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October 8, 2009

 

A Diamond Ring

Why Diamonds Really Are Forever

Nothing will scratch or damage a diamond, while a diamond can scratch any other material on Earth. So what makes them so tough?

March 11, 2007

 

macro image of a computer circuit

A Very Small Soldering Iron

How do scientist fix nano-sized computer problems?

November 14, 2006

 

a pencil surrounded by shavings

Sharper by Far

Find out how scientists made a tip so small it only consists of one atom. Now that's sharp!

June 2, 2005

 

Now That’s Small

Right this minute your body is being shot through billions of times. Sound concerning? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 16, 2004

 

Smashing Atoms

What are we really made of? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 13, 2004

 

Quantum Computing Power

The future is nearly here! Learn about the coming advances in quantum physics on this Moment of Science.

February 11, 2004

 

The Lithic Principle

Is it true that if the laws of nature were changed even a little bit, there would be no people in the universe? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 6, 2004

 

Making New Ozone

Can we make a new ozone? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Tea vs. Coffee

There are two reasons why your doctor might recommend tea over coffee. One is that tea does contain less caffeine than coffee. This is because the amount of tea leaves used to brew a cup of tea is significantly smaller than the amount of coffee beans for a cup of coffee.

September 27, 2003

 

A Well Full of Stars

The theory behind this legend goes like this: Daytime is bright, due to the sun. If you view a sunless piece of sky through a long tunnel, there should be no way for the sunlight to get into your eyes. Therefore, you should see stars.

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