It’s a crowd-pleasing party trick: Cut a grape in half, pop it in the microwave, hit “start” then sit back and watch the dazzling “grape balls of fire.” Now a team of Canadian scientists has figured out how grapes generate plasma in your kitchen.
From sand and gravel to rock salt and magnesium chloride, the people who maintain our roads are constantly searching for the most most innovative ways to keep our road clear of snow and ice. Our science guy Steve Spangler looks at the science of de-icing with a cool experiment you can try at home. Continue reading
Canadian Don Sadoway, a professor of materials chemistry at MIT, has captured the attention of the world with his quest to build a better battery. Continue reading
This interesting resource shows what happens when a light bulb is placed in a microwave oven. Click on the source to get a video and Steve Spangler’s explanation of how this works.
There’s nothing like a good hand warmer in your glove when you’re skiing. But how do they work? Our science guy Steve Spangler uncovers the science secret that makes your hand warmer work. Continue reading