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Show all from this expertHow does an Atomic Bomb Work?
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Jason wants to know how an Atomic Bomb works. The reaction is totally different than a chemical explosion and far more interesting. In this lesson we discuss the basics of fission and fussion. (No deep dark secrets were revealed during the recording of this lesson)
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Show all from this expertFireflies - What makes them light up?
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Joey writes in to ask about Fireflies. What makes them light up? Does the light get hot and does it hurt the firefly? We'll talk about bioluminesence and glowing creatures here.
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Show all from this expertWhat are Stem Cells? What are they used for?
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Stem cells have been in the news again with the discovery of a method to create Stem Cells from Skin Cells. Marrisa emails us with several questions about Stem Cells, so lets dig in!
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Show all from this expertNovocaine - How does it work?
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I broke a tooth the other day and have a trip to the Dentist scheduled. I hope to get a bit of Novocaine to ease the pain, but how does that work?
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Show all from this expertWhy is the night sky black?
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Why is the night sky black - seems like such a simple question, does it? Well, it has been the origin of a paradox for more than a hundred years. Let's explore.
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Show all from this expertFingers - Why are they all different lengths?
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Kathy emails us to ask about her hand. Why are the finger on her hand all different lenghts? And why are they different between men amd women? Lets find out right now!
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Show all from this expertTransparent Aluminum - Science Fact or Science Fiction?
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Jeff writes in today to discuss his interest in science fiction and in particular the existance of Transparent Aluminum. Can we really create such a material?
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Show all from this expertMagnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI - How does it work?
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Casey writes in again to ask a question about MRI imaging and how it works. Does having an MRI hurt? How do they get those images of slices through your body? Find out right here, right now!
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Show all from this expertWhy are Plants Green?
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Sure, everyone knows that plants are green because they contain chlorophyll, but why is the chlorophyll green in the first place? Find out now.
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Show all from this expertFiber Optics - How does that stuff work?
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Our friend Michael emails us today to ask about Fiber Optic cables. He wants to know what they do and how they work. Glad you asked Michael, I think we can cover that topic at the speed of light!
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Show all from this expertSuntan and Sunburn - How do I get one and prevent the other?
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We have gotten several emails lately regarding suntans and sunburns, mostly from your ladies who want to sit out in the sun, but have been burning quickly. Listen in to learn all about how the skin is affected by the sun.
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Show all from this expertWhy Dont my Farts Smell Like Pizza?
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Eric emails us to ask us a question about his diet and the production of gas in his system. Ok, to put it simply, he asks Why Don't My Farts Smell Like Pizza?
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Show all from this expertIs Human Hibernation Possible?
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Hannah emails us to tell of a recent episode of CSI she just saw that showed Human Hibernation. She wanted to know if what she saw could happen and how Hibernation works.
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Show all from this expertCooking at high altitude - Why the difference?
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Myla wants to know why their are different directions for cooking at high altitudes versus low ones. Well Myla, its not just about the time and temperature, its all about the pressure!
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Show all from this expertOctane in my Gasoline, What is it and is more really better?
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Richard wants to know if that Octane rating on your gasoline is important and what it really means to you. Here's a hint: Gasoline is really just a branding name for the combination of Heptane and Octane.
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Show all from this expertMagnets - How do they work?
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Elisabeth writes in to tell us she understands WHAT magnets do, but she does not understand HOW they do it! This is a common theme in life today, we rely on things we don't really understand. Lets shed some light on this little mystery.
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Show all from this expertHow Does a Solar Panel Work?
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Max emails us to say that he has some solar panels on the farm that power a water pump. He wants to know how does a solar panel work?
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Show all from this expertWhy do we not see as well at night as some other animals do?
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In todays lesson, Shawnee emails us to ask why humans do not see as well at night as some other animals do. She also wants to know how night vision goggles work, so we get into it all right here.
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Show all from this expertHow Do Matches Work?
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Christopher returned from his Boy Scout campout with a burning question. How Do Matches Work. He had just completed his fireman badge where he had to light a fire with a single match, but didn't know how the match actually started on fire. Well Christopher, its a very interesting question with an even more interesting answer.
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Show all from this expertBatteries, How do they work and why are some rechargable?
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Michelle needed new batteries for her CD player yesterday and her mother gave her new ones. This time she got rechargable batteries and wondered what the difference was. Well, Michelle, we'll talk a bit about batteries and even tell you how to make your own!
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Show all from this expertCoke and Mentos, How does it Work?
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Candi emails us to ask How the Coke and Mentos experiment works. What causes the eruption? Is it a chemical reaction, or something else? Candi, we're glad you asked.
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Show all from this expertStatic Electricity - That's Shocking!
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Sammy writes in to say that when she visited her Grandma last week she kept getting zapped! She wanted to know more about static electricity and how it is generated. Listen in to find out more.
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Show all from this expertWhere do Storms come from?
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Amanda from Mason, Ohio wants to know where Storms come from. We'll talk a bit about the weather systems and just what it is that makes our stormy weather.
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Show all from this expertHow much energy does my brain use when I'm sleeping?
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Carl wrote us today asking how much energy the brain uses during different functions. Does it use more energy when I'm thinking hard or at rest? Does it still use energy when I sleep, or does it shut down? Good questions Carl, lets investigate!
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Show all from this expertWhat is "Activated" Charcoal?
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A conversation in the grocery store yesterday brings us this question, "What is Activated Charcoal?". While I was picking up a new filter for my water pitcher a young couple were in front of the display standing in awe at the array of water filters. They asked me if I knew anything about "Activated Charcoal". Yes, I said. I do!
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Show all from this expertWhat Gives Fireworks Their Color?
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While having lunch the other day a group of young boys at the table were talking about fireworks. Most of the conversation revolved around blowing stuff up and how cool they were, but one interesting question did come from the conversation. How do fireworks get all of those colors?
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Show all from this expertCan You Really Die From Drinking Too Much Water?
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An email from Isadora came in the other day asking if a newspaper article could really be true. Isadora had read that in a College hazing ritual 1 boy died and another was critically ill from drinking water. She asked "Can you really die from drinking too much water? Isn't the body made up of mostly already?". Good questions Isadora.
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Show all from this expertIs Nitrogen Inflation Really Better For My Tires?
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Randy from Syracuse wrote the other day to tell of he was getting new tires for his truck before winter starts. He wanted to know if he should have them inflated with Nitrogen or if air was good enough? Great question Randy.
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Show all from this expertWhy is the Sky Blue?
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It sounds like such a simple question, "Why is the sky blue?" but it is one of the most commonly asked questions of children to moms and dads everywhere. When the time comes, will you know the answer?
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Show all from this expertWhat makes my soda fizzy?
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Eric sent me an email this week telling my that the fizz in soda makes him sneeze. That got him to thinking, "What makes my Soda Fizzy? Why does it get yucky if I leave it out?" Well Eric, I'm glad to help.
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