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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?

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.

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