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What Is Latent Heat: A Layman’s Guide to Its Critical Concepts

Latent heat is described as the amount of energy that is absorbed or released, for a substance to change its state. (Technical term is phase change). For example, the additional heat required for turning water into water vapor, or on the contrary, the heat released, when vice versa happens. (Water vapor > water, because of

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Why Don’t We Feel the Earth Spinning?

We all might have heard how fast the earth rotates on its axis. There are numerous articles, and studies out there that could give you the exact time it takes, but on a high-level, it’s roughly 24 hours. We also know that at the equator, the earth rotates the fastest, with a gradually decreasing speed

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What Is the Coriolis Effect?

If you happen to live in the Northern Hemisphere, have you ever wondered why the water swirls counter-clockwise in your toilet bowl? Or, whenever there is a hurricane and or a tornado, the winds are swirling counter-clockwise as well? Here’s another typical example: The drainage of water in your bathtub does the same. All things

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