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May 17, 2011

 

hailstones on the ground

How Nature Creates Hailstones

The largest hailstone ever recorded was over five inches in diameter, weighed over one and a half pounds, and fell on Coffeyville, Kansas in September of 1970.

October 23, 2007

 

Hurricane Jeanne Off Of Florida

Hurricanes Heating Up and Cooling Down

You may have heard that global warming will result in more hurricanes that are larger and more destructive. In fact, most scientists believe this to be true.

September 15, 2005

 

Fasten Your Seatbelt

Flying through turbulence in an airplane is usually something of a nuisance; when that fasten-your-seatbelts sign comes on, you know you’re in for a bumpy ride. Here, we’ll learn how airplanes use technology to avoid turbulence in the air ahead, and about systems that can help make flying a smoother, and safer, experience. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 15, 2005

 

Airplane Turbulence

You’d expect a ride this bumpy if you were driving an off-road vehicle over rocky, uneven terrain, but a bump bump BUMP as you glide 30,000 feet above that terrain in a modern jet liner, might surprise you, not to mention scare the bajeebers out of you. After all, you never notice hard lumps and bumps as you breathe air. What makes an airplane go bump? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A dark, yellow sky.

It’s Raining Frogs And Fish, Literally!

It may not have occurred in your neck of the woods, but all across the globe people are reporting that small animals are falling from the sky!

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