Geese fly in a "V" formation mainly to save energy. Why a "V?"
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Unfortunately, lying down in shallow water and breathing through a hollow reed won't work if you need a quick getaway. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Helium balloons fly because they're lighter than air. As you walk through air, it's natural to think of air as weighing nothing, though that is not the case.
Have you ever been at the top of a tall skyscraper and felt the building sway? Exactly how safe are the white collars workers of big city life?
How do modern-day pilots navigate their way at 35,000 feet?
Why doesn't the flame just continue to burn underneath the bell, no matter how flat you crush it? The answer is air.
Here’s a physics classic. Suppose you drop a golf ball and a bowling ball from the Empire State Building. Which hits first? Answer? They hit at the same time. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Here's a question for you: Do you think you could produce enough wind to blow a ping pong ball out of a funnel?
Robert Frost once wrote a poem about coming across an old woodpile in the forest. In describing it he refers to the “slow, smokeless burning of decay.” What a great line of poetry. Neat part about it is, it’s also technically correct. Decay is an extremely slow burning process. Or, you could say, fire is an extremely fast decaying process. In either case, what you have is the combination of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Learn more on this Moment of Science.