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How Do Airplanes Fly?

Simple explanation of how airplanes fly, by MinutePhysics. All to do with force and pressure. Lift, gravity, thrust, and drag all play a role in keeping airplanes flying, and when they balance each other out, this results in no net force. … Continue reading

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Rotating Rooms & Zero Gravity

“The zero-gravity hallway fight scenes were achieved by using “…massive, rotating sets that twisted and turned and forced Gordon-Levitt to manoeuvre with utmost caution. Five-hundred crew members were involved in the scene, which took a full three weeks to complete.” The sets were … Continue reading

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OK Go – Red Star Macalline Commercial

A fantastic commercial OK Go did for the Chinese furniture store Red Star Macalline. It’s a combination of the visuals of their music video for “The Writing’s On The Wall” coupled with a remix of their song “I Won’t Let You … Continue reading

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Why Science Is NOT ‘Just A Theory’

“Have you ever heard ‘evolution’ dismissed as ‘just a theory’? Is a scientific theory no different to the theory that Elvis is still alive? Jim Al-Khalili puts the record straight. There’s an important difference between a scientific theory and the … Continue reading

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The Potsdam Gravity Potato

“Why do some places on Earth have higher gravity than others? Sometimes the reason is unknown. To help better understand the Earth’s surface, sensitive measurments by the orbiting satellites GRACE and CHAMP were used to create a map of Earth’s … Continue reading

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The Physics Of Doing An Ollie On A Skateboard

Doing an ollie on a skateboard is hard. Sure, people who can do it make it look easy, but for those who can’t do it, it seems like magic. But it’s not magic. It’s physics. Over at Wired, they have … Continue reading

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The 100 Best Science Fiction Movies

What do you think are the 100 best science fiction films? Time Out has a fantastic compilation of their 100 best sci-fi movies, as chosen by leading sci-fi experts, filmmakers, science fiction writers, film critics, and scientists. There is little doubt that … Continue reading

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