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November 26, 2014

 

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Theory vs. Law

Saying something is "just a theory" does not make any sense, scientifically speaking. Scientific theories provide explanations that have been tested and proven.

February 28, 2014

 

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Rifles And The Law

Don't worry, we're not actually talking about the Second Amendment. We're talking about the laws of physics!

July 8, 2011

 

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Fun With Physics: Centrifugal Force And Inertia

Learn about what physicists call a "fictitious force", on this Moment of Science.

October 15, 2004

 

Newton Always Won At Miniature Golf

You have a long curved metal tube and a miniature golf ball that you knock into one end and out the other. How does the ball move after it leaves the tube?

September 27, 2003

 

Can a Theory Evolve into a Law?

The law of gravity describes and quantifies the attraction between two objects. But the law of gravity doesn’t explain what gravity is or why it might work in this way. That’s because that kind of explanation falls into the realm of theory.

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