Tidal waves actually have nothing to do with tides, and nothing to do with ordinary ocean waves. Find out what causes them on this Moment of Science.
Geese fly in a "V" formation mainly to save energy. Why a "V?"
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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?
We will answer that question, with a question. How fast does the earth turn?
Here's a question for you: Do you think you could produce enough wind to blow a ping pong ball out of a funnel?
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.
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.
A standing wave is a wave that reverberates between two end-points. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Why is it always breezy at the beach? Find out on this Moment of Science.