Relics of the Reservation

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Last updated: 10th November 2014
Polarised lenses can be used to reduce reflected glare on the source of water by removing the horizontal portion of the light. This is useful but it also has a negative effect on LCD screens, making them difficult to see.
Time capsules are a popular way of preserving the present for examination at a later date by future generations. Current artefacts are placed in a sealed container, quite often cylindrical, and buried where it cannot be disturbed easily.
Tsunami's are an ever present threat to coastal communities. They are large tidal waves causes by some catastrophic even out at sea, such as an earthquake or volcanic eruption, that displaces a huge amount of water..
The primary means of putting a payload into space is the rocket. Rockets have been around for hundreds of years, but it wasn't until the Second World War that their potential for delivering a payload, in this case a bomb, was seriously developed.
Radio telescopes are instruments that are used to detect radio signals in space. They are also invaluable for collecting data from satellites and tracking their position.
There is a decline in the Bee population. This has been linked to pesticides and habitat loss.
The Earth has an ionosphere caused by ultra violet rays breaking apart atoms of air, ionising it. The Moon does not have an atmosphere and so should not have an ionosphere, but it does. It was discovered that ultra violet rays were acting on grains of dust ionising them, and the Moon is a very dusty place.
Polarised lenses are popular for sunglasses
All you need for your own time capsule is an air and water tight container, and somewhere to put it that won't be disturbed for a very long time.
Surfing is a popular pastime and sport, especially in parts of the Pacific coastline, where there can be huge waves to ride.
Early rockets weere highly prone to failure on launch, blowing up  shortly after take off.
Radio telescopes usually have a central antenna that picks up the signals reflected from a a large disc surrounding it.
Bees are an essential part of the well being of Earth's Eco-system. Their decline is worrying scientists all over the world.
The Moon does actually have a very thin atmosphere caused by gases escaping from rocks.
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