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Posts tagged northern lights

July 13, 2009

 

Colorful effect of the aurora borealis in Canada

The Northern Lights Or Fluorescent Light?

The next time you long for the romance of the northern lights, switch on a fluorescent lamp! There may be less mystique, but the principle will be the same.

September 30, 2004

 

Infrasound: Sounds You Can’t Hear

There's a whole world of sound, called infrasound, that your ears can't pick up. Learn more, on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

When Winter Is the Best Driving Season

Although ice roads are plowed like regular roads, they offer a different driving experience. Because ice has give, a wave is created under it as the vehicle drives on top.

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