Leiden-frost Nipping at Your Toes
Leiden-frost Nipping at Your Toes

Have you ever played air hockey? There is something strangely satisfying about how the puck slides effortlessly across the table, before finally coming to rest. This same thing happens naturally as well, and it’s actually some pretty cool science. Lets check out how it works! When things of different temperatures interact, the warmer object loses

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Wrap Your Head & Hands Around Density
Wrap Your Head & Hands Around Density

Heat rises, boats float, clouds hang listlessly in the sky, and icebergs aimlessly bob around the ocean. All of these things happen because of the same scientific property: density! Density is a rather simple property. It depends on two things, mass and volume. Mass is basically how much something weighs, but something still has the

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DIY: Fascinating Properties of Dihydrogen Monoxide
DIY: Fascinating Properties of Dihydrogen Monoxide

Humans are approximately 60% dihydrogen monoxide. If this is alarming, it might be helpful to know that this is just water. While water is certainly something quite familiar, it has a lot of properties that are very important and they all come from its famous chemical formula, H2O. Let’s take a look and try to understand

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What’s the Matter: Is Fire a Plasma?
What’s the Matter: Is Fire a Plasma?

Is fire a plasma? Turns out it’s not a trivial question! The answer depends on how you define the parameters of the fourth state of matter. Descriptions of plasma commonly include the following points: plasma is what happens when a gas is subjected to lots of ionizing energy. Although thoroughly ionized, it is quasi-neutral. Its

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Collisions!
Collisions!

Newton said that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  Collisions are the thing that happens when two objects slam into each other!  But what does that mean for science?  Well, depending on the object’s material(such as using silly putty vs using marbles, skee balls, or shots), mass, and vector (magnitude and

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