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October 6, 2014

 

a tech instructs patient before MRI procedure

How MRI Machines Work

MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a noninvasive means by which doctors get detailed visuals of the body's interior and are able to detect abnormalities.

March 7, 2011

 

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Why Does Sugar Dissolve?

Sugar cubes crumble and fall apart when they get wet. What causes sugar to dissolve?

September 2, 2010

 

flame

Activation Energy, Fire, And Burning Sticks

How does fire pass from one burning stick to another unlit stick?

February 8, 2010

 

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Why Teflon Is Slippery

How come fried eggs and melted cheese slide off Teflon?

October 8, 2009

 

A Diamond Ring

Why Diamonds Really Are Forever

Nothing will scratch or damage a diamond, while a diamond can scratch any other material on Earth. So what makes them so tough?

September 22, 2005

 

Slow, Smokeless Burning

Robert Frost once wrote a poem about coming across an old woodpile in the forest. In describing it he refers to the “slow, smokeless burning of decay.” What a great line of poetry. Neat part about it is, it’s also technically correct. Decay is an extremely slow burning process. Or, you could say, fire is an extremely fast decaying process. In either case, what you have is the combination of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Sugar?

Did you ever wonder why sugar dissolves in a cup of coffee? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 15, 2004

 

Plant Power: Soybeans and Biodiesel

As vegetables go, soybeans aren't very exciting. But they play a key role in the development of an alternative fuel called biodiesel.

September 27, 2003

 

MRI

Although dissection remains a staple of medical training, over the years we have developed less invasive ways of peering inside the body. One of the most revolutionary and successful is MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging.

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