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August 29, 2011

 

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How Do You Store Energy From Wind Or The Sun?

Renewable energy sources are cleaner and more environmentally friendly than fossil fuels. But you can't store wind or sun like you can oil or coal. Or can you?

August 19, 2011

 

molten rock

What Is An Enhanced Geothermal System?

We need cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy, right?

April 27, 2011

 

drilling for natural gas in New Mexico

What Is “Fraking” And Why Is It Such A Big Deal?

Natural gas, drilling, and fraking. Do you know what fraking is?

April 8, 2011

 

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Snuff: How Candle-Snuffers Work

Why doesn't the flame just continue to burn underneath the bell, no matter how flat you crush it? The answer is air.

March 4, 2011

 

a pile of hacky sacks

The Little Ball That Couldn’t

There are some balls that are specifically designed not to bounce. The question is, how do these so-called 'dead balls' not bounce?

October 6, 2010

 

wool

Hit Me Like A Ton Of… Wool?

Scientists found a more eco-friendly way to make bricks -- with wool!

September 28, 2010

 

ocean waves

Why Do Ocean Waves Sound The Way They Do?

What is the distinctive sound of the ocean hitting the sand: Woooosh!

September 5, 2010

 

energy_storage

4 Steps to Energy Efficiency: How To Lower Your Bills

A smarter electricity grid will help cut your energy bill and prevent blackouts in the summer heat.

September 2, 2010

 

flame

Activation Energy, Fire, And Burning Sticks

How does fire pass from one burning stick to another unlit stick?

July 29, 2010

 

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How To: Understand The Law Of Conservation Of Energy

The law of conservation of energy can be difficult to understand. Fear not, A Moment of Science is here to help!

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