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Posts tagged air molecules

December 17, 2009

 

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Cake Mixes And High Altitude Directions

Why must bakers adjust their cake ingredients when they live at higher elevations?

August 2, 2007

 

Pumping up flat tire

Flat Tires and Diesel Engines

As you fill a flat tire from your hand pump, you notice parts of the pump getting hot. Why would the pump get hot with all that cool air flowing through it?

January 16, 2004

 

Reentry Heat

Why does a space shuttle get hotter on reentry than on liftoff? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 23, 2003

 

What is Air?

What does air actually consist of? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Bouncing Balls

Air molecules are naturally elastic–they don’t stick together like water molecules, but rather bounce off each other in the open.

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