Jockey's Ridge State Park is dangerously close to nearby homes and roads. Park officials are carting the sand back to the other side of the dunes. But why is this happening?
January 18, 2019
This is one of those stories where there is so much information to share that it doesn’t fit into a traditional broadcast story, so here you go.
You might think the word play of silicon and silicone is a little like the debate over “you say tomato (toh-may-toe) and I say tomatoe” (toh-mah-toe). But while it might seem like the two words can switched easily and mean the same thing, they simply can’t be. Silicon and silicone are, in reality, two different things.
Silicon is a natural chemical found pretty much everywhere on Earth. That’s because silicon is a primary component in sand. Take a look at sand using a magnifying glass and you’ll find silicon pretty easily because it is usually found in crystal form.