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June 12, 2015


gecko climbing up glass pane

NASA’s Gecko Grippers

NASA has designed a new grappling tool based on geckos' foot grips.

August 13, 2014


display of colored marbles on Rock'n'Roller Coaster

Rock Insider

Neutron imaging technology may give us an inside look at stony mysteries from the deep sea to deep space.

January 24, 2014


A section of brick wall

Why We Can’t Walk Through Walls

Shadowcat must use magic to walk through walls. She's definitely not using physics!

December 20, 2013


An abandoned gas pump with handle.

Some Fuel For Thought

The number of carbon atoms in fuel determines its chemical properties.

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?

March 28, 2012


child underwater holding breath

How Much Breathable Oxygen Gas Is There In The Atmosphere?

I have a friend who says there's not much oxygen on earth. Ever since I heard that I can't catch my breath! What's the truth?

April 8, 2011



Snuff: How Candle-Snuffers Work

Why doesn't the flame just continue to burn underneath the bell, no matter how flat you crush it? The answer is air.

January 28, 2011


Inside an atom

Why The World Is Mostly Empty Space

The chair you're sitting on and even the computer you're reading could be considered empty space!

August 11, 2010


Hands around an atom

Atomic Theory And Why The World Is, For The Most Part, Empty Space

Find out why the world, as we know it, is mostly empty space.

May 18, 2010



Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen And Slow Burning

You've probably seen things decay before. How does the process work?

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