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Posts tagged heat

August 19, 2014

 

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Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

It's time to zap the myth that microwaving food somehow damages or irradiates it.

November 11, 2013

 

Close-up of a sink with hot and cold faucet handles.

The Magnificent Pompeii Worm

The Pompeii worm proves invincible to the world's harshest conditions.

June 12, 2013

 

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Potato Bombs

Are you ready to learn more about potato bombs?

March 22, 2013

 

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Exploding Water

Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.

November 9, 2012

 

ice cubes close up

How Does Ice Cool Drinks?

Drop a few ice cubes into a glass of water at room temperature, and in a few minutes the water will cool. How does this work?

August 16, 2012

 

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Step On A Crack

Most people have discovered that if you step on a crack, it won't break your mother's back.

August 15, 2012

 

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How Does Food Cook After Taking It Out Of The Oven?

When you take a roast out of the oven, the inner temperature will continue to rise by five degrees. How is it possible for the temperature to rise?

July 17, 2012

 

plaque for birthplace of Count Rumford

A Boring Program: The Concept of Friction

What do you know about Count Rumford? Learn about him on this Moment of Science.

July 2, 2012

 

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Cold Water And Fire

Everyone wants to know what to in case of a fire. Will cold water work better?

May 31, 2012

 

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Trade in Your Wind

Does the wind have anything to do with the rotation of the earth?

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