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Quick Change Artist
Physics / Optics

The word transformation means one thing changing into another, like Dr. Jekyl changing into Mr. Hyde. In mathematics, sets of numbers often go through transformations. For example, the numbers represe continue reading this fact

Get the Point?
Physics / Fundamentals

The discus and javelin first appeared in ancient game competitions in 708 B.C. Javelin events included both target throwing and distance throwing using a sling. By 1780, the javelin was adopted as an continue reading this fact

Earth's Magnetism
Physics / Magnetism

Front page of the William Gilbert's book ' De Magnete' from 1600. Most ancient civilizations were aware of the magnetic phenomenon. Sailors in the late thirteenth century used magnetized needles floating in water as primitive compasses to find their way on the sea. continue reading this fact

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Atmospheric :
  1. Coming In Strong On Your AM Dial
  2. Does Earth Have Its Own Neon Sign?
  3. Somewhere Over Which Rainbow?
  4. Sonic Boom
  5. The Coriolis Effect
  6. The Doppler Effect
  7. The Sound of Turbulence
  8. Your Own Personal Rainbow?
Classical Mechanics:
  1. Can You Miss the Earth?
  2. Don't Make Waves
  3. What Makes a Frisbee Fly?
  4. Why Does A Golf Ball Have Dimples?
  5. Your Serve
  1. Aerosol Sprays
  2. Bizarre Boiling
  3. Galileo Thermometers
  4. Get the Point?
  5. How Fast is Mach 1?
  6. How Lasers Work
  7. Kinetic Theory of Gases
  8. Many Happy Returns!
  9. Newton's First Law of Motion
  10. Newton's Three Laws of Motion
  11. The Fourth State of Matter
  12. The Physics of Sandcastles
  13. The Weakest Force
  14. Tick-Tock Atomic Clock
  15. Torque
  16. What Is An Atom?
  17. What Is Radiofrequency Energy (Rf)?
  18. X-Rays - Another Form of Light
  1. Earth's Magnetism
Nonlinear Dynamics & Chaos:
  1. Poincare's Chaos
  1. Delivered by TIR
  2. Does Your Brain Do Flips?
  3. Quick Change Artist
  4. Single Molecule Electroluminescence
  5. Ultraviolet Light
Quantum Mechanics:
  1. Antimatter Discovery
  2. Neutrinos to the Rescue
  3. Quarks
  4. The Early Universe Soup
  5. The Equivalence Principle
  6. The World's Largest Laser
  1. Carbon Dating From The Skies
  2. Fission and Fusion
  3. Nuclides & Isotopes
  4. When Do We Encounter Ionizing Radiation In Our Daily Lives?
Solid State:
  1. Can Wint-O-Green LifesaversĀ® Light up Your Life?
  1. Ultraviolet Light

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