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Posts tagged clothes

December 7, 2010

 

Public Washers and Dryers

How Do Dryer Sheets Work?

Yes, we have the answer! How do those dryer sheets work in the dryer?

October 16, 2008

 

Dryer lint in bucket

The Color of Lint

Your laundry is a mix of clothes of all different colors. Why, then, does the lint that collects in the lint tray always come out a bland gray?

April 22, 2008

 

Neanderthal Skull Replica

Left Exposed to Extinction

The Neanderthals were smart, tough, and well-adapted to the cold where they lived in regions north of Africa, so what happened to them?

August 4, 2005

 

Giving Your Clothes a Lube Job

Throw your laundry into the dryer without a dryer sheet, and it comes out a rumpled, static-y mess. Toss one in and the results are much better. How can adding this flimsy sheet change the way all your clothes come out of the dryer? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Mothballs

Thanks to clothes moths and their fabric devouring larvae, your expensive Scottish wool sweater may one day resemble Swiss cheese.

September 27, 2003

 

Is It Brain Death or a Coma?

On this Moment of Science, we discuss the difference between brain death and a coma.

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