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May 15, 2013

 

You keep huffing and puffing, and...the candle still doesn't go out. Learn about the science behind trick candles on this Moment of Science.

The Trick Inside A Trick Candle

No sooner are they blown out, then they re-light and can be blown out again. How can a candle light itself?

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.

July 22, 2010

 

Driving Under Pressure: What Happens When You Stop Suddenly

What happens to helium balloons in a car when the car stops suddenly?

January 6, 2009

 

Anatomy of a Flame

Fire is a chemical reaction between oxygen molecules and some kind of fuel. This reaction releases the heat and light that we call fire.

June 19, 2007

 

Candle light can give better light than using a mirror to capture light.

A Candle in the Dark

You light a candle in a dark room. Now suppose a mirror is brought in. Is the room brighter?

March 8, 2006

 

Snuff

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

February 2, 2004

 

The Fireproof Balloon

Want to try an experiment involving water, fire, and a balloon? Learn about "The Fireproof Balloon" on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Anatomy of a Flame

You can think of a flame as being like a kind of tent. Heat melts the candle’s waxy fuel, and turns it into a gas. This fuel gas floats away from the wick to fill the inside of the flame’s tent.

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