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September 12, 2012

 

leaves in a green forest

Leaves Inspire Better Solar Panels

While solar panels typically have smooth surfaces, leaves have tiny wrinkles and folds that allow for maximum light absorption.

August 24, 2012

 

restaurant with Calories sign

How Do Scientists Measure Calories In Food?

A food Calorie represents the amount of energy that will raise the temperature of one kilogram of water one degree Celsius.

August 15, 2012

 

roasted chicken on cutting board

How Does Food Cook After Taking It Out Of The Oven?

When you take a roast out of the oven, the inner temperature will continue to rise by five degrees. How is it possible for the temperature to rise?

August 8, 2012

 

jean millet's work in frame

How X-Ray Technology Is Helping Examine Millet’s Artwork

In the 1840s, a new painting by Jean Francois Millet was unveiled in Paris. But, horror of horrors, no one seemed to like it!

July 17, 2012

 

plaque for birthplace of Count Rumford

A Boring Program: The Concept of Friction

What do you know about Count Rumford? Learn about him on this Moment of Science.

July 9, 2012

 

scotch tape dispenser

What Makes Tape Sticky?

Ever wonder about the physics behind your everyday office supplies?

July 2, 2012

 

emergency fire hose

Cold Water And Fire

Everyone wants to know what to in case of a fire. Will cold water work better?

May 21, 2012

 

needle floating in a plate of water

The Floating Needle

Here's a neat experiment you can try at home!

April 17, 2012

 

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Problem Solving And Asking The Right Questions

Often problems, whether in math, science, or daily life, are hard to solve because we're not asking the right questions.

March 28, 2012

 

child underwater holding breath

How Much Breathable Oxygen Gas Is There In The Atmosphere?

I have a friend who says there's not much oxygen on earth. Ever since I heard that I can't catch my breath! What's the truth?

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