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July 27, 2016


Older airships, like this US Army one from 1922, flew using hydrogen.

A Science Joke: Hydrogen

Why is it that you can't put down hydrogen gas? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 7, 2015


In 1960, the meter was redefined using the number of wavelengths of orange-red light given off by the element krypton.

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité…and the Metric System?

French scientists originally determined the length of a meter by measuring the distance between the North Pole and the equator and dividing it by ten million.

July 9, 2012



What Makes Tape Sticky?

Ever wonder about the physics behind your everyday office supplies?

November 19, 2004


Science Hero: Jules Verne

Learn about science hero, Jules Verne, on this Moment of Science.

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