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April 2, 2013

 

blue ice stacked up

How Do Iceboxes Work?

To preserve the ice as long as possible, people made sure to cool hot foods before putting them in the icebox.

April 1, 2013

 

guy on skateboard

Ollie Gelfant And His Famous Skateboard Jump

Today's Moment of Science is about the ollie, the jump skateboarders use to jump over curbs, onto benches, or across chasms.

March 7, 2013

 

hand holding magnetite

The History Of Magnetite

The world is full of bizarre things, and none more so than the eerie tale of the mysterious black stones!

February 18, 2013

 

drawing of a man being shocked by electricity

Ben Franklin And A Very Furry Situation

Not many people remember that Franklin was an inventor . . . and a good one, too! He also did some pioneering work in physics.

February 15, 2013

 

statue of ben franklin on a bench

Ben Franklin Did Not Get Struck By Lightning

Zap... zap... zap... No, Ben Franklin was not struck by lightning.

February 12, 2013

 

woman putting on pink lipstick

How Fluorescent Lighting Affects Color

Did you know that florescent lighting affects the look of color (including makeup!)

February 5, 2013

 

footprint on the moon's surface

Why Don’t Marks On The Surface Of The Moon Disappear?

When Neil Armstrong took his "one small step", the impression he made was lasting.

January 21, 2013

 

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Molecules Get Down With Music

Here's a game you can play that will show you something about how matter changes state. You don't need any supplies except a lot of kids.

January 11, 2013

 

Using a dust mop to dust

What Is Dust, And Where Does It Come From?

If you wipe a finger across a household surface that hasn't been cleaned in the last few days, chances are you'll come into contact with dust.

January 3, 2013

 

raindrops on the roof of a car

The Physics Of Rain On The Rear Window

Raindrops batter the front windshield and seem to avoid the back window as long as the car is moving. How is that possible?

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