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 children from the same parents look so different?

    How children from the same parents look so different?

    08/09/2008 Duración: 03min

    Every person has a set of chromosomes, or coiled strands of DNA. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn how chromosomes combine to promote variation from one generation to the next. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Catapults Works

    How Catapults Works

    05/09/2008 Duración: 02min

    There are three different technologies that fall into the catapult category: the ballista, the trebuchet and the catapult. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the differences between catapult technologies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What does the computer in a car do?

    What does the computer in a car do?

    03/09/2008 Duración: 02min

    All cars manufactured today contain at least one computer -- but what does it do? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about car computers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Water Softener Works

    How Water Softener Works

    29/08/2008 Duración: 03min

    The idea behind a water softener is simple: the calcium and magnesium ions in hard water are replaced with sodium ions. Learn more about the harmful effects of hard water -- and the benefits of soft water -- in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Carbon Chains Work

    How Carbon Chains Work

    27/08/2008 Duración: 03min

    Learn how the length of hydrocarbon atom chains have different properties, producing substances such as kerosene, methane and other forms of fossil fuel. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about fossil fuels. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Do the humps on camels hold water?

    Do the humps on camels hold water?

    25/08/2008 Duración: 02min

    The camel's hump is a giant deposit of fat that lets the camel survive up to 2 weeks without food. Learn more about camels in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why does Alka-Seltzer fizz?

    Why does Alka-Seltzer fizz?

    20/08/2008 Duración: 01min

    The fizzing you see when you drop an Alka-Seltzer tablet in water is the same sort of fizzing that you see from baking powder. This reaction is caused by an acid reacting with a base. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What causes the banging noise in my homes pipes?

    What causes the banging noise in my home's pipes?

    18/08/2008 Duración: 03min

    The problem of pipes banging on a wall is often called "water hammer." Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about this phenomenon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Catalytic Convertors Work

    How Catalytic Convertors Work

    11/08/2008 Duración: 02min

    Catalytic convertors convert hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides into three harmless chemicals, making the exhaust of a vehicle much cleaner. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How 3-Way Lightbulbs Work

    How 3-Way Lightbulbs Work

    01/08/2008 Duración: 01min

    A 3-way bulb contains two filaments, and these filaments have differing wattages. Depending on the setting, the filaments operate separately or together to create the appropriate amount of light. Learn more about 3-way bulbs in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Breathing in a Submarine Work

    How Breathing in a Submarine Work

    30/07/2008 Duración: 03min

    For air in a submarine to remain usable, three things must happen: The oxygen must be replenished as it is consumed, the carbon dioxide must be removed from the air, and the moisture in human breath must also be removed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Fever Works

    How Fever Works

    28/07/2008 Duración: 02min

    In this podcast, learn what causes a fever and what actually happens to the body when a fever occurs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Fountains in Rome Work

    How Fountains in Rome Work

    25/07/2008 Duración: 02min

    Built before the invention of electric pumps, fountains in Rome were powered through an ingenious system of gravity, cisterns, and aqueducts. Learn more about fountains in Rome in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Nautical Miles Work

    How Nautical Miles Work

    21/07/2008 Duración: 01min

    One minute of arc on planet earth is equal to one nautical mile. Listen to this HowStuffWorks podcast and learn more about the measurement of nautical miles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Digital Answering Machines Work

    How Digital Answering Machines Work

    18/07/2008 Duración: 02min

    Today, most answering machines are digital, and use the same technology as a CD or MP3 player. Learn more about digital answering machines in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Maple Syrup Works

    How Maple Syrup Works

    16/07/2008 Duración: 02min

    The clear, thin sap of Maple trees must be boiled down to create maple syrup -- it takes about 30 to 40 gallons of sap to create one gallon of syrup. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about Maple syrup. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Glowing Watch Hands Work

    How Glowing Watch Hands Work

    14/07/2008 Duración: 01min

    In many watches, phosphor is mixed with a radioactive element that continously charges the phosphor, powering glowing watch hands. Learn more about glowing watch hands in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Uninterruptible Power Supplies Work

    How Uninterruptible Power Supplies Work

    14/07/2008 Duración: 02min

    An uninterruptible power supply protects computers against surges, spikes, sags, and total power failure. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about uninterruptible power supplies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Corvette ZR1 Works

    How the Corvette ZR1 Works

    14/07/2008 Duración: 02min

    The 2009 Corvette ZR1 combines several technical innovations to produce a turbo-charged, eight-cylinder engine. Learn more about the Corvette ZR1 in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How gas pumps work

    How gas pumps work

    14/07/2008 Duración: 02min

    Next time you're filling up your tank at a gas station, ask yourself this: how does the nozzle know when the tank is full? Learn more about gas pumps in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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