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September 27, 2007

 

Woman with sinus headache

Paranasal Sinuses

You've most likely had a sinus infection, or known someone who has, but what exactly are sinuses? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 17, 2007

 

People examining art pieces at gallery

Gallery Feet

Ever wonder why it's so tiring just standing around at museums? It's not like your getting tons of exercise. Find out on this Moment of Science.

April 9, 2007

 

a sink with running water

Make a Heliosheath in Your Sink

Similar physics that governs our solar system can be seen in your own kitchen sink!

April 9, 2007

 

a diagram of the sun's heliosphere

The Heliosphere

Solar winds create a bubble that cover our entire solar system! Scientists call this the sun's heliosphere.

May 29, 2006

 

manhole

The Case of the Flying Manhole Cover

Say you're walking down a city street, minding your own business, when you approach a manhole...

September 29, 2005

 

A Ping Pong Physics Trick

Here's a question for you: Do you think you could produce enough wind to blow a ping pong ball out of a funnel?

July 29, 2005

 

The Garden Hose

Have you ever sprayed someone with a garden hose? If you wanted to get them good, you placed your finger over part of the tip of the hose. The water then sprayed out faster and farther. Why does putting your finger over the tip of the hose make the water shoot out faster and farther? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 27, 2005

 

No Pressure

Some very adventurous people have used big suction cups to climb the fronts of glass buildings. However, they’d better not climb too high, because the higher you go, the less effective a suction cup will be. In space they’re no good at all! Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 3, 2005

 

Squished by a Mountain

Mount Everest is five-and-a-half miles high. Pretty impressive, unless you live on Mars. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 3, 2005

 

How to Blow Your Nose

Do you know the correct nose-blowing technique? Is there a correct way, and what is the difference? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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