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May 2, 2014

 

Black and white photograph of a long jumper in mid-flight.

The Physics Of The Hitch Kick

Ever wondered why long jumpers move the way they do? Science has the answer!

January 18, 2012

 

sun up close with sun spots

Does The Sun Spin?

True or false? The sun spins.

February 10, 2009

 

Head first slide into third base

Head First Slide

Have you ever wondered why some baseball players slide feet first and some slide head-first? Does either way provide an advantage?

December 2, 2008

 

Man-Made Water Reservoir

Spinning Our Planet

Most people would imagine that the Earth's rotation would be immune to our tampering. As it turns out, this isn't the case.

July 3, 2007

 

Tracking and data relay satellite in hangar

A Three Foot Orbit

Science tells you that you weigh less standing on the equator than you do at the north pole. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 29, 2007

 

Person On Bathroom Scale

The Equatorial Weight-loss Program

You've tried all sorts of diets, you work out regularly, and you avoid fatty foods, yet still nothing seems to take off those extra pounds eh?

May 8, 2006

 

flags_wind

Why the Wind Blows

We will answer that question, with a question. How fast does the earth turn?

April 25, 2005

 

Standing on One Foot

Try standing on one foot. Not so hard, you say? Try it with your eyes closed. Now that’s much harder! Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 16, 2004

 

The Front End of the Earth

Enjoy star gazing?Then this Moment of Science is for you!

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