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November 3, 2014

 

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The Steam Alarm

Photoelectric smoke detectors are triggered by airborne particles, including steam.

September 21, 2011

 

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All Burned Up: Where Does Burnt Paper Go?

You took a stack of paper and burnt it. What happened to the papers when you lit them up?

July 16, 2010

 

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What You Need To Know About Third-Hand Smoke

You've heard of first-hand and second-hand smoke but what do you know about third-hand smoke? Find out on A Moment of Science.

January 6, 2009

 

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Anatomy of a Flame

Fire is a chemical reaction between oxygen molecules and some kind of fuel. This reaction releases the heat and light that we call fire.

April 16, 2007

 

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Fighting Fires, Fighting Cancer

Firefighters expose themselves to dangerous chemicals and heat while they do their job.

May 29, 2006

 

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The Case of the Flying Manhole Cover

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

December 2, 2005

 

Squares Rule

“Squares” was the somewhat rude but good-natured term used for people who have consistent, if perhaps a little bland, emotional lives. A long-term study conducted from 1942 to the present suggests that squares have the last laugh. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 23, 2004

 

Frozen Smoke

What's as light as smoke but strong as a brick? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Sunrise, Sunset

Now, at sunset, the lowest mile or so of the atmosphere is filled with things like vehicle exhaust, dust, smoke, and water vapor, and all these pollutants scatter light.

September 27, 2003

 

Smoke on the Wildflower

Wildfires destroy enormous areas of forest every year. However, after forest fires, some plants manage to grow back at accelerated speeds.

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