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Jun. 11, 2010

Testing The Waters

By Austen Saltz

Think oysters are good on the half shell? They may be even better whole. Oysters can restore marine habitats by cleaning water, creating homes for other sea life and preventing coastal erosion. But oyster populations around the world have declined, expert...

sea life, habitat, marine science, water, biology, chemistry

Jun. 11, 2010

Capturing Carbon Dioxide

By Austen Saltz

Basalt formations off the East Coast of the U.S. could hold a billion of tons of carbon dioxide, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Paul Olsen, of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, takes ...

rock, carbon dioxide, greenhouse gas, climate change

Jun. 11, 2010

Sublime Sublimation

By Austen Saltz

Looking for ways to jazz up your party? Patrick Buckley, co-author of The Hungry Scientist Handbook, demonstrates how to make carbonated fruit. Materials required: fruit (the firmer the better), a pressure cooker and a handful of dry ice cubes. Note: This...

carbon dioxide, matter, gas, evaporation, chemistry

Jan. 22, 2010

Basketball Physics

By Austen Saltz

Many popular sports, including basketball, are based upon the use of a ball. Yet each type of ball is easily associated with a specific sport, because each ball is distinctly different. A ball’s performance is directly influenced by its characteristics o...

air pressure, elasticity, composition, energy, chemistry



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