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In Which We Literally Calculate the Power of the Force
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In Which We Literally Calculate the Power of the Force

I have a tradition of doing a little analysis on one of my favorite movie franchises to celebrate Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You). Given that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recently appeared on DVD and various streaming services, I think its OK to look at that film […]

Wanna Swim Like Phelps? Take a Dive Into the Physics of Drag
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Wanna Swim Like Phelps? Take a Dive Into the Physics of Drag

Take your hand and draw it through water in a pool. You can feel resistance—this is hydrodynamic drag. It is the effective force created by the interaction of your body and the water. Swimmers push against water to move forward, and water pushes back to slow them down. Olympic swimmers try to maximize […]

The Punishing Physics of Your Favorite Ninja Warrior Stunts
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The Punishing Physics of Your Favorite Ninja Warrior Stunts

Maybe in the future, there will be more official competitive sports that look like Ninja Warrior—that would be cool. If you haven’t seen the show, you could say it’s just an adult-sized obstacle course for humans and ninjas. But besides being a fun event to watch, Ninja Warrior is also […]

Are Expensive Bicycle Wheels Worth the Money? Let’s Check the Physics
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Are Expensive Bicycle Wheels Worth the Money? Let’s Check the Physics

In this video, you see a cyclist testing new aerodynamic wheels from Zipp. Swapping your wheels may seem like a small change, but can make a big difference. From his tests, the rider discovers: With conventional wheels, he can ride 20 minutes at an average speed of 41.12 kph with […]

Does a Photo voltaic Eclipse Change the Earth’s Temperature?
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Does a Photo voltaic Eclipse Change the Earth’s Temperature?

Query: Does a photo voltaic eclipse have an effect on international temperature? I ask lots of loopy questions, however this one isn’t as on the market as you’d assume. Some individuals have floated the thought of setting up an enormous sunshade in area to defend the Earth from the solar’s rays and […]