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Posts tagged boiling point

March 22, 2013

 

a man looks into a microwave

Exploding Water

Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.

July 23, 2012

 

Pressure cooker full of potatoes.

Cooking Under Pressure

Ever wonder what makes pressure cookers cook so quickly? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 30, 2012

 

refrigerator coils

The Rolling Boil That Cools Your Food

It sounds crazy, but household refrigerators keep food cold by bringing liquid fluorocarbon to a boil.

December 17, 2010

 

Barrels of taffy in different colors

What Is The Boiling Point For Candy?

Changing the temperature and amount of water will change the type of candy being made.

February 11, 2010

 

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Brandy From Wine: How Alcohol Is Turned Into Brandy

Have you ever wondered how Brandy and Wine are different?

January 8, 2010

 

Tall, green forest trees.

Exploding Trees

A single lightening bolt carries a peak current that's ten thousand times what an average light bulb would use.

September 27, 2003

 

Salty Seas

Kimberly Sessions, of Atlanta, Georgia wrote to A Moment of Science with the following question: “I know why the ocean is still salty: evaporated water leaves the salt behind. But how did it get salty in the first place?”

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