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The Science Behind the 9News Broncos Clingy Thingy

Kirk Montgomery and our friends at 9News here in Denver have created a whirlwind of excitement over the Broncos amazing season with Clingy Thingys - United in Orange. Fans in Denver can't get their hands on them fast enough. So that left…
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What Is It Like to Share the Spotlight with Steve Spangler?

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Earlier this week I had the extreme pleasure of shadowing some students from Rooney Ranch Elementary who came to our office before appearing on the Denver NBC affiliate 4:00 news program. The students' were chosen…
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Christmas Tree Safety

There's nothing that says "Christmas" more than a live Christmas tree with all the tinsel and trimmings in your living room. There's also nothing that says "fire danger" more than a dried out tree that can easily catch a spark from a nearby…
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What's That in the Sky? Is it a Bird or a Plane? Nah, It's Science!

If you were at Weather and Science Day last week, you saw our giant flying sausages, the Solar Bags. Solar Bags are 50 feet long and are made from a very thin plastic. When inflated, the black plastic heats the air up inside the Solar Bag.…
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Weather and Science Day with 9News, Steve Spangler Science and the Colorado Rockies Reaches All Time High

Our annual Weather and Science Day reached a new height this year with the launch of a weather balloon during the event. The weather balloon was launched with help from The Edge of Space. During it's flight, it reached the edge of space at a…
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Some Super Slippery Science Fair Projects from Steve Spangler and Friends

Steve Spangler had two talented and amazing scientists join him this week on his television segment at 9News. Both Elli and Bryce had science fair projects that tested and used different types of oils. Elli is a 4th grader. Her science fair…
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Steve Burns News Anchor's Money and Sprays Her with Fire Extinguisher

It was Steve's first time working with 9News anchor Corey Rose. Someone should have warned Corey to go light on the hairspray and wear fire retardant clothes. She also should have never handed Steve a $20 bill. During this segment, Steve performed…
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Skewer Through the Balloon Experiment Surprises Weathercaster

For this experiment, we traded fire extinguishers, exploding toothpaste and liquid nitrogen for balloons and cooking skewers...not an explosive experiment at all. Then why was Becky Ditchfield so nervous? It's so simple. Blow up a balloon…
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Soap in the Microwave - Science Fair Project Idea

This is the perfect experiment for our motto, "Don't do it at home, do it at a friend's home." Who wants to make a mess in their own microwave? Ivory soap is one of the only soaps that float. Drop it in water and check for yourself. But how…
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Broncos Gameday Science for the NFL Playoffs

As everyone is well aware of by now, the Broncos are playing the New England Patriots in the Playoffs this weekend. Tim Tebow and his team are traveling to Boston to try and keep their Super Bowl dreams alive. This Broncos season has been nothing…