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Ultraviolet Light
Physics / Thermodynamics

Our Sun emits light at all the different wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum, but it is ultraviolet waves that are responsible for causing our sunburns. This is an image of the Sun taken at an Extreme Ultraviolet wavelength. 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

How Fast is Mach 1?
Physics / Fundamentals

Mach 1: Fast planes and Ernst Mach A Mach number is a common ratio unit of speed when one is talking about aircrafts. By definition, the Mach number is a ratio of the speed of a body (aircraft) to the speed of sound in the undisturbed 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

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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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