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May 15, 2013

 

a small birthday cake with trick candles

The Trick Inside A Trick Candle

No sooner are they blown out, then they re-light and can be blown out again. How can a candle light itself?

July 2, 2012

 

emergency fire hose

Cold Water And Fire

Everyone wants to know what to in case of a fire. Will cold water work better?

September 21, 2011

 

burnt paper

All Burned Up: Where Does Burnt Paper Go?

You took a stack of paper and burnt it. What happened to the papers when you lit them up?

September 2, 2010

 

flame

Activation Energy, Fire, And Burning Sticks

How does fire pass from one burning stick to another unlit stick?

May 18, 2010

 

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Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen And Slow Burning

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

September 27, 2003

 

The Steam Alarm

What appears to be a dark cloud or haze to our eyes is actually made of millions of tiny particles–in this case, not of water, but of burnt matter. There are two kinds of smoke detectors: ionization alarms and photoelectric alarms.

September 27, 2003

 

The Anatomy of a Flame

You can think of a flame as being like a kind of tent. Heat melts the candle’s waxy fuel, and turns it into a gas. This fuel gas floats away from the wick to fill the inside of the flame’s tent.

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