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Posts tagged heat

March 30, 2018

 

Benjamin Franklin And The Case Of The Mysteriously Cold Lock

Benjamin Franklin conducted experiments to understand heat by using a silver dollar and a candle.

March 6, 2018

 

Weather reports in the United States rarely distinguish between the ground and air temperatures.

What The Weather Report Doesn’t Tell You

There can be big variations in the temperature based on height and distance from the ground.

February 12, 2018

 

The heat from a relatively small hot tea produces a disproportionate amount of sweat that cools the body more effectively than room-temperature water.

Serve The Tea

It might sound counterintuitive, but a warm beverage on a hot day can help cool you off.

January 30, 2017

 

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Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

It's time to zap the myth that microwaving food somehow damages or irradiates it.

August 3, 2016

 

Remember to cool off your soup so it is safe to eat!

Soup’s Ready!

Why does blowing on hot soup help to cool it off? The answer is evaporation.

November 23, 2015

 

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Reentry Heat

The Columbia space shuttle disintegrated while re-entering Earth's atmosphere due to damage caused from its launch. Here's why it went up but didn't come down.

November 24, 2014

 

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Why Icicles Are Wavy

Icicles are lopsided formations, by nature. Here's why:

November 11, 2013

 

Pompeii worm has a hot-and-cold temperament.

The Magnificent Pompeii Worm

The Pompeii worm proves invincible to the world's harshest conditions.

June 12, 2013

 

When a potato is cooked in the microwave, the internal water boils and produces steam.

Potato Bombs

Are you ready to learn more about potato bombs?

March 22, 2013

 

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Exploding Water

Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.

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