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Delivered by TIR
Physics / Optics

Fiberoptic cable The content of this article has been delivered to you via internet fiber-optic links. Today most phone conversations, fax transmissions and almost all internet and email traffic travel at the speed of continue reading this fact

Bizarre Boiling
Physics / Fundamentals

Without buoyancy, the vapor produced by boiling simply floats as a bubble inside the liquid after the heating has stopped. Surface tension effects cause the many small bubbles produced to coalesce into one large sphere. The next time you're watching a pot of water boil, perhaps for coffee or a cup of soup, pause for a moment and consider: what would this look like in space? Would the turbulent bubbles rise or fall? A continue reading this fact

Ultraviolet Light
Physics / Optics

Images from the EIT (Extreme-ultraviolet Imaging Telescope) instrument on the SOHO spacecraft. Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation which is not visible to the human eye. It's in an invisible part of the 'electromagnetic spectrum'. Radiated energy, or radiation, is given off by many objects 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
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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