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September 15, 2005

 

Fasten Your Seatbelt

Flying through turbulence in an airplane is usually something of a nuisance; when that fasten-your-seatbelts sign comes on, you know you’re in for a bumpy ride. Here, we’ll learn how airplanes use technology to avoid turbulence in the air ahead, and about systems that can help make flying a smoother, and safer, experience. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 30, 2005

 

Flying the Jet Stream

Flying west to east is faster than flying east to west, but why? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 24, 2005

 

Bald Eagles on the Rise

Bald eagles are not longer an endangered species. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 11, 2003

 

What’s a Fly Doing in Antarctica?

What's a fly doing in Antarctica? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 21, 2003

 

Waving a Flag on the Moon

You might have seen pictures of the American flag waving on the moon. Did that occur to you as being kind of odd? How did they get it to "wave."

October 30, 2003

 

Can You Choke a Fly?

Can you choke a fly? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 23, 2003

 

How Birds Breathe

Flying is tougher than walking or running, right? So how come birds don't get winded and run out of breath?

September 27, 2003

 

A red-eyed fly

How High Do Flies Fly?

Ever wonder why flies aren't at altitudes where airliners fly? Well, maybe you haven't, but today we're going to discuss how high flies can fly.

September 27, 2003

 

Were Butterflies Created by Bats?

Scientists aren’t exactly sure how butterflies evolved this way, but evidence suggest that these ears might be evidence that bats created butterflies by driving moths into the daylight. The idea is that with the evolution of bat echolocation, moths had to find some way of avoiding the predator’s jaws.

September 27, 2003

 

A Static Fly Trap

The hope is that as the fly walks across the surface, its little body charges up, allowing poisonous spores to stick to its body like metal shavings to a magnet. If this happens, then soon enough, the fly will walk no more.

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