Emily Gutowski

Safely Handle Household Objects with Mercury

Even if you don’t know much about mercury, you’ve probably heard it can be potentially dangerous. It also happens to be used in thermometers, old thermostats, and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Even though we have safer alternatives nowadays, like digital thermometers, smart thermostats, and LEDs, some of us still rely on CFLs and old-school thermometers …

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Why Don’t We Have Many Swamp Coolers in Florida?

Considering that Florida is truly a glorified swamp, you’d think that swamp coolers would be commonplace here, right? Contrary to their name, swamp coolers are actually most effective in hot, dry climates. They are formally called “evaporative coolers” and rely on evaporation to cool the air that moves through them. You’d be much more likely …

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