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Posts tagged air conditioning

June 7, 2013

 

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Do Cats Sweat Or Pant When They Overheat?

When sweat evaporates, it cools the skin, and panting releases heat through the mouth. So how do cats keep from overheating if they don't seem to sweat or pant?

March 22, 2011

 

a home thermostat

Inside Your Thermostat: How Two Pieces Of Metal Work Together

You may have looked at your thermostat and saw a piece of metal. Learn how the metal strip controls them temperature of your house.

April 4, 2006

 

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Wonder Windows

In today's energy-challenged world, efficiency is key.

September 27, 2003

 

Why Lips Go Dry

Today, on A Moment of Science, why lips go dry. Let’s start by reviewing the ways in which the surface of our lips is different from the surface of the skin on the rest of our bodies. Basically, our lips are made of the same mucus membrane that coats the inside of our mouths. This […]

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