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September 16, 2016

 

Different colored billiard balls

How’s Your Fastball?

No matter HOW fast the "fast" ball is moving, it will still fall at the same speed as the ball that just meanders over the edge.

July 19, 2016

 

Inside an atom

Meet the New Elements

Do you remember seeing some blank squares at the end of the periodic table of elements? Those blanks were for elements we knew existed, but hadn't yet observed.

February 7, 2014

 

Different colored laser beams intersect in the darkness

Real Lightsabers?

While science still has a long ways to go, new research gives us hope that we may be able to make a real lightsaber someday.

January 24, 2014

 

A section of brick wall

Why We Can’t Walk Through Walls

Shadowcat must use magic to walk through walls. She's definitely not using physics!

January 3, 2014

 

Close up view of a car's speedometer

Cruisin’ With Technology

While it may seem like magic, your car's cruise control is really just an amazing feat of engineering.

October 1, 2013

 

tires in a tire yard

NASA Wants To Teach You About Hydroplaning

Why you should thank NASA for rainy day road safety on this Moment of Science.

August 22, 2013

 

hulk action figure

What Is Gamma Radiation?

Just what is gamma radiation, and can it really turn you into the Hulk?

July 25, 2013

 

hundreds of colored balloons in the sky

Could You Actually Float Your House Away Using Helium Balloons?

A baby grabs the string of a single helium balloon and floats right out of its baby carriage. Why can't people really float into the air using helium balloons?

July 22, 2013

 

purple heel shoes on a wood floor

Under Pressure

Why does getting stepped on by a high heel seem to hurt so much more than getting stepped on by any other shoe? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

July 1, 2013

 

fire Extinguishers

What Happens When Fire Extinguishers Go Bad

Did you know that fire extinguishers can go bad?

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