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October 16, 2009

 

Lightning storm

The Shape Of Lightning Bolts

Why does lightning appear to have a jagged and irregular shape?

September 21, 2009

 

Hammerhead shark in aquarium

The Hammerhead’s Hammerhead

These unique sharks have heads resembling flattened, T shaped hammers. But how would such a weird head evolve?

September 15, 2009

 

Wind turbine farm in the evening

Tapping The Jet Stream: A New Energy Source?

Could jet streams be a new energy source to power the world's electricity? Find out on this Moment of Science.

February 5, 2009

 

Squirrel on power lines

When Squirrels Get Zapped

An electrical current will always follow the path of least resistance between any two points.

January 23, 2008

 

Wave-machine Model of Clay

Wave Power

You've heard of solar power and wind power as sources of alternative energy, but have you heard of wave power?

July 17, 2007

 

Fluorescent light on brick wall

Heated Differences

Why do regular incandescent light bulbs get hotter than fluorescent bulbs? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 29, 2006

 

manhole

The Case of the Flying Manhole Cover

Say you're walking down a city street, minding your own business, when you approach a manhole...

February 8, 2006

 

bucky_ball

Buckypaper

What's six times lighter than steel but up to 250 times stronger?

January 28, 2006

 

remote_power

Juiced Up

Thanks to the simple but powerful battery power indicator, you will once again be able to change channels at lightning speed.

December 1, 2005

 

When the Sun Burps

Something mysterious happened in early January of 1997: rather abruptly, a multi-million dollar communications satellite that had been in perfect working order suddenly shut down, never to work again. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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