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Blog 10

Without attempting to sound pretentious, films often get things wrong. They’re supposed to. They’re fictional. I think we can all agree Star Wars would have been a whole lot more boring if, instead of big whooping laser-buzzes filling the air as Luke Skywalker’s ship attacks Vader’s, there’d be nothing. Now, ignoring the fact that Star Wars is really very fictional (science fiction, pun on the science), let’s say there was nothing. No buzzing noises of bright-green lasers shooting

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My ladder idea

Everyday at school we have to climb all of those stairs to get to the upper levels of the school and I get exhausted from it, and so I came up with a brilliant solution that no one really thinks is a good idea. You just get rid of the stairs and we have ladders, and some of them can just sit still and other ones can be like moving up or down so you just grab on and you are changing floors. The physics here is that right when you grab on, you accelerate either up or down, like when you are on an

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Blog 3

when you put a shovel on an old picnic table in your backyard and a leg of the table snaps, it's time for a new table. Problem is, the table can't be thrown away or used for firewood (some parts are just too rotted for anything put the garbage) as it is. It had to be taken apart. The first thing I did was pry off the crossbeams on the table's underside. The crowbar had to be placed at a 90 degree angle and then hammered underneath the crossbeam and pulled. The trick was to make sure the sideways

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Blog 5

As you sit reading this post, the computer you're using is hard at work. For this post i want to talk specifically about fiber optics. Though the use of Fiber optics, your computer can send and receive messages much quicker, and for a lot less money. Basically, Fiber optic cables are just long glass tubes. Your computer sends pulses of light into the glass tubes that get sent out as messages. These pulses of light hit the inside of the glass at their Critical Angle thus reflecting the pu

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Blog 4 (Physics Everywhere)

Today I was thinking about how many examples of physics I can think of that are in our everyday life. I came up with 10 examples that I thought were most prevalent. 1. when we walk, we push the ground backwards, and the ground pushes us forward in accordance with newton's 3rd law... infact we walk only due to presence of frictional force, we do work against friction to walk 2. An airplane flies due to application of bernoulli's theorem, based on conservation of energy 3. we tend to move forwa

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