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September 24, 2008

 

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Cryptoendolith, Antarctica’s Tough Organism

How can an organism survive in Antarctica? What is a cryptoendolith?

June 11, 2007

 

The New York City Skyline at night.

Rocking Skyscrapers… How Safe Are They?

Have you ever been at the top of a tall skyscraper and felt the building sway? Exactly how safe are the white collars workers of big city life?

May 8, 2006

 

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Why the Wind Blows

We will answer that question, with a question. How fast does the earth turn?

September 29, 2005

 

A Ping Pong Physics Trick

Here's a question for you: Do you think you could produce enough wind to blow a ping pong ball out of a funnel?

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.

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.

March 10, 2005

 

Slosh

A standing wave is a wave that reverberates between two end-points. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 16, 2004

 

Summer Breeze, Makes Me Feel Fine

Why is it always breezy at the beach? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Why Lips Go Dry

Today, on A Moment of Science, why lips go dry. Let’s start by reviewing the ways in which the surface of our lips is different from the surface of the skin on the rest of our bodies. Basically, our lips are made of the same mucus membrane that coats the inside of our mouths. This […]

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