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December 21, 2010


Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Physics Of Ramps: What Hits The Ground First?

Galileo's classic physics experiment looked at using a ramp!

December 20, 2010


The Empire State Building in New York, New York

Which Hits The Ground First: A Golf Ball Or A Bowling Ball?

Yes, the classic physics question is visited again. A Moment of Science learns about mass and gravity.

October 19, 2010


car in the air

What Happens When You Drive Fast And Fall Down?

The physics of driving and falling (we hope this never happens to you!)

July 22, 2010



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



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



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



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


Surfer riding a large green wave

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


Lava flow

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


Beach front view of ocean

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.

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