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December 7, 2011


ocean waves

Why Don’t We Get Most Of Our Energy From Ocean Waves?

Ocean waves pack so much power, in fact, that if we were able to harness all that wave energy, we'd have more than enough power to get rid of fossil fuels.

December 1, 2011



Landing Strips For Bees

Flowers broadcast their hidden treasure with bright colors, sweet scents and beautiful markings. However, flowers' markings are more than cosmetic...

September 13, 2011


bird on a wire

Why Aren’t Bird Electrocuted When They Perch On Power Lines?

Have you ever wondered why birds aren't electrocuted by the currents that flow through high-voltage power lines?

September 9, 2011


solar system model

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps on this Moment of Science.

September 1, 2011


open refrigerator

Heating Your Kitchen With Your Refrigerator

All the refrigerator does is move heat, or energy, from one place to another. As the food inside the refrigerator loses its heat and gets colder.

August 29, 2011


horseback riding near the sun

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



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?

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