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How Long Would it Take for You to Fall Through the Earth?
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How Long Would it Take for You to Fall Through the Earth?

Ignoring impossible physics in the situation, if there was a hole right through the Earth, how long would it take you to fall through it?August 23, 2016When going on international travel, you may sometimes wonder if your trip would just be made shorter if you could cut right through the world. Or maybe you wonder what would happen if you dug a hole in your backyard and ended up on the other side of the world.

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Modified Laser Method Creates Micro Energy Units

April 06, 2016Often what holds back companies from making smaller and smaller devices is the size of the battery, and the occasionally obtrusive space it takes up. Researchers at the University of Missouri have just developed a new laser writing method that could potentially enable manufactures to configure batteries however they would like.
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3 Futuristic Uses of Carbon Nanotubes

March 24, 2016Carbon nanotubes are currently revolutionizing many fields including nanotechnology, personalized electronic wearables, optics, electronics and other fields of materials science and technology because of their unique framework and properties. Carbon nanotubes have a long, narrow structure with walls which are formed by one-atom-thick sheets of carbon, called graphene.
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See What Happens When a Non-newtonian Fluid is Shot with a Golfball

Have you ever wondered how a non-newtonian fluid reacts after being shot by a golfball? The result is one of the coolest things ever.April 10, 2016Non-newtonian fluids are the best. I mean who doesn& 39;t love something that is a solid under high strain rates and a liquid under low strain rates. Oobleck is one of these fluids and it makes for a pretty fun slimy toy to play with.
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There May be Flaws in the Superconductor Theory

April 11, 2016Superconductivity is the quantum state of a material at which no resistance is presented to flow of current. The major theory behind this property has been that as a material is put into this state, the superconductor consumes zero energy and stores it for a very long time as a trapped magnetic field (TFM).
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Modified Tesla Coil Can Assemble Nanotubes Using Force Fields

April 17, 2016Scientists and researchers at Rice University have made an interesting discovery in the field of Tesla coils and nanorobotics. The strong force field emitted by an electrified tesla coil will cause carbon nanotubes to align and assemble together into long chains, dubbed & 34;teslaphoresis.
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How Dangerous is an MRI Scanner ?

An MRI scanner was to be decommissioned at a med school, so what did a bunch of students do? Throw lots of things into it, of course!May 06, 2016So incredibly stupendously dangerous is the answer. MRI scanners are potentially explosive, insanely magnetic, freezing cold deathtraps that save thousands of lives.
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What Would Happen if the Earth were Twice as Big?

Many properties of where Earth lies in the solar system couldn& 39;t be changed and life continue to prosper, but what if they did?June 20, 2016If you know anything about space and physics, then you know just how perfectly shaped and positioned the Earth is to allow life. Many properties of where our planet lies in the solar system couldn& 39;t be changed and life continue to prosper, but what if they did?
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Exploding Cans with Magnets (For Science)

Watch a can rip itself appart at 11,000fps and a coin shrink itself to half its size using an intense electromagnet.August 08, 2016Electromagnets are incredibly strong magnets often used for industrial or military applications to move heavy objects or shoot light ones ridiculously fast. However, YouTuber Physics Girl teamed up with Joe Hanson to demonstrate the power that lies behind an electromagnet.
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Photons Moving in Slow-motion at 1 Trillion Frames per Second

MIT developed a camera able to shoot frames at one trillion frames per second- fast enough to watch photons travel through spaceAugust 15, 2016Using recently developed technology known as a streak camera, MIT engineers were able to visualize the propagation of light in super slow motion.The camera is extraordinarily unique in that it can only capture thin streaks of images resulting in a two-dimensional picture.
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How Long Would it Take for You to Fall Through the Earth?

Ignoring impossible physics in the situation, if there was a hole right through the Earth, how long would it take you to fall through it?August 23, 2016When going on international travel, you may sometimes wonder if your trip would just be made shorter if you could cut right through the world. Or maybe you wonder what would happen if you dug a hole in your backyard and ended up on the other side of the world.
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