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

  • Is it harmful to breathe 100 percent oxygen?

    03/05/2010 Duración: 05min

    Oxygen is a necessary component of the air we breathe; but in its pure form, it can be hazardous to one's health. Marshall Brain explains how breathing pure oxygen harms the human body in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • how do I know if my catalytic converter has failed?

    09/04/2010 Duración: 03min

    An automobile's catalytic converter uses a catalyst to convert harmful exhaust fumes into harmless ones. Find out what happens when your catalytic converter stops working properly -- and how you can tell -- in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How do blimps work?

    16/02/2010 Duración: 05min

    Tune in to this episode of BrainStuff to learn more about blimps, from how they work to why they're a popular medium for advertisin Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How does a gas pump know when the fuel tank is full?

    20/01/2010 Duración: 02min

    If you've ever put gas in a car, you've probably noticed how the gas pump shuts off when your tank is full. But how does it know to do that? Learn more about the clever mechanism that keeps your gas tank from overflowing in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How does the Nobel Prize work?

    21/12/2009 Duración: 02min

    Nobel Prizes are highly prestigious, valuable awards that have been given out to visionaries and pioneers in select fields since 1901. Tune in to find out more about the Nobel Prize in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • 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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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

    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?

    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

    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?

    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

    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?

    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?

    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 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

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