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Most of us know that the moon causes ocean tides but did you know that these tides are actually slowing the speed of Earth’s rotation? (1:58 min.)

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Earthquake simulation applies a real or simulated vibrational input to a structure that possesses the essential features of a real seismic event. (2:34 min.)

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Archimedes once said “Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the Earth.” While the idea of a person moving such a huge mass on their own might sound impossible, chances are you’ve seen this idea in action at your local playground. ( 4:45 min.)

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When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire -- because that's essentially what you've told your brain! (3:54 min.)

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When Dick Fosbury couldn't compete against the skilled high jumpers at his college, he tried jumping in a different way -- backwards. (3:50 min).

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Imagine having to buy a new car every time you took a trip! That’s what travelling into space is like now, but things are beginning to change. (3:37 min.)

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Why are most manhole covers round? Sure it makes them easy to roll, and slide into place in any alignment. But there’s another, more compelling reason. (3:34 min.)

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When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out. (4:52 min.)

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Ever go to pour ketchup on your fries...and nothing comes out? (4:28 min.)

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If you look through your glasses, binoculars or a window, you see the world on the other side. How is it that something so solid can be so invisible? (4:07 min.)

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