Scientific Tips for Staying Warm

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Dec 102014
 
Scientific Tips for Staying Warm

Staying comfy in the cold, whether you’re hiking urban canyons or hip deep in back country snow, requires paying attention to the science of heat transfer. Loren Greenway, CEO of the Wilderness Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, said that staying warm requires understanding two key principles: conduction and convection. Conduction is the transfer of heat between two solid surfaces that are in direct contact with each other, such as when you stand on icy pavement. Convection is the transfer of heat between a […]

Does Winter Causes More Deaths than Hot Weather ?

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Jan 182014
 
Does Winter Causes More Deaths than Hot Weather ?

People living in northern climes have grown accustomed to freezing weather, especially in recent weeks. But just how deadly is the icy grip of Old Man Winter? According to the report, Cold weather, it’s often assumed, causes more deaths overall than hot weather. And the recent polar vortex that broke low-temperature records across North America provides some evidence: At least 21 deaths have been blamed on that cold-weather event. But scientific research presents a more complex picture, and for a number of reasons, cold weather-related […]