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June 4, 2012

 

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Magdeburg

If you can't name a politician who was also an active scientist, that doesn't mean they haven't been out there.

November 21, 2011

 

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Heavy Air

Here's an odd-seeming question. Does air weigh anything?

November 9, 2011

 

Are you a fan of synthetic diamonds?

Synthetic Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Creating diamonds is a tricky business. It can be difficult to tell whether the diamond is real or synthetic.

September 7, 2011

 

How Hydrothermal Vents Support Bacteria, Worms And Other Creatures

Ocean floors are mysterious places. Thought to be empty because of pressure, temperature & lack of light, they're amazing scientists with an array of organisms.

June 7, 2011

 

How Does The Cartesian Diver Experiment Work?

The Cartesian diver, named after French philosopher and scientist René Descartes, works because of several factors.

June 6, 2011

 

The René Descartes Experiment

Most folks know René Descartes as a philosopher, but he was also one of the best scientists of his day.

February 16, 2011

 

Why Does Snow Seem To Make Sounds In Winter?

We've all heard the creaking sound of snow in winter. Did you know there is science behind the sound?

October 8, 2010

 

Why Lying On A Bed Of Nails Doesn’t Hurt

You've seen magic shows where the magician asks someone to lie down on a bed of nails. How can they do this without getting hurt?

September 15, 2010

 

Would Suction Cups Work In Space?

You've watched astronauts complete dangerous missions on space walks. Couldn't they use suction cups and suction themselves to the ship?

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?

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