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December 20, 2012

 

A paper cut on fingertip

Paper Cuts, Why So Painful?

Why does a paper cut hurt so much more than a cut with a razor blade?

February 22, 2012

 

xerox photocopy machine

How Do Photocopying Machines Work?

Photocopying machines are fairly complicated devices, but the basic principal is pretty simple.

September 7, 2011

 

Pile of crumpled white notebook paper with one ball of yellow paper

Why Is Crumpled Paper So Strong?

Crumple up a piece of paper. The crumpled ball gets stronger the more it is compressed, why is that?

December 16, 2010

 

Old books that are falling apart

Why Do Some Old Books Turn Yellow And Fall Apart?

You go to the library and check out an old book. When opening the book, you notice the pages are yellow and falling apart. Why is this happening?

December 15, 2010

 

Homemade paper drying

The Chemical Process Of Cellulose To Paper

How does cellulose turn into paper? What chemistry is occurring?

April 30, 2010

 

torn-paper_086

The Science Behind Tearing Paper

Why is it so difficult to tear paper in an even, straight line?

October 2, 2009

 

A ball of pulped paper in a green bowl.

How To Make Paper In Your Own Kitchen

Paper is an indispensable part of modern life. In fact, each American uses about 600 pounds of paper every year. Where does all this paper come from?

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