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Posts tagged air pressure

January 10, 2018

 

hot air balloon

Full of Hot Air?   

It's a gas! Air consists of nitrogen and oxygen and lots of empty space.

March 3, 2017

 

Train tunnels are designed to let air forced inside by the train escape

Popping Ears on a Train

Why do people's ears pop when they're riding on trains?

October 12, 2016

 

On days where a storm is rolling in, water boils slightly faster.

Boiling Water Under Boiling Clouds

Why does water boil faster on stormy days rather than sunny days?

September 28, 2016

 

Think about lift and weight, the two opposing vertical forces involved in flight.

Story Problems For The Birds

If you load a plane that can hold up to 2,000 pounds with more than 2,000 pounds of birds, will it still be able to take off?

January 8, 2016

 

airplane wing

Popping Ears

Ears pop during flight because of changes in air pressure as the plane ascends and descends.

May 16, 2013

 

The air at the top of Mount Everest is much thinner than the air at sea level, making it more difficult to breathe

Air Pressure On Everest

Planning on climbing Mount Everest? You might want to plan to be gasping for air. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 31, 2012

 

Do you like to fly?

Why Do Changes In Air Pressure Cause Ear Pains?

Beware of that crying baby...

July 23, 2012

 

Cooking Under Pressure

Ever wonder what makes pressure cookers cook so quickly? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 9, 2012

 

gttf

What Makes Tape Sticky?

Ever wonder about the physics behind your everyday office supplies?

January 16, 2012

 

Look at those dimples!

Why Do Golf Balls Have Dimples?

The little dimples on the golf ball... they're the subject of this Moment of Science.

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