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Posts tagged air pressure

September 28, 2016

 

A flock of starlings fly close to the camera. The sun sets in the right lower corner of the image.

Story Problems For The Birds

If you load a plane that can hold up to 2,000 pounds with more than 2,000 pounds of birds, will it still be able to take off?

January 8, 2016

 

airplane wing

Popping Ears

Ears pop during flight because of changes in air pressure as the plane ascends and descends.

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.

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?

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