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November 10, 2016

 

The difference between diesel and gasoline has to do with the average length and shape of the carbon chains each contains.

Some Fuel For Thought

What is the difference between gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel?

May 3, 2016

 

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Motional Induction 2

The ocean generates its own magnetic field, which peaks everty 12.5 hours along with the rising tides.

May 2, 2016

 

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Motional Induction

Sea currents create electric currents through a process called motional induction.

June 12, 2015

 

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NASA’s Gecko Grippers

NASA has designed a new grappling tool based on geckos' foot grips.

August 13, 2014

 

Neutron tomography uses neutron beams from a nuclear reactor to create highly-detailed images of an object's interior.

Rock Insider

Neutron imaging technology may give us an inside look at stony mysteries from the deep sea to deep space.

January 24, 2014

 

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Why We Can’t Walk Through Walls

Shadowcat must use magic to walk through walls. She's definitely not using physics!

July 25, 2013

 

Have you ever tried to float away using helium balloons?

Could You Actually Float Your House Away Using Helium Balloons?

A baby grabs the string of a single helium balloon and floats right out of its baby carriage. Why can't people really float into the air using helium balloons?

March 28, 2012

 

Don't worry... there is plenty of Oxygen.

How Much Breathable Oxygen Gas Is There In The Atmosphere?

I have a friend who says there's not much oxygen on earth. Ever since I heard that I can't catch my breath! What's the truth?

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 28, 2011

 

Why The World Is Mostly Empty Space

The chair you're sitting on and even the computer you're reading could be considered empty space!

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