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Why Does A Golf Ball Have Dimples?
Physics / Classical Mechanics

Golf Ball A golf ball can be driven great distances down the fairway. How is this possible? The answer to this question can be found by looking at the aerodynamic drag on a sphere without dimples (while it's fl continue reading this fact

Does Your Brain Do Flips?
Physics / Optics

Normal Sight: Normal ray tracing of light to the retina. Shows image will 'flip'.

With Pinhole: Ray tracing of pin through pinhole; a shadow is cast on the retina. You may not be aware of it, but when you look at the world, the image projected on your retina is upside down. This is due to the optics used by our eyes. Our brain compensates for this upside down vi continue reading this fact

Poincare's Chaos
Physics / Nonlinear Dynamics & Chaos

Jules Henri Poincare (1854-1912) Over two hundred years after Newton published his laws of planetary motion the King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway sponsored a most unusual competition that would discover a whole new science. continue reading this fact

All Facts
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
Electricity:
Fundamentals:
  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
Magnetism:
  1. Earth's Magnetism
Nonlinear Dynamics & Chaos:
  1. Poincare's Chaos
Optics:
  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
Radioactivity:
  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?
Thermodynamics:
  1. Ultraviolet Light

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