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August 22, 2013

 

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What Is Gamma Radiation?

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

July 25, 2013

 

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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

 

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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?

June 24, 2013

 

Water droplets on a leaf

Mole Crickets Jump On Water

Would you believe there is a cricket that can jump on water?

May 10, 2013

 

brown eggs in a carton

The Physics Of An Egg And The Spin Test

Without cracking eggs open, how can you tell which egg is cooked and which is raw?

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.

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