Brainstuff

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Sinopsis

Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

Episodios

  • How do satellites orbit the Earth?

    How do satellites orbit the Earth?

    23/11/2009 Duración: 04min

    In this episode of BrainStuff, Marshall explains the physics behind satellites and orbits. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How do they measure sea level?

    How do they measure sea level?

    26/10/2009 Duración: 04min

    Sea level is an important measurement, but it's also a complicated one. Find out why in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How do herbicides like Roundup work?

    How do herbicides like Roundup work?

    21/10/2009 Duración: 03min

    Herbicides like Roundup are products that inhibit plant and weed growth in a very specific way. Explore the biochemistry behind glyphosphate-based herbicides in this episode of HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Can grilling meat really cause cancer?

    Can grilling meat really cause cancer?

    23/03/2009 Duración: 02min

    Lots of people like to grill their meat, but this popular cooking method has been linked to cancer. Discover how chemical reactions make grilled meat potentially carcinogenic in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How long can a germ live in a room?

    How long can a germ live in a room?

    16/03/2009 Duración: 02min

    How long can a germ last outside the body? It depends. Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to find out how different germs fare outside the body. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How do fog machines work?

    How do fog machines work?

    13/03/2009 Duración: 02min

    There are several types of fog machines, each with specific advantages and disadvantages. Listen in to learn more about fog machines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Are florescent bulbs really more efficient?

    Are florescent bulbs really more efficient?

    09/03/2009 Duración: 01min

    Customers are increasingly choosing long-lasting alternatives to traditional incandescent lights. But are florescent lightbulbs really more efficient than traditional lightbulbs? Listen in and find out in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Car Thermostats Work

    How Car Thermostats Work

    06/03/2009 Duración: 02min

    Any liquid-cooled car engine has a thermostat that blocks the flow of coolant to the radiator. Learn how the thermostat works to reduce wear, deposits and emissions in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why can boats float on water?

    Why can boats float on water?

    04/03/2009 Duración: 03min

    If a boat weighs 1,000 pounds, it will sink into the water until it displaces 1,000 pounds of water. Tune in to learn how the shape of a boat allows it to displace enough water to float in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Virtual First-Down Line Works

    How the Virtual First-Down Line Works

    02/03/2009 Duración: 04min

    Virtual first down lines are used to indicate where play resumes in football -- but how do they work? Listen in as Marshall Brain explains how the technology superimposes a virtual line in this podcast on HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is dioxin?

    What is dioxin?

    25/02/2009 Duración: 03min

    Dioxin is an organic chemical that consists of benzene, oxygen and chlorine. This chemical is also toxic. Tune in to learn more about dioxin and Agent Orange in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Activated Charcoal Works

    How Activated Charcoal Works

    20/02/2009 Duración: 02min

    If you look on the label of a water filter, you'll often see the filter contains activated charcoal -- but what exactly is this stuff? Tune in as Marshall Brain explains the nature of activated charcoal in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How does SETI at home work?

    How does SETI at home work?

    11/02/2009 Duración: 04min

    SETI -- the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence -- is an enormous, global undertaking meant to detect signs of life beyond our solar system. Learn how you can help from home in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is silica gel?

    What is silica gel?

    02/02/2009 Duración: 02min

    Everyone's familiar with those little packets of silicate gel, found in thousands of products -- but what exactly do they do? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast and learn more about silica gel. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why doesnt the vacuum of space suck away Earths atmosphere?

    Why doesn't the vacuum of space suck away Earth's atmosphere?

    30/01/2009 Duración: 03min

    It's often said that "nature abhores a vacuum." If that's true, then why doesn't the vacuum of space suck away our atmosphere? Tune in as Marshall Brain explains the science behind vacuums in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Vacuums Work

    How Vacuums Work

    15/12/2008 Duración: 02min

    If a balloon was filled by a vacuum -- rather than helium or air -- would it float? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn the science behind balloons and vacuum. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is an MRE?

    What is an MRE?

    12/12/2008 Duración: 02min

    An MRE -- or meal ready to eat -- contains precooked, sterilized food originally made to nourish soldiers. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the retort packaging that makes MREs possible. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Polygraph Machines Work

    How Polygraph Machines Work

    03/12/2008 Duración: 02min

    Also known as 'lie detectors,' polygraphs are used to record an individual's vital signs, such as breathing rate, pulse, and so forth. Check out this podcast from HowStuffWorks to learn more about polygraphs and the art of lie detection. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How much fuel does an international airplane use for a trip?

    How much fuel does an international airplane use for a trip?

    21/11/2008 Duración: 02min

    A Boeing 747 uses approximately one galloon of fuel per second -- over the course of a ten hour flight, it might burn 36,00 galloons of fuel. How does this compare to a car? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about airplane mileage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What are MP3 files and how do they work

    What are MP3 files and how do they work

    19/11/2008 Duración: 02min

    CDs store music using 44,100 16-bit digital samples per second, adding up to about 10 megabytes per minute -- and that's too large to move easily move across the internet. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn how MP3 files solve this problem. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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