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January 1, 2013

 

the sea with a boat in the distance

How Far Away Is The Horizon?

The horizon line can be a tricky thing to measure...

December 14, 2012

 

Goggles in different colors on a gray background

How To Make Gobbledygoop!

Gobbledygoop is a wild and wonderful mixture you can make in your kitchen.

December 4, 2012

 

a smiling girl holds a seashell up to her ear

Waves Standing

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

November 9, 2012

 

ice cubes close up

How Does Ice Cool Drinks?

Drop a few ice cubes into a glass of water at room temperature, and in a few minutes the water will cool. How does this work?

November 8, 2012

 

solar cells

Flexible, Transparent Solar Cells

Scientists have developed flexible, transparent solar cells that can be applied to windows, electronic devices, and really any surface!

November 1, 2012

 

Otis elevator mark in old elevator

The History Of Otis Elevators

In the 1850s, the height of buildings was limited by the number of stairs people were willing to climb... until Otis came along.

October 19, 2012

 

moon craters up close

Create Your Own Moon Craters!

What makes science really fun is when you get to do things yourself, so today we're going to be making moon craters.

September 26, 2012

 

lava lamp in shadow

The Physics Of A Lava Lamp

There are two ingredients inside a lava lamp: a watery liquid, and a waxy compound that collects at the bottom when the lamp is turned off.

September 25, 2012

 

bubbles floating in the air

Creating Bubbles

If you've ever wondered why blowing on a thin film of soapy water creates bubbles, this is your lucky day.

September 17, 2012

 

an illustration of a man shooting a 17th century musket

Measuring The Speed Of Sound

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

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