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Newton's First Law of Motion
Physics / Fundamentals

The story of Isaac Newton discovering the laws of gravity by watching apples falling from a tree is probably just a myth. He did do his work on gravity while at a farm, but that is about as much as can be proven. Sir Isaac Newton first presented his three laws of motion in the 'Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis' in 1686. His first law states that every object will remain at rest or in uniform motion continue reading this fact

Tick-Tock Atomic Clock
Physics / Fundamentals

24 GPS satellites orbit Earth. Modern navigators rely on atomic clocks. Instead of old-style springs or pendulums, the natural resonances of atoms -- usually cesium or rubidium -- provide the steady 'tick' of an atomic clock. The b continue reading this fact

What Makes a Frisbee Fly?
Physics / Classical Mechanics

Frisbee If you have ever been to the park or the beach, you've probably seen one of these plastic discs flying through the air. We're not talking about a UFO, we're talking about the Frisbee, more commonly kn 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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