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June 7, 2011

 

How Does The Cartesian Diver Experiment Work?

The Cartesian diver, named after French philosopher and scientist René Descartes, works because of several factors.

May 30, 2011

 

Why The Chinook Winds Are So Fascinating

Legend has it that when warm, dry Chinook winds race down the eastern slopes of the Rockies, people on the plains start acting a little crazy. Is this true?

April 8, 2011

 

Snuff: How Candle-Snuffers Work

Why doesn't the flame just continue to burn underneath the bell, no matter how flat you crush it? The answer is air.

January 6, 2011

 

Do Wind Farms Affect Temperature?

Wind farms are appearing all over the United States as an energy alternative. However, are they causing more harm than good.

May 26, 2010

 

Can You Hear Me Now? The DIY Science Of Tin Can Phones!

Forget cell phones! Tin can telephones are the way to go. Learn how they work and how to build your own!

May 18, 2009

 

Clean Air, Longer Lives

What's so important about having clean air and reducing air pollution? Find out on this Moment of Science.

May 15, 2009

 

Humidity and the earth lets us know when rain is coming.

When It Smells Like Rain

It smells like rain, but how? Find out in today's A Moment of Science.

December 15, 2008

 

Megaphones

Have you ever wondered how simple megaphones like cupping your hands around your mouth amplify your voice so well?

October 20, 2008

 

Not So Silly Geese

Geese fly in a "V" formation mainly to save energy. Why a "V?"

August 22, 2008

 

The Cleaning Power Of Soft Drinks!

Learn how soft drinks can help you clean tarnished metal...

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