# Hannah's Blog

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## first blog post :-)

1. I have always had a love for math and science.  I also LOVE reading, however, English class-not so much.  I'm a person who is never afraid to ask questions.  I sometimes tend to be a little too chatty but I have always been capable to advocate for myself.  On the other hand, I get frustrated very easily if/when I don't understand something.  I have the tendency to take my frustration out on myself which is never the healthiest thing to do.  Other than that, I know one thing: when I am very pa

## pretty neat stuff

real quick: watch this link because if you don't, you won't know what i'm talking about:) OKAY. So. A few days ago I came across this neat little video on Facebook. I guess I'll talk about each individual "trick": 1. They said this was a "ball in slow motion". Personally, I don't really think this one was as quite as successful/interesting. However, this trick does incorporate lots of physics!! Firstly, it's on a ramp. So if we were to calculate the acceleration, we'd have to know theta. Secondl

## it's time to wear helmets while driving people!!!

I passed my road test at approximately 1:17 pm on Thursday, September 17th. For anyone who isn't aware, to pass you need at least a 70 and that's exactly what I got!!! I'm not proud of my 70 because quite frankly, the points deducted were very unnecessary but I'm just grateful I passed. (I'm really not that bad of a driver, I promise!) The first thing the instructor said to me was, "Well, you barely did it, but you did it!" I guess all that matters is that I got the result I wanted.  Anyways, th

## so much for that last blog post

There's no equation that proves karma/jinxing is actually true (although if I were to create one specifically for karma, it would be extremely similar to Newton’s third law: for every action, there is an equal and opposite payback), but I am convinced Mr. Fullerton jinxed me. Maybe I fibbed a little about being an outstanding driver in my most recent post because it took me approximately 7 days, 18 hours and 26 minutes to get into my very first car accident!!!! The lady was wicked nice though so

## Brian Greene

One of the coolest experiences ever. I was able to meet Brian Greene personally prior to his keynote speech at the George Eastman House. NEXUS focuses on helping new entrepreneurs expand and grow to create efficient and modern businesses. Brian's speech focused on innovation. He talked about Einstein's Theory of Relativity-a concept I was semi-familiar with. He explained how one idea can be interpreted in so many different ways. Einstein's theory resulted in the

## geocaching

I had an amazing experience geocaching with my friend the other day. For anyone who doesn't know, geocaching is basically the world’s largest scavenger hunt. All over the word, people hide caches. These can range in difficulty in finding it, the terrain of where it's located, or the size of the container. They contain a log book of all the people that have found the cache. The larger containers have a little treat inside-usually some little unique gadget-that are there for when the person(s) fin

## pi

I have successfully memorized 232 digits of pi. I don't know where I am headed-what goal i am trying to reach or whatnot. Telling this fact about myself to other people results in them giving me a very strange look followed by a blunt question such as: "Why?" Sometimes people have no real reason/motive. Well, I guess that's false because there always is but in many perspectives, people may think someone's motive to do something is pointless. As I think about this, I wonder what motivated those l

## The Hidden Reality

As if I wasn’t lucky enough to meet Brian Greene, (I have proof don’t worry everyone….*see image below*) I also bought one of his many famous books.  The one I chose was The Hidden Reality.  I was even luckier and also had him sign the book for me. I probably sound like I am “fan-girling” over this man but-let’s be honest I really am.  I want to talk a little more about the book and Greene. He is a theoretical physicist who has done lots of work regarding the string theory. What is the string th

## living by physics

I wish I could apply my physics knowledge in real life. Kind of like when I need to draw something, I have a picture in my mind that is so elaborate and perfect yet I can never place it on the paper. Like in basketball, if you were to give me the angle a ball is thrown, I can work out on paper at what speed to shoot the ball into the hoop like a projectile. I don’t have a good sense of force-probably because I am lacking the muscles. In gym class, when we had to throw the football, I thought I c

## snot freezing cold

Ever since I was a kid, my mother had always said "It's snot freezing cold outside!!" I've had a cold and a runny nose for the past of I don't know...eight weeks or so. Despite the late onset of winter temperatures, I have yet to experience "snot freezing cold" temperatures. I have had my share of freezing hair days but never have I ever experienced snot freezing.  Now that I'm typing this, i realize this may be a little disgusting blog post........ Anyways, I say we shall calculate the fre

## a cracked phone

Working a 15 hour shift with no break at all is not fun. That's how I spent my Halloween. I began my shift at 2pm and finally ended at 4(the clocks went backwards that's why it is 15). At some point between 1 and 3, I dropped my phone. Well, I actually tapped it & my phone had fallen from the counter to the floor smashing it a billion pieces.  SO I want to invent something that will lessen the probability of me smashing another one of my phones.  I know you probably are alread

## string theory

Here's a video of Brian Greene speaking about string theory:(it was recorded in 2005 so it may not be up-to-date on everything) https://www.ted.com/talks/brian_greene_on_string_theory?language=en  String theory has become one of the newest possible theories that describe the universe.  The theory says that there are more dimensions than just the three dimensions that we see. I was very curious to learn more about string theory because I wanted to learn more about modern theories in phy

## another driving experience gone wrong...

On the bright side, I wasn't the one behind the wheel when this happened. I had just finished rehearsal for the musical one Saturday morning (well, technically afternoon) and offered up the idea to my friend Jojo to go out to breakfast. He loved the idea and was even more willing when I said I would treat the both of us.  As I got into the car, we were already off to a not-so-great start...Jojo had some difficulty changing the gear into reverse.  After some "love taps" to the car, Jojo finally r

## flames

I found a lighter one day and lit it and thought to myself, "why do flames have the shape they do?" I hypothesized maybe it was similar to water-the surface tension that allows one to lay a needle across the water.  However, what I found was actually quite interesting. The picture attached shows what a flame looks like when gravity is present (left) and when it is not present (right). Buoyancy- a concept I wish to become more familiar with in the future- is a result from gravity. Why d

## mythbusters

Over Christmas break, Mythbusters was running a marathon.  I went to bed every night watching Mythbusters and woke up to watching it as well.  I've always been really interested in the show and thought a lot of the myths were pretty cool.  One that I found hard to believe and depressing is the myth: " Can lighting a fire in the fireplace with a chimney make the rest of the house colder?" They found that this myth was actually true.  I said that this is quite depressing because personally, I hate

## snot freezing cold

Ever since I was a kid, my mother had always said "It's snot freezing cold outside!!" I've had a cold and a runny nose for the past of I don't know...eight weeks or so. Despite the late onset of winter temperatures, I have yet to experience "snot freezing cold" temperatures. I have had my share of freezing hair days but never have I ever experienced snot freezing.  Now that I'm typing this, i realize this may be a little disgusting blog post........ Anyways, I say we shall calculate the fre

## no more cracks

As of last week, I upgraded from a cracked, partially missing screen on my Iphone 5c to the Iphone 6s.  I was super excited to actually read my screen!! When I was at the store, I was strongly advised (probably from the looks of my old phone) to purchase a glass screen protector.  The salesman said the glass was designed to take all the force if one were to drop their phone. He said the glass was similar to that of what the military uses (for what, I do not know). I am curious what properties of

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