Physics

Newton's cradle with magnets
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Newton’s cradle with magnets


 



Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
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Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.


 



Calcite displays some amazing optical properties
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Calcite displays some amazing optical properties


Calcite crystals occasionally show phosphorescence or fluorescence, but they are also display birefringence (or double refraction). This strong birefringence causes objects viewed through a clear piece of calcite to appear doubled!

 



Spheres are not the only objects to have a constant curve width
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Spheres are not the only objects to have a constant curve width


There are in fact an infinity

 



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What can you do with a non-newtonian fluid?


This

 



The original periodic table
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The original periodic table


 



Project A119: The US planned a nuclear explosion on the Moon
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Project A119: The US planned a nuclear explosion on the Moon


The aim of the top-secret project A119 was to detonate a nuclear bomb on the Moon. The flash of explosive light would have been faintly visible to people on Earth with their naked eye; an US show of force after the Soviet Union took an early lead in the Space Race

 



In vacuum, objects fall at the same speed
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In vacuum, objects fall at the same speed


The acceleration of the object equals the gravitational acceleration in vacuum. The mass, size, and shape of the object are not a factor in describing the motion of the object. So all objects, regardless of size or shape or weight, free fall with the same acceleration. Thus in a vacuum, a beach ball falls at the same rate as an airliner!

 



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A gauntlet to manipulate objects using accoustic levitation


Accoustic levitation can trap particles in air or water and the gauntlet is a project aiming to enable humans to capture, move, and combine them

 



A Lichtenberg figure
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A Lichtenberg figure


It is a branching electric discharge that can appear inside or on the surface of insulating materials

 



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Planes taking-off spontaneously due to the strong wind


This happenened during a 'microburst' wind storm which is one of the most dangerous storms, especially for aircrafts

 



This is why you should load your trailer carefully
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This is why you should load your trailer carefully


 



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The ‘blue whirl’ flame could help produce cleaner energy


This type of soot-free fire tornado could be used for high-efficiency, low-emission combustion

 



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A concentric wave singularity nicknamed “The Spike”


it was produced in a testing tank surrounded by wave making mechanism by the The FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility tank

 



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The bulbous end of a Rupert’s drops is extremely resistant


whereas these glass objects can be disintegrated if their tail is even slightly damaged