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Posts tagged heat

March 22, 2011


a home thermostat

Inside Your Thermostat: How Two Pieces Of Metal Work Together

You may have looked at your thermostat and saw a piece of metal. Learn how the metal strip controls them temperature of your house.

March 4, 2011


a pile of hacky sacks

The Little Ball That Couldn’t

There are some balls that are specifically designed not to bounce. The question is, how do these so-called 'dead balls' not bounce?

July 7, 2010



Why Do Mexican Jumping Beans Jump?

You may have held Mexican jumping beans as a child and wondered how they work. The answer may surprise you...

June 2, 2010



Why Does Ice Cream Melt On A Hot Day? The Answer: Heat Conduction.

It's human intuition that something cold left outside in the sun will melt... but why?

April 22, 2010



Heat Is A Measure Of Kinetic Energy

Heat was once thought to be a liquid. However, we know know that heat is a measure of kinetic energy.

October 28, 2009


Toco toucan

Big Bill Chill

Scientists are learning how the Toco toucan uses its oversized bill to cool down.

October 7, 2009


The Earth from outerspace.

A Brief History of the Early Earth

What is our earth's history? New research suggests that life on Earth has existed without interruption for longer than we thought.

July 22, 2009


A bowl of popcorn

Why Popcorn Pops And Other Grains Don’t

If the water inside a piece of popcorn is what makes it pop, why don't other grains pop as well? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 24, 2008


Flamingos standing on one leg

Cold Feet and Hot Wings

Most birds you see standing on only one leg are doing an impressive balancing act while tucking the second leg into their feathers. Why do they do that?

October 28, 2008


SKy over Pacific Ocean

Ocean Heat

Most of the excess heat trapped by greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide actually ends up in the oceans.

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