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Posts tagged direction

April 3, 2012

 

a journal with a latin palindrome and the words

Getting It Backwards

Why are letters reversed in a mirror? Try this experiment with pen and paper.

May 28, 2009

 

Man gazing out at world

Follow that Gaze

Ever wonder why you follow someone's gaze whey they're looking into the sky? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

November 23, 2005

 

Haul Me Up or Haul You Down?

We’ve been imagining that we’re sitting in a geostationary satellite. That’s a satellite that orbits the equator at the same speed and direction as the earth turns. That means it’s always over the same spot of land, as if it were floating in the sky 22,500 miles up. We let down a rope to pull up some supplies. Will this work? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Driving Under Pressure

As your car rapidly decelerates, you feel yourself pushed up against the wheel. Why? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 17, 2005

 

X Misses the Spot

Does a ball being carried on a moving skateboard have forward momentum? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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