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

  • 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

  • Why the Sky is Blue?

    Why the Sky is Blue?

    14/07/2008 Duración: 02min

    As sunlight passes through the atmosphere, particles in the air scatter blue light more efficiently than any other color in the light spectrum, creating a blue sky. Learn more about the sky and light in this Brainstuff podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Radiation Works

    How Radiation Works

    14/07/2008 Duración: 02min

    Although most people are frightened by radiation, the truth is we are irradiated every day, both from cosmic rays in the sky, and radioactive elements in the ground. Learn more about radiation in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What is the Difference Between a Carat and a Karat?

    What is the Difference Between a Carat and a Karat?

    14/07/2008 Duración: 02min

    Carats are used for diamonds, while karats are used for gold. Learn more about the difference between carats and karats in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Perceiving Earth as a Sphere Works

    How Perceiving Earth as a Sphere Works

    14/07/2008 Duración: 02min

    Is there any way that people could know the world is sphere while standing on the earth? Learn more about perceiving earth as a sphere in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Flatulance Works

    How Flatulance Works

    14/07/2008 Duración: 03min

    Learn about the causes of gas (flatulence) in this podcast from Marshall Brain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Leap Years Work

    How Leap Years Work

    14/07/2008 Duración: 03min

    A normal calendar years is 365 days long, but the earth actually takes 365.2422 days to completely orbit the sun. Learn more about leap years in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Red Eyes in Photographs Work

    How Red Eyes in Photographs Work

    14/07/2008 Duración: 03min

    The flash of a camera is bright enough to cause a reflection off the human retina -- the red we see in these photos comes from the blood vessels in the eye. Learn more about red eyes and cameras in this HowStuffWorks podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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