How It Works: Can A Cow Jump? & Other Crazy Questions
How much does the sky weigh? How do fish sleep? Why do boomerangs come back? These are just a few of the questions asked and answered in Can a Cow Jump? In this bookazine we’ll investigate some of the craziest questions around, diving into the science behind each and providing you with enough fascinating trivia and knowledge to last a lifetime. So, can a cow jump? Find out here!
machine. The plastic tube that normally carries water had to be replaced with a steel version, capable of withstanding 400 times our atmospheric pressure. The ISSpresso can produce a steaming coffee in just three minutes. All the astronauts have to do is add a water pouch, the capsule of their desired beverage and an empty drink pouch to collect the drink in. COFFEE CAPSULE The same Lavazza cofee capsules used on Earth are compatible with the ISS machine. COFFEE AROMA A pressure diference
wheel design on road cars, but the prospect of flat tyres becoming a thing of the past will excite all motorists. Transport What makes a parking meter tick? In America, the process is often simplified by accepting only one type of coin, most commonly the quarter. Parking meters in the US commonly only monitor one space; modern versions do this with the help of special sensors that use lasers to determine when the space has been vacated. Once it is vacated the clock is automatically reset to
technical name for this dirt is ‘regolith’), allowing the capture device to scoop up a sample and store it in a capsule. When OSIRIS-REx heads back to Earth in 2023, the capsule will be ejected and will parachute back down to Earth, to be retrieved by scientists who will study the pristine sample in laboratories. EXTINCT COMET The inner Solar System is litered with extinct cometary nuclei, which have lost all their ice and gases and can no longer form tails. PROTO-PLANET The dwarf planet
created as hot water dissolves salt and other soluble minerals beneath the surface. As the brine evaporates in the hot climate, it creates salt formations that are coloured white, yellow, orange, green and brown by sulphur, iron oxide and 34 other chemical compounds. The sulphur is emitted as gas from cracks in the ground, making the shallow green pools on the surface highly acidic, and the surrounding area smell of rotten eggs. That’s not the only thing that might put you off visiting though,
California is thought to be 5,000 years old, making it one of the oldest trees in the world, but most are cut down long before they reach this ripe old age. Although pines are native to temperate regions in the Northern Hemisphere, some species have been introduced to southern continents as a valuable source of timber, an industry worth billions of pounds. The young pines that don’t go on to become fence panels and furniture usually end up as Christmas trees in homes across the world. Over 77