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Posts tagged Galileo

January 1, 2014

 

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Beyond The Scientific Method

Contrary to what you've learned in school, there's more to science than the "scientific method."

February 4, 2011

 

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And… It’s Good! The Science Of NFL Punting

When a kicker kicks the football down field, what is he calculating?

January 18, 2011

 

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How To Calculate The Speed Of Light

Learn how Ole Roemer learned that light does take time to travel.

December 8, 2010

 

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Eagles Have Eyes That Produce A Telephoto Effect

Eagle's have very different vision compared to humans.

April 5, 2010

 

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From Galileo To Modern Times, What Do We Know About Sunspots?

Have you ever seen pictures of the sun and wondered what those dark spots were? They're sunspots!

December 20, 2005

 

Faster Than a Speeding Moon

How fast does light travel? What could you do to find out? One natural thing to try is to have someone send some light your way and see how long it takes to reach you. How about if you got a friend to shine a flashlight at you from a distant hill, exactly at midnight? With your stopwatch you start counting the seconds until you see the light. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 27, 2005

 

Bowling Down

Drop two objects of different mass, say a bowling ball and a golf ball, from a high building. Which hits the ground first? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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