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New American particle collider is under a foot long.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/americas-new-particle-collider-is-one-foot-long The Cern particle collider is 17 miles long, the Chinese have announced work on a 49 mile long particle accelerator. But, using plasma - a foot long particle accelerator has been invented. it's not perfect, but it will be improved upon. Yes, you can now do particle acceleration experiments in the size of a large sandwich.

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Trapping A Rainbow

https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/first-experimental-demonstration-of-a-trapped-rainbow-using-silicon-795ff204385e "Back in 1947, a pair of physicists demonstrated that when a beam of light reflects off a surface, the point of reflection can shift forward when parts of the beam interfere with each other. 60 years later, another group of physicists discovered that this so-called Goos-Hanchen effect could sometimes be negative so the point of reflection would go back toward the source r

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Interstellar movie coming up by Christopher Nolan models black hole behavior with relative accuracy

http://www.businessinsider.com/interstellar-black-hole-physics-discovery-2014-11 In Christopher Nolan's upcoming movie Interstellar, Nolan hired former professor of theoretical physics at California Tech Institute Kip Thorne, as well as his assistants, to aid him in accurately talking about black holes, and thus avoid typical hollywood "bad science." In addition to assisting Nolan, Thorne will be publishing his findings over the course of several academic papers.

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Planets are forming! We can see them!

http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/revolutionary-new-view-of-baby-planets-forming-around-a-star-141106.htm An article discussing recent findings of being able to watch as a new solar system is formed. Prior to this, much of planetary formation theory had been speculative. And now here we are, watching applications of g = GM / (R+h)^2 get modeled right before our very eyes!

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Catapult!

The catapult. Zero displacement (which is arguably an improvement from -8) and 1.96 seconds in the air. http://youtu.be/yT18_rQxn7s

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Quake 3 Physics

So I played a lot of Quake 3 over the weekend, which is a fast-paced multiplayer shoot 'em up from id software. I hadn't played it in a long time, and I found an interesting phenomenon in the game physics that, while I had always used and known existed, I had never examined scientifically. The term is bunnyhopping, which refers to the act of jumping everywhere you go in the game. The idea, in the game, works as follows: 1.) The player designating movement in a certain direction increases

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First Post

I am a senior in high school. I most definitely like some things, other things I am not so fond of. As I have mentioned, I have a great and glorious destiny to fulfill in taking AP-C Physics. In AP-C Physics, I hope to learn and master mechanics calculations mainly. The ability to understand what causes physical objects to move and cease movement with unbounded precision is interesting to me. I hope I can accurately simulate such actions. I am excited to feel confident in my abilitie

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