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Posts tagged equilibrium

September 13, 2011

 

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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, 2010

 

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Fact Or Fiction: Pregnant Women Should Not Wear High Heels

Is it true that pregnant women should avoid high heels?

December 12, 2007

 

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How To Get Your Sea Legs

After being on a boat, when you lie down to sleep that night the bed seems to be rocking, up and down, just like the boat. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 2, 2004

 

Bye-bye Chicago?

Is Chicago really sinking? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2004

 

Why Mountains Stop Growing

Why do mountains stop growing? Find out on this Moment of Science.

May 12, 2004

 

Salt vs. Ice

So exactly how does salt melt ice? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Baking Basics

Things like coffee grounds and charcoal are called “physical deodorizers,” because they absorb tiny particles in the air that are causing the smell. The problem is, eventually they reach a state called “equilibrium,” in which the deodorizer has absorbed all it can.

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