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June 7, 2011

 

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How Does The Cartesian Diver Experiment Work?

The Cartesian diver, named after French philosopher and scientist René Descartes, works because of several factors.

June 6, 2011

 

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The René Descartes Experiment

Most folks know René Descartes as a philosopher, but he was also one of the best scientists of his day.

February 16, 2011

 

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Why Does Snow Seem To Make Sounds In Winter?

We've all heard the creaking sound of snow in winter. Did you know there is science behind the sound?

October 8, 2010

 

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Why Lying On A Bed Of Nails Doesn’t Hurt

You've seen magic shows where the magician asks someone to lie down on a bed of nails. How can they do this without getting hurt?

September 15, 2010

 

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Would Suction Cups Work In Space?

You've watched astronauts complete dangerous missions on space walks. Couldn't they use suction cups and suction themselves to the ship?

July 22, 2010

 

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Driving Under Pressure: What Happens When You Stop Suddenly

What happens to helium balloons in a car when the car stops suddenly?

May 14, 2010

 

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Why Aren’t There Any Mountains Taller Than Everest On Earth?

Have you ever wondered what the highest mountain on earth was? Well, it is Everest. But, what about mountains on other planets?

October 29, 2008

 

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Old Faithful

Geysers spout up where a column of underground water is heated to boiling by "magma," or molten rock, pushing the water upward.

October 21, 2008

 

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Boiling Water Under Boiling Clouds

You may be surprised to hear that it's actually easier to boil water on stormy days than it is when the weather is clear and sunny.

October 1, 2008

 

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The Physics of Water Towers

When's the last time you turned on a faucet in your house and didn't get any water? Fortunately this almost never happens, but why?

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