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December 3, 2009

 

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Flash Points

What are flash points and at what temperature do they occur?

August 25, 2009

 

Dead sea bird in oil contaminated water

Oil Spills , Naturally

It's a big deal when an oil tanker spills its contents into the ocean. And for good reason. But what about oil spills that aren't caused by humans?

August 18, 2009

 

Coal Power Plant

Energy Alternatives: Solar Power, Biofuels, and… Coal?

Could coal, a carbon-rich fuel, be the key to fixing America's rising gas prices?

July 27, 2009

 

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Plants Against Global Warming

Scientists have used computer models to show that planting crops with waxier leaves could help to reflect more sunlight and reduce global warming.

June 24, 2009

 

Oil shale deposit

Oil and Water

Is there more oil in the Western part of the U.S. and Canada than in Saudia Arabia? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 2, 2008

 

Oil covered plain

Dinosaur Oil Crisis

There's some new evidence that a giant oil fire might have had something to do with the dinosaurs' demise. Find out more on today's "Moment of Science."

March 26, 2007

 

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Chicken Shirts

It may not be on runways in New York or Paris yet, but could chicken feather fabric become a la mode?

December 2, 2004

 

Fried Candy Bars

Learn about the magic of making fried candy bars, on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Sunscreen from Soybeans

Two Department of Agriculture chemists have come up with a sunscreen made out of soy and oat brain. Learn about the new sunblock on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

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Hydrogenated Oil

Most of us know that there a good fats and bad fats. But how do we tell the difference?

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