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Posts tagged fly

July 23, 2015


fly, close-up

Can You Choke a Fly?

Stick with the fly traps or can't choke out these pesky pilots.

January 13, 2015


fly swatter

How High Does a Fly Fly?

Flies will travel upwards of 6,000 feet to ensure maximum annoyance.

June 17, 2014


A fruit fly on a leaf

Fruit Flies in My House

Even if you don't have a big bowl of fruit sitting out in your kitchen, fruit flies can still thrive. Here's what you can do to get rid of them.

January 30, 2014


The underside of a commercial airliner taking off at sunset

Why Airliners Don’t Provide Emergency Parachutes

There are emergency exits, emergency slides, emergency air masks and emergency flotation devices. Why not parachutes too?

August 6, 2013


airplane in the sunset

Story Problems For The Birds

Say you load a plane with 2,000 lbs worth of birds. If the birds fly in circles inside the plane, will it be able to take off? Find out on Moment of Science.

January 24, 2011


An ant crawling on a wooden table

Do Insects Respect The Law Of Gravity?

You stomp at an ant crawling along the baseboard, and it escapes by climbing the wall. How do insects deal with gravity?

March 27, 2009


Robber fly on leaf

Flies That Eat Spiders

When many spiders capture a fly, they don't eat it right away. Instead, they poison the fly and wrap it in silk.

June 17, 2008


The Human Ear

Amazing Little Ears

Humans detect the direction a sound comes from by comparing the difference in time of arrival, or loudness of the sound, so why is there a difference?

May 12, 2008


Landed Fly

The Trials and Tribulations of a Lascivious Housefly

When you think about sexually transmitted diseases, I'm willing to bet a housefly isn't a thought. Flies can catch a fungus called Entomophthora muscae.

September 23, 2006


two pilots sitting in the cockpit

Airplane Navigation

How do modern-day pilots navigate their way at 35,000 feet?

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