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Posts tagged temperature

August 1, 2012

 

day and night of a street photographed

Why Are Nights More Calm Compared To The Day?

More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?

July 2, 2012

 

emergency fire hose

Cold Water And Fire

Everyone wants to know what to in case of a fire. Will cold water work better?

April 27, 2012

 

sliced white bread on a cutting board

How To Keep Bread From Going Stale

Don't try to store a loaf of bread in the refrigerator if you want it to stay fresh--refrigeration is the quickest way to make bread go stale.

March 12, 2012

 

Fossil shells

Scientists Use Ancient Shells To Learn About The Past

If you needed to know what the weather was like in Singapore tens of millions of years ago, you'd have to consult a different source.

January 31, 2012

 

open refrigerator

Why Refrigerators Hum

How does the gas coolant that just chilled your fridge make the coils warm? The secret's in the refrigerator's hum.

January 30, 2012

 

refrigerator coils

The Rolling Boil That Cools Your Food

It sounds crazy, but household refrigerators keep food cold by bringing liquid fluorocarbon to a boil.

September 12, 2011

 

man outside in the cold

Thermal Adaptation: How Your Body Adjusts To Temperature

When you adapt to a temperature it means it doesn't feel cold or hot, but neutral.

June 3, 2011

 

Young penguins pose for the camera

To Keep Warm, Penguins Do The Wave

By synchronizing movements and huddling with one another, Emperor penguins can stay warm in the coldest place on Earth.

March 29, 2011

 

reptile

What Do “Cold Blooded” And “Warm Blooded” Mean?

Scientists dislike using the terms "cold blooded" and "warm blooded."

March 22, 2011

 

a home thermostat

Inside Your Thermostat: How Two Pieces Of Metal Work Together

You may have looked at your thermostat and saw a piece of metal. Learn how the metal strip controls them temperature of your house.

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