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August 17, 2010


NASA Spaceship blasting off

Could Today’s Sewage Be Tomorrow’s Rocket Fuel?

Fact or fiction: Scientists may have found a way to power a rocket using poop. Fact!

July 27, 2010



Titan’s Atmosphere May Hold Clues For The Origin of Life

The study of nitrogen compounds found in Titan's atmosphere may help scientists understand how life originally formed on our own planet.

April 13, 2010



How Do Odor-Eating Socks Work?

Do you have stinky feet? It may be time to invest in some odor-eating socks!

August 27, 2009


Corn field under blue sky

Good News! Corn May Be A New Energy Source

If the government approves the Glossy 15 gene, we may be in for a drop in gas prices.

November 14, 2006


a pencil surrounded by shavings

Sharper by Far

Find out how scientists made a tip so small it only consists of one atom. Now that's sharp!

December 23, 2003


What is Air?

What does air actually consist of? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Microchip Waste

According to a report published in the journal Environment Science & Technology , computers are more environmentally abusive than we tend to think. Microchips, those tiny and much heralded silicon wafers that allow computers to do their thing, are voracious consumers of water, fossil fuels, chemicals, and gasses such as nitrogen.

September 27, 2003


The Venus Fly Trap

Carnivorous plants still rely on photosynthesis as their main source of energy. However, because they grow in areas where the soil lacks essential nutrients, they use the insects they capture as a source of nitrogen and other minerals.

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