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Posts tagged 18th century

July 17, 2012

 

plaque for birthplace of Count Rumford

A Boring Program: The Concept of Friction

What do you know about Count Rumford? Learn about him on this Moment of Science.

December 27, 2005

 

A Lime a Day Kept Scurvy Away

If you’re a fan of pirate movies, you may be familiar with the term scurvy dog. It’s a curse, typically levied at a pirate who sank below even the already lowly standards of allowed piratical behavior. What does it mean? Well, “dog” is self evident, but scurvy? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 19, 2004

 

Hydrogen

Why is it that you can't put down hydrogen gas? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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