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Why do we use the electron volt?

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Why does a Pewter mug keep a beverage hot better than a foam cup?

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Why solids expand on heating

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Why does radiance remain constant along rays of light through empty space?

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What common materials absorb most infrared light?

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Hourglass on the Moon

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Heat Transfer From a Spaceship in Deep Space

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Is viscosity simply "slowing down time"?

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Relationship between electrical resistivity and density

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How is wind created?

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Temperature on the surface of the sun calculated with the Stefan-Boltzmann-rule

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What do tensile strength values mean and why are they reported in units of pressure?

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Why is there a voltage drop across things when no current is flowing?

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What law or formula discusses the relationship between pressure and dew point?

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When can water be supercooled?

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Given $2\text{ °C}$ atmospheric temperature rise, what would be the temperature increase if confined to an oven?

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How to calculate acceleration from power and weight?

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Why are cooling towers at nuclear power plants shaped the way they are?

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Air in front of a cyclist hiding behind other cyclists

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What are galactic speeds measured against?

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Does radiating heat to outer space through the atmospheric transparency window have any impact on heat loss?

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Confusions in the 'Adhesion Theory of friction.'

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Will the ball come out of the well or not?

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Are hardness, strength and toughness of materials not the same thing in a way?

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What is the effect of liquid density on the pitch of a singing wine glass?

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Why is condensed milk glowing green under UV?

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Using infrared temperature sensor to measure water surface temperature

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Is fuelless aviation possible?

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Order of magnitude estimation for some intriguing questions

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What would a graph of temperature increase of a cup of water in a microwave look like?