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December 16, 2004

 

Nice Set of Pipes

Whether heard in a church or concert hall, the tones of a pipe organ are unmistakable. These massive instruments can weigh many tons, but how do they work?

September 27, 2003

 

Spinning Our Planet

How fast anything spins is partly determined by how its weight is distributed. The closer an object’s weight is to its axis of rotation, the faster it spins. To picture this, imagine an ice skater doing a pirouette. When her arms are extended, she spins slowly.

September 27, 2003

 

Bitumen

A natural by-product of the distillation of crude oil, bitumen is a thick, gooey substance usually black or dark brown in color.

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