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Posts tagged energy

August 7, 2014

 

A cart full of tennis balls on a tennis ball court

Bouncing Balls

The more inflated a ball is, the less energy it coverts to heat, and the more energy it has to bounce.

April 1, 2014

 

A thermometer with blue fluid reads 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

February 7, 2014

 

Different colored laser beams intersect in the darkness

Real Lightsabers?

While science still has a long ways to go, new research gives us hope that we may be able to make a real lightsaber someday.

November 12, 2013

 

Oil drill pumps water at a fracking site.

Fracking Quakes

Scientists link fracking to the surge in earthquakes across the U.S.

September 9, 2013

 

goldfish in a tank

Eating Offspring

How can parents eat their offspring?

January 30, 2013

 

a man in a straw hat taking a siesta

The Science Of The Siesta

Ever feel sleepy after a big lunch? Find out the science behind taking a siesta!

November 9, 2012

 

ice cubes close up

How Does Ice Cool Drinks?

Drop a few ice cubes into a glass of water at room temperature, and in a few minutes the water will cool. How does this work?

October 19, 2012

 

moon craters up close

Create Your Own Moon Craters!

What makes science really fun is when you get to do things yourself, so today we're going to be making moon craters.

September 12, 2012

 

leaves in a green forest

Leaves Inspire Better Solar Panels

While solar panels typically have smooth surfaces, leaves have tiny wrinkles and folds that allow for maximum light absorption.

August 24, 2012

 

restaurant with Calories sign

How Do Scientists Measure Calories In Food?

A food Calorie represents the amount of energy that will raise the temperature of one kilogram of water one degree Celsius.

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