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Coffee ground physics

Ever thought about how a brick of vacuum packed coffee goes soft as soon as it's opened? Understanding the behaviour of granular materials could help physicists to better understand not only coffee ...

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Puffier Popcorn

Pop popcorn in a vacuum and you'll get bigger popcorn says this experiment.

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How the Thermos corporation cheated the inventor of the thermos

The Thermos flask uses a vacuum to keep hot things hot and cold thing cool, but the inventor missed out on a fortune by not patenting his invention.

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Irving Langmuir

Irving Langmuir's (1881 - 1957) studies embraced chemistry, physics, and engineering and were largely the outgrowth of studies of vacuum phenomena.

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Amazing Marshmallows - Physics to go

An experiment from our Physics To Go series about air pressure. All you need is marshmallows, wine bottle, vacuum wine saver pump and stopper.

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Silent bell - Marvin and Milo

A Marvin and Milo activity about sound vacuum. All you need is a glass bottle, pipe cleaner, small bell, wine saver pump and stopper.

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Democritus of Abdera

Democritus of Abdera (ca 460 - 370 BC) is best known for his atomic theory. He believed that: "...space, or the Void, had an equal right with reality to be considered existent. He thought of the Void ...

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The Physics of ... Popcorn

The physics behind bigger popcorn using a vacuum.

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