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April 21, 2008

 

Two-story tall greenhouse

Why Is a Hothouse Hot?

Touch the inside surface of a window on a cold day and you can see that glass is bad at keeping out cold. Why does glass work so well for building hothouses?

October 17, 2007

 

Island Landmass

Without Heat, We’re Sunk

According to one study, we should be thankful for Earth's inner heat, because without it, much of the United States would be underwater.

September 27, 2007

 

Sunrise at the beach

The Coldest Time of the Day

When the sun first rises in the morning it doesn't get warmer right away, but actually feels colder. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 2, 2007

 

Pumping up flat tire

Flat Tires and Diesel Engines

As you fill a flat tire from your hand pump, you notice parts of the pump getting hot. Why would the pump get hot with all that cool air flowing through it?

May 29, 2006

 

manhole

The Case of the Flying Manhole Cover

Say you're walking down a city street, minding your own business, when you approach a manhole...

April 4, 2006

 

window

Wonder Windows

In today's energy-challenged world, efficiency is key.

February 9, 2006

 

paper_clips

Metal Memory

Are you familiar with shape memory alloy? There's no actual memory involved, at least not in computer or human terms.

February 8, 2006

 

bucky_ball

Buckypaper

What's six times lighter than steel but up to 250 times stronger?

January 22, 2006

 

prism

See the Heat

Do all of those bands of color have the same temperature?

December 20, 2005

 

Chinook Crazy

Doesn't heat rise and aren't mountaintops often damp and cold? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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