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July 12, 2013

 

woman getting ready to play tennis on the tennis court

What Is The Difference Between Clay And Grass Tennis Courts?

Some people prefer clay tennis courts, others like grass. We'll discuss the difference between the two on this Moment of Science.

December 18, 2012

 

beer floats on a wooden beam

Want To Drink Less Alcohol? Change Your Glass.

Does drinking from a curved glass increase the chance that you'll drink faster?

December 6, 2005

 

a pile of hacky sacks

The Little Ball That Couldn’t

There are some balls that are specifically designed not to bounce. The question is, how do these so-called 'dead balls' not bounce?

July 29, 2004

 

Floating Tin Foil

How does tinfoil float? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Tricking Your Ears

By temporarily altering the shape of the pinnas with plastic molds, researchers in the Netherlands found that indeed, people with new pinnas had a hard time locating sound sources.

September 27, 2003

 

Lose Weight Fast

Any motion takes energy to perform. And little motions like rearranging things on your desk or stretching your back, if you do them all the time, start to add up.

September 27, 2003

 

Beetles that Collectively Seduce Male Bees

As you land on top of her you realize too late the mistake you have made. You do whatever it is that bees do when they are terrified. This is no female bee, no possible mate.

September 27, 2003

 

Cows and Waterbeds?

The first cows that come back from milking head right for the stalls with waterbeds, and some cows have been known to wait around for other cows to clear out so that they can grab their spot.

September 27, 2003

 

Ancient Goodies

Ancient Goodies on today’s Moment of Science; Chocoholics might just not be a modern phenomenon.

September 27, 2003

 

Buckminster Fuller and His Geodesic Dome

R. Buckminster Fuller was a twentieth century scientist, philosopher, inventor, and was also named a great architect.

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