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April 15, 2009

 

Chunnel entrance on England's side

Ear-friendly Train Tunnels

The most famous tunnel is the thirty mile "Chunnel" between England and France. The Chunnel is actually two separate tunnels, connected by cross passages.

September 27, 2003

 

Fossilized Poop

The topic of Today's Moment of Science is fossilized fecal matter. You heard me. Fecal matter, feces, poop, whichever you prefer.

September 27, 2003

 

Ear-friendly Train Tunnels

The most famous tunnel is the thirty mile “Chunnel” between England and France. Thirty miles of air is a lot to push around, so engineers have come up with a clever solution. The Chunnel is actually two separate tunnels, connected by cross passages.

September 27, 2003

 

American Pi

Over 4,000 years ago, the Babylonians were the first to approximate pi, and ever since, mathematicians have come up with ways of figuring it more accurately.

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