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September 10, 2014

 

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Tin Perovskite Solar Cells

Solar energy may be sustainable, but it's not efficient. Scientists trade silicon for perovskite to give solar cells a boost.

August 7, 2014

 

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Bouncing Balls

The more inflated a ball is, the less energy it coverts to heat, and the more energy it has to bounce.

April 1, 2014

 

If you're taking your temperature with an oral thermometer and the reading is at or above 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit, you have a fever.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

February 7, 2014

 

Normally, when laser beams intersect, they pass right through one another.

Real Lightsabers?

While science still has a long ways to go, new research gives us hope that we may be able to make a real lightsaber someday.

November 12, 2013

 

Earthquakes follow fracking sites around the country.

Fracking Quakes

Scientists link fracking to the surge in earthquakes across the U.S.

September 9, 2013

 

How can goldfish eat their young?

Eating Offspring

How can parents eat their offspring?

January 30, 2013

 

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The Science Of The Siesta

Ever feel sleepy after a big lunch? Find out the science behind taking a siesta!

November 9, 2012

 

Ice cubes are a great way to cool a drink.

How Does Ice Cool Drinks?

Drop a few ice cubes into a glass of water at room temperature, and in a few minutes the water will cool. How does this work?

October 19, 2012

 

While you may not be able to see moon craters in real life, you can create your own!

Create Your Own Moon Craters!

What makes science really fun is when you get to do things yourself, so today we're going to be making moon craters.

September 12, 2012

 

Nature is a great inspiration source for science.

Leaves Inspire Better Solar Panels

While solar panels typically have smooth surfaces, leaves have tiny wrinkles and folds that allow for maximum light absorption.

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