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January 24, 2014

 

A section of brick wall

Why We Can’t Walk Through Walls

Shadowcat must use magic to walk through walls. She's definitely not using physics!

July 25, 2013

 

hundreds of colored balloons in the sky

Could You Actually Float Your House Away Using Helium Balloons?

A baby grabs the string of a single helium balloon and floats right out of its baby carriage. Why can't people really float into the air using helium balloons?

January 28, 2011

 

Inside an atom

Why The World Is Mostly Empty Space

The chair you're sitting on and even the computer you're reading could be considered empty space!

August 11, 2010

 

Hands around an atom

Atomic Theory And Why The World Is, For The Most Part, Empty Space

Find out why the world, as we know it, is mostly empty space.

January 20, 2005

 

You’ve Got a Lot of Space between Your Ears

You may not realize it, but you're full of emptiness. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Seeing Inside Rocks

Wouldn’t it be nifty if there was a way we could see into rocks without having to break them? Just think of it. If we could see inside of rocks without having to slice them open, then perhaps we could see into rocks on other planets like Mars. And maybe then we could detect forms of life inside these rocks.

September 27, 2003

 

A-bomb

To create a bomb based on nuclear fission, the scientists working on the top secret Manhattan Project had to find fissionable fuel. They settled on enriched uranium.

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