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January 16, 2009

 

Close up of campfire

How Logs Burn

Fanning the logs can make them burn brighter, even if the fanning temporarily extinguishes the flames.

March 8, 2006

 

candle_snuffer

Snuff

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

September 27, 2003

 

Putting Out an Oil Well Fire

When fighting in Iraq, American soldiers encountered numerous oil well fires. Learn how specialized fire fighters put out the fires on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Anatomy of a Flame

You can think of a flame as being like a kind of tent. Heat melts the candle’s waxy fuel, and turns it into a gas. This fuel gas floats away from the wick to fill the inside of the flame’s tent.

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