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July 4, 2014

 

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How Seatbelts Work

Everyone knows seatbelts save lives. But do you know how they work?

September 15, 2005

 

Penny Stack

Here's a question of burning scientific importance: How high can you stack pennies before they fall over?

June 9, 2005

 

Why Pit Stops Are Important

Have you ever taken a road trip with someone who refuses to make pit stops? It’s a dangerous matter. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Los Ant-geles

If you’ve ever driven in LA, you know that people don’t cooperate terribly well. Traffic jams, folks cutting folks off, people shouting at you out their windows . . . it’s a real headache. We’d all do a lot better–at least, we’d all move through congestion a lot faster–if we were ants. Why ants, you […]

September 27, 2003

 

Air Bags: Much Ado About Nothing

In most air bags, the sensor triggers chemical reactions that produce nitrogen gas from chemical tablets stored in the unit. The gas whooshes into the bag and inflates it in only a few milliseconds.

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