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July 22, 2010

 

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Driving Under Pressure: What Happens When You Stop Suddenly

What happens to helium balloons in a car when the car stops suddenly?

June 17, 2010

 

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Geostationary Satellites: Speed And Orbit

Why can't we place satellites directly above houses that are using the signal? Why does speed determine the placement of satellites? Find out now!

May 14, 2010

 

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Why Aren’t There Any Mountains Taller Than Everest On Earth?

Have you ever wondered what the highest mountain on earth was? Well, it is Everest. But, what about mountains on other planets?

February 18, 2010

 

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Before Satellite Images, How’d We Know Earth Turned Every 24 Hrs?

Want proof the earth rotates on its axis every 24 hours?

June 15, 2009

 

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The Physics of Surfing

What water craft relies on the horizontal push from the downward pull of gravity to move? Find out on this Moment of Science.

June 11, 2009

 

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Deep Heat

If you've been to a cave, you might think that it's cold underground. Nothing could be further from the truth. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 16, 2009

 

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Hills in the Ocean

Around New Guinea, there's a watery hill almost two hundred and fifty feet high. This isn't a hill on the ocean floor, but a hill on the ocean's surface.

January 21, 2009

 

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Rowing in Space

NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon for long missions. How are the astronauts going to stay in shape in zero or low gravity?

July 6, 2008

 

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What Makes the Sun Shine?

What makes the sun shine? It's a question we rarely give much thought. However, there is a scientific explanation for this commonplace phenomenon.

June 5, 2008

 

Rooted Potatoes and other vegatables

Rooted Potatoes

It's not unusual for us to be struck by the amazing ways in which life on earth has adapted to its environment. Rooted potatoes are an example of this.

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