Vintage Vision

Is it yellowing? It MUST be vintage! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Have you noticed your old gameboy turning yellow? Why does that happen? Margaret Elmer-Dixon and researchers at University of Minnesota Duluth shed light on the phenomenon. LITERALLY! They investigated how plastics interact

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Bubble Energy Generator

Air power plus water power equals… BUBBLE POWER?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Who doesn’t love blowing bubbles? It takes ENERGY though. So where does that energy go when they POP? Can we harness it? As a bubble forms, the gas inside pushes against

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Seagrass Saviors

Seagrass in your hair? Yuck!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The ocean collects a lot of things: shipwrecks, plastic…And harmful bacteria from sewage. These sickening microbes can result in a trip to the hospital…or worse! Where can we find a safe place to play

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All-Powerful Algae

Don’t forget to water your … computer?!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most of the electricity we use comes from fossil fuels. . . and that’s not good for our warming planet. Is there another way? Indeed! For truly GREEN energy, how about plants?

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Treats and Traits

Can you PAW-sitively predict a dog’s personality by its breed? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Friendly golden retrievers. Mischievous huskies. Are these personality differences part of nature…or nurture? Researchers at the University of Massachusetts led by Kathleen Morrill wanted to know. They collected thousands

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Solar Cyborg Bacteria

We’re not the only ones having fun in the sun this summer! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science Special bacteria can convert energy into things we need, like fuel. Scientists tried giving them a boost by connecting them to solar cells. But when bacteria touch

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