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Posts tagged air

March 7, 2014

 

Trilobite fossil

A Change In The Air

Most of us take our oxygen-rich atmosphere for granted. Once upon a time, though, Earth's air was very different.

January 27, 2014

 

Macro view of a single snowflake

Warm Spells And Snow

It may sound paradoxical, but warm spells and flurries often go hand in hand.

September 30, 2013

 

sunrise above the water

Sunrise Or Sunset: How Do You Tell?

When looking at a picture of the sun, how could you tell whether or not it's rising or setting?

July 25, 2013

 

hundreds of colored balloons in the sky

Could You Actually Float Your House Away Using Helium Balloons?

A baby grabs the string of a single helium balloon and floats right out of its baby carriage. Why can't people really float into the air using helium balloons?

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.

March 18, 2013

 

dipping milk and cookie

Blowing Milk Out Of Your Nose

Have you ever laughed so hard that milk came out your nose?

January 3, 2013

 

raindrops on the roof of a car

The Physics Of Rain On The Rear Window

Raindrops batter the front windshield and seem to avoid the back window as long as the car is moving. How is that possible?

September 25, 2012

 

bubbles floating in the air

Creating Bubbles

If you've ever wondered why blowing on a thin film of soapy water creates bubbles, this is your lucky day.

August 1, 2012

 

day and night of a street photographed

Why Are Nights More Calm Compared To The Day?

More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?

June 4, 2012

 

two draft horses pulling

Magdeburg

If you can't name a politician who was also an active scientist, that doesn't mean they haven't been out there.

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