Today on A Moment of Science, we solve yet another common kitchen mystery. You’ve seen them sticking out of store-bought turkeys, and have counted on them to let you know when they’re cooked to perfection. What are they? Pop-up Timers! In an effort to take some of the guesswork out of cooking turkeys, producers often [...]
In this Moment of Science, we explain how and why the collapse of the Twin Towers occurred.
To be able to withstand a bomb blast, a luggage container must be made of pretty strong stuff. The magic ingredient in the best-known bombproof container is called Glare, which is short for “reinforced glass.”
Surprisingly, snow makes good insulation. In physics, an insulator is a material that does not conduct heat very well, like an oven mitt.