Daniel N. Baker

Mar. 01, 2013

A Natural Particle Accelerator, Far Above the Planet

Closer study of the Van Allen radiation belts above Earth is providing new questions for science.

van allen belts, radiation, space weather, accelerated electrons, solar wind

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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