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Posts tagged gravity

April 22, 2011

 

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Beyond That Planet: Our Solar System

Nowadays everybody knows there are nine planets in our solar system, but that information was hard won.

February 15, 2011

 

sky_diver

How Do Skydivers Control Their Terminal Velocity?

A skydiver's body is in a delicate balance. Gravity tugs her downward with a constant, relentless force, while air resistance pushes her upward.

February 14, 2011

 

Two men skydiving

The Physics Of Skydiving

Every skydiver experiences two different forces: the tug of gravity and the upward push of air resistance.

February 4, 2011

 

football punter

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

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

January 24, 2011

 

An ant crawling on a wooden table

Do Insects Respect The Law Of Gravity?

You stomp at an ant crawling along the baseboard, and it escapes by climbing the wall. How do insects deal with gravity?

January 21, 2011

 

A blackhole in space

What Is A Black Hole?

Black holes were always the most dangerous thing when traveling through space in science fiction shows. What are black holes and how do they form?

December 21, 2010

 

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Physics Of Ramps: What Hits The Ground First?

Galileo's classic physics experiment looked at using a ramp!

December 20, 2010

 

The Empire State Building in New York, New York

Which Hits The Ground First: A Golf Ball Or A Bowling Ball?

Yes, the classic physics question is visited again. A Moment of Science learns about mass and gravity.

October 19, 2010

 

car in the air

What Happens When You Drive Fast And Fall Down?

The physics of driving and falling (we hope this never happens to you!)

July 22, 2010

 

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Driving Under Pressure: What Happens When You Stop Suddenly

What happens to helium balloons in a car when the car stops suddenly?

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