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August 12, 2010

 

small robot

“Ranger” The Robot Sets A Distance Record!

A cute, little robot named Ranger has just set a walking record!

January 25, 2010

 

A baseball in a glove.

Playing Baseball And Learning To Catch

Ever wonder how baseball players react in time to catch a line drive traveling ninety miles an hour? Find out how they do it on this 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.

November 23, 2005

 

A Wider Rope, Scotty

Are you familiar with a geostationary satellite? That’s a satellite that orbits the equator at the same speed as the earth turns, so it’s always over the same spot of land, 22,500 miles up. Could you let down a rope and pull up some supplies? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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