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November 16, 2017

 

A scantron sheet

Student Protest on a Physics Exam

A student reminded his physics professor there is more than one correct way to solve a problem.

July 19, 2017

 

light lines created by a flashlight

Light Takes Time

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

March 31, 2017

 

Baby ultrasound

Hearing a Shape

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to create pictures of what is going on in our body.

March 13, 2017

 

Buttered toast on plate

Murphy’s Toast

If you're eating toast, and you accidentally bump it to the floor, it seems more likely to land buttered side down.

January 25, 2017

 

A sun set over the Pacific Ocean in California.

The Sun Just Blew Up!

How do you know the sun didn't just explode? We aren't talking about the everyday, run-of-the-mill controlled explosion the sun is always doing, but a big boom.

January 13, 2017

 

Inflatable Clown Bouncing Back Up After Being Hit

Why You Can’t Knock Down a Clown

Remember those inflatable clowns that stood about three feet high and had big red noses, meant for punching? Hit the clown as hard as you could, right back up.

December 23, 2016

 

A close-up on a hammer hitting heated up metal on an anvil.

The Harmony of Hammers

Sing, muse, of Iamblichus, chronicler of Pythagoras!

September 16, 2016

 

Different colored billiard balls

How’s Your Fastball?

No matter HOW fast the "fast" ball is moving, it will still fall at the same speed as the ball that just meanders over the edge.

July 19, 2016

 

Inside an atom

Meet the New Elements

Do you remember seeing some blank squares at the end of the periodic table of elements? Those blanks were for elements we knew existed, but hadn't yet observed.

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.

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