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Posts tagged water molecules

October 4, 2013

 

A used paper towel roll

How Do Paper Towels Absorb Water?

You've seen TV ads lauding the slurping powers of paper towels; while we won't make any exorbitant claims about them, we're going to discuss how they work.

March 22, 2013

 

a man looks into a microwave

Exploding Water

Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.

September 25, 2012

 

bubbles floating in the air

Creating Bubbles

If you've ever wondered why blowing on a thin film of soapy water creates bubbles, this is your lucky day.

May 21, 2012

 

needle floating in a plate of water

The Floating Needle

Here's a neat experiment you can try at home!

March 7, 2011

 

sugar cube

Why Does Sugar Dissolve?

Sugar cubes crumble and fall apart when they get wet. What causes sugar to dissolve?

February 22, 2011

 

retro microwave oven

How Do Microwaves Heat Up Food?

Have you heard the phrase, "Let's nuke it in the microwave!" Well, Nuclear power and microwaves really don't have much in common.

November 16, 2010

 

freshly sliced bread

How To Keep Bread Fresh

How do you keep bread fresh? Does it go on the shelf or in the fridge?

November 15, 2010

 

sliced bread

What Happens To Bread In The Oven?

Where does the water go when you put bread in the oven?

September 6, 2010

 

silver telescope

Planets With Water Found!

Astronomers have found a planet with water known as HD 189733b.

June 18, 2010

 

bugwater_121

How Do Bugs Float On Water?

How do bugs stand on water without going under? Learn about water molecules, surface tension, and hydrophobia!

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