2.7-mile-wide (4.4 kilometer) space rock known […]

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The mechanics of head-supported load carriage by Nepalese porters [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

G. J. Bastien, P. A. Willems, B. Schepens, and N. C. Heglund
In the Everest valley of Nepal, because of the rugged mountain terrain, roads are nothing more than dirt paths and all material must be conveyed on foot. The Nepalese porters routinely carry…

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