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Posts tagged static electricity

August 3, 2012

 

plastic-wrap

Why Does Plastic Wrap Cling To Itself?

Plastic wrap clings for two reasons: it's elastic and it's sticky. Let's explore the chemistry beneath the elasticity and stickiness of plastic wrap.

February 22, 2012

 

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How Do Photocopying Machines Work?

Photocopying machines are fairly complicated devices, but the basic principal is pretty simple.

October 29, 2011

 

Dry ice sublimating from a glass with blue liquid

Get Your (Mad) Science On This Halloween!

Fill your weekend with family-friendly, Halloween-inspired science and math activities!

March 7, 2006

 

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Thunder Snow

Why is thunder so much more likely in summer than in winter?

September 27, 2003

 

Is It Brain Death or a Coma?

On this Moment of Science, we discuss the difference between brain death and a coma.

September 27, 2003

 

A Static Fly Trap

The hope is that as the fly walks across the surface, its little body charges up, allowing poisonous spores to stick to its body like metal shavings to a magnet. If this happens, then soon enough, the fly will walk no more.

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