The (Almost) Invisible Fuse

The (Almost) Invisible Fuse

When you light a candle, wax melts and travels up the wick via capillary action. As it gets close enough to the heat source, the wax vaporizes and ignites, providing more heat, which melts more wax, which is wicked up into the flame in turn. The cycle continues until fuel runs out, oxygen is depleted,

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We Set Fire to the Clouds

We Set Fire to the Clouds

This isn’t your typical cloud, and not just because it’s trapped inside a bottle! We chose rubbing alcohol as the raw material for our homemade tabletop cloud because it vaporizes so easily: Rubbing alcohol is also highly flammable. Let’s explore this property by creating some combustion reactions! Every fire (or combustion reaction) requires fuel, an

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