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December 4, 2012

 

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Waves Standing

Have you ever tried to hear the ocean waves in a seashell?

September 17, 2012

 

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Measuring The Speed Of Sound

Gunshots for science? 17th century scientist first attempts to measure the speed of sound.

May 21, 2012

 

needle floating in a plate of water

The Floating Needle

Here's a neat experiment you can try at home!

July 8, 2011

 

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Fun With Physics: Centrifugal Force And Inertia

Learn about what physicists call a "fictitious force", on this Moment of Science.

July 10, 2007

 

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The Ticking of the Hourglass

Aw, the ticking of the hourglass. Ticking hourglass? Clocks tick. Hourglasses flow. Are we mixing our metaphors? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 31, 2006

 

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The Physics of a Splash

What happens when a droplet of liquid lands on a glass surface?

July 22, 2005

 

Why Wet Sand Sticks

Your five-year-old knows when it comes to building sand castles at the beach, wet sand is much better than dry. If you fill your bucket with dry sand and turn it over, you’re likely to end up with a tumbled ruin, not a proud tower or turret. Any junior civil engineer will tell you to use damp sand from the water’s edge to construct proper parapets. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 16, 2004

 

Smashing Atoms

What are we really made of? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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