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July 17, 2014

 

Helium balloons that have floated to the ceiling

Bang!

Bursting balloons make a lot of noise. How can something so simple be so loud?

December 7, 2011

 

ocean waves

Why Don’t We Get Most Of Our Energy From Ocean Waves?

Ocean waves pack so much power, in fact, that if we were able to harness all that wave energy, we'd have more than enough power to get rid of fossil fuels.

September 14, 2011

 

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Could An Earthquake Separate California From The Rest Of The US?

Some believe a large earthquake is going to send California careening into the Pacific. But is any of this based on scientific fact?

June 24, 2011

 

a ship's wake

The Physics Behind A Ship’s Wake

There's physics and science behind a ship's wake.

September 28, 2010

 

ocean waves

Why Do Ocean Waves Sound The Way They Do?

What is the distinctive sound of the ocean hitting the sand: Woooosh!

June 10, 2010

 

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Slosh! What Happens When Water Has Walls…

What is slosh? What is a standing wave? How are these related to physics?

May 10, 2010

 

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How Ocean Waves Form

Have you ever been to the ocean and watched the waves? How do they form?

June 15, 2009

 

Surfer riding a large green wave

The Physics of Surfing

What water craft relies on the horizontal push from the downward pull of gravity to move? Find out on this Moment of Science.

April 16, 2009

 

Beach front view of ocean

Hills in the Ocean

Around New Guinea, there's a watery hill almost two hundred and fifty feet high. This isn't a hill on the ocean floor, but a hill on the ocean's surface.

August 25, 2005

 

Doin’ the Wave

No matter when you go to the beach, the waves are rolling in. The ocean doesn’t seem to take a break. What’s causing that? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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