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Posts tagged carbon

November 9, 2010

 

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Nanotubes, Solar Cells, And Renewable Energy

Solar panels can only capture so much sunlight and produce a limited amount of electricity. What are the other options for sustainable energy?

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?

April 13, 2010

 

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How Do Odor-Eating Socks Work?

Do you have stinky feet? It may be time to invest in some odor-eating socks!

January 1, 2010

 

Plastic shopping bags.

What Actually Happens When Recycling Plastics?

Ever wonder what actually happens when recycling plastics? Learn about the process on this Moment of Science.

November 5, 2009

 

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An Accidental Molecule

Find out what accidental discovery has global warming scientists excited.

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?

October 23, 2007

 

Peanut Butter In A Swirl

Peanut Butter Diamonds

You probably have some peanut butter in the cabinet right? Well, get it out, we're making diamonds!

March 8, 2006

 

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Snuff

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

September 22, 2005

 

Slow, Smokeless Burning

Robert Frost once wrote a poem about coming across an old woodpile in the forest. In describing it he refers to the “slow, smokeless burning of decay.” What a great line of poetry. Neat part about it is, it’s also technically correct. Decay is an extremely slow burning process. Or, you could say, fire is an extremely fast decaying process. In either case, what you have is the combination of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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