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Posts tagged physics

February 7, 2014

 

Different colored laser beams intersect in the darkness

Real Lightsabers?

While science still has a long ways to go, new research gives us hope that we may be able to make a real lightsaber someday.

January 24, 2014

 

A section of brick wall

Why We Can’t Walk Through Walls

Shadowcat must use magic to walk through walls. She's definitely not using physics!

January 3, 2014

 

Close up view of a car's speedometer

Cruisin’ With Technology

While it may seem like magic, your car's cruise control is really just an amazing feat of engineering.

October 1, 2013

 

tires in a tire yard

NASA Wants To Teach You About Hydroplaning

Why you should thank NASA for rainy day road safety on this Moment of Science.

August 22, 2013

 

hulk action figure

What Is Gamma Radiation?

Just what is gamma radiation, and can it really turn you into the Hulk?

July 25, 2013

 

hundreds of colored balloons in the sky

Could You Actually Float Your House Away Using Helium Balloons?

A baby grabs the string of a single helium balloon and floats right out of its baby carriage. Why can't people really float into the air using helium balloons?

July 22, 2013

 

purple heel shoes on a wood floor

Under Pressure

Why does getting stepped on by a high heel seem to hurt so much more than getting stepped on by any other shoe? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

July 1, 2013

 

fire Extinguishers

What Happens When Fire Extinguishers Go Bad

Did you know that fire extinguishers can go bad?

June 24, 2013

 

Water droplets on a leaf

Mole Crickets Jump On Water

Would you believe there is a cricket that can jump on water?

May 10, 2013

 

brown eggs in a carton

The Physics Of An Egg And The Spin Test

Without cracking eggs open, how can you tell which egg is cooked and which is raw?

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