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January 21, 2010

 

A colorful fun house of lights.

How To Lower Your Electricity Bill

Scared to even look at your electricity bill? Learn how to cut costs on this Moment of Science.

September 17, 2009

 

Clouds blocking sun

It’s Raining Bacteria! The Truth About Clouds

Some clouds appear light and fluffy. Others dark and menacing. But are all clouds made of bacteria?

September 15, 2009

 

Wind turbine farm in the evening

Tapping The Jet Stream: A New Energy Source?

Could jet streams be a new energy source to power the world's electricity? Find out on this Moment of Science.

August 18, 2009

 

Coal Power Plant

Energy Alternatives: Solar Power, Biofuels, and… Coal?

Could coal, a carbon-rich fuel, be the key to fixing America's rising gas prices?

July 30, 2009

 

Earth's size compared to Titan

Sailing Titan’s Hydrocarbon Seas

Looking for a seaside vacation spot? Consider Saturn's largest moon, Titan. There's no chance of getting sunburned, but you'll want to take a heavy parka...

June 29, 2009

 

Small tilled field

Soil & CO2

You may already know that the earth stores lots of carbon in different places, like the in the ocean and plants. But are there any other major carbon stores?

April 13, 2009

 

Meteor rock from space

Bombed from Space

As a meteor passes into Earth's atmosphere it experiences tremendous air resistance on its front end, but very little on its back end.

February 18, 2009

 

Person holding small meteorite

Rocky Weather Forecasting

During a "meteor shower" bits of rocky material that enter our atmosphere from space burn up because of friction.

December 10, 2008

 

Assortment of contrails

Airplane Contrails

Why do airplanes sometimes leave long white contrails behind?

April 22, 2008

 

Red sunset over ocean

Red Sky at Night

People have been predicting weather since long before we had Doppler radar, and many of these prediction strategies have survived as popular folk sayings.

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