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Posts tagged air pressure

September 3, 2015


hot air balloon

Full of Hot Air?   

It's a gas! Air consists of nitrogen and oxygen and lots of empty space.

August 6, 2013


airplane in the sunset

Story Problems For The Birds

Say you load a plane with 2,000 lbs worth of birds. If the birds fly in circles inside the plane, will it be able to take off? Find out on Moment of Science.

May 16, 2013


Mount Everest across landscape

Air Pressure On Everest

Planning on climbing Mount Everest? You might want to plan to be gasping for air. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 31, 2012


airplane in the blue sky

Why Do Changes In Air Pressure Cause Ear Pains?

Beware of that crying baby...

July 23, 2012


Pressure cooker full of potatoes.

Cooking Under Pressure

Ever wonder what makes pressure cookers cook so quickly? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 9, 2012


scotch tape dispenser

What Makes Tape Sticky?

Ever wonder about the physics behind your everyday office supplies?

January 16, 2012


golf balls

Why Do Golf Balls Have Dimples?

The little dimples on the golf ball... they're the subject of this Moment of Science.

January 10, 2012


a hot air balloons flys past a snowy mountain

Hot Air: The Physics Of Rising Air

Learn more about the physics of hot air and why mountain tops are so cold.

November 24, 2010


Many multi-colored drinking straws

How Do Drinking Straws Work?

How does a straw work? And would a straw work in space?

September 15, 2010


International space station

Would Suction Cups Work In Space?

You've watched astronauts complete dangerous missions on space walks. Couldn't they use suction cups and suction themselves to the ship?

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