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    The reason why you get shocked more in the winter is because everyone has their heaters on which draws the moisture out of the air which causes the charges to build up and cling to us more since there is less moisture in the air.
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    11/10 already and all i've read was the title.
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    Kind of like a donut -- it's hard to tell the beginning and end. Well, unless you eat it, and the first bite is the beginning, and the crumbs are the sad end.
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    I really think you need a bowl of ice cream. With rainbow sprinkles. Perspective, HegelBot, perspective...
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    My goodness, not sure where to begin here HegelBot153... laughing over the blatant shilling for the APC Companion.
  6. 1 point
    Nice post HegelBot153. If you wear flannel pajamas and have flannel sheets, rolling over under the covers can be an 'enlightening' experience as well!
  7. 1 point
    When I was little, I used to yell at a mason jar... Physics said "Nay!"
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    Interesting! I might start working on my squat landings to prepare for any unexpected fall in the future. Also, this sucks when playing video games and you slip and end up falling to your doom.
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    Baby Powder Onix Now, what about the density of Steelix?
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    Love this! My background is in microelectronic engineering, and I'm even in the middle of putting together a 2-hour workshop on microelectronics (presentation is in December) that will cover much of what you did over the summer. Great discipline, with TONS of fantastic jobs that are fun, challenging, and rewarding. We'll have to talk more...
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    I feel the same way! We can do this!
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    You can do it Mady!
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    I read the first sentence and stopped.
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    @FizziksGuy I did pretty well on it. I did work up to the end of the test because I missed the beginning to go to the nurse though.
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    It's been a few years since I last did this, but I bet my little girls would love going on a geocaching "treasure hunt." Great reminder!
  16. 1 point
    This is a long post, I suggest you shorten it up and spend more time playing with hamsters.
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    Quinn - Sorry you experienced the more painful side of physics. Elastic and inelastic collisions are really interesting to think about, especially in terms of the sports that are played. When I go bowling this weekend, I am going to try to put them both to work for me!! Which do you think would be most important?
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    Hi Isaac - I appreciate the connections between physics and dodgeball that you are making. I know that I have seen some pretty intense slow-motion, time-stop videos that demonstrate the collision impacts you describe. I found one embedded in this prezi - https://prezi.com/nn6xcsmrgdzx/the-physics-of-dodgeball/It is in the "Collision" portion. There are also interesting connections to your concept of absorbed forces to other sports, including baseball and NASCAR. One is in favor of the absorption -one not so much....
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    NEATO! way to apply physics to one of your favorite hobbies
  20. 1 point
    This was a very Madge post and I loved every second of it... Bravo.
  21. 1 point
    I love the way you connected one of your favorite things to physics!
  22. 1 point
    I'm jealous -- I'd love to have time with Brother Guy to talk about evidence and overlap in science and religion. Absolutely fascinating!!!
  23. 1 point
    I did not know you played frisbee. Do you play ultamite? because I have an ultamite frisbee team that also practices over the summer.
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    Wow Alex! I wouldn't want to get that hard! It most be very painful, almost as bad as a hidden blade to the rib cage! I wouldn't want to be pancaked either! That most hurt but good way to explain!
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    I love Disney! that was such a creative idea to pull in something so fun and relate it to physics.
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    That is so cool that you were able to relate a musical skill to physics. I love your emoji!
  29. 1 point
    I'm jealous. I remember when i had time to play some of these. Instead, last night's excitement include an episode of Sofia the First "The Emerald Key" -- some great dramatic tension at the end -- coupled with a trio of Elmo songs and reading two chapters of the third installment of the "Princess Tiara" book series.
  30. 1 point
    I never thought I'd have to say this, but I feel really excluded by all of the video gamers.
  31. 1 point
    Physics of cat toys: make it a series
  32. 1 point
    Truly interesting. Sadly, the video is blocked by the internet filter. Where is society going....
  33. 1 point
    I, also, enjoy analyzing movies to see just where they "go off the rails," physics-wise. Pirates of the Caribbean has a great clip that makes it easy to do a similar analysis:
  34. 1 point
    This is the literary masterpiece of our generation I now have a complete grasp of physics
  35. 1 point
    Very interesting way to look at physics and how using force is applied while driving.
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    I love how there can be so many perspectives to the same occurrence. For example, in the clip of the computer screen, the binary is the most basic level of code. The desktop is deciding whether or not to light up a pixel. In the middle, the perspective is from the developer of whatever is being shown on the screen. On the right, the end product is shown to the user of the computer, and that perspective is shown, and everything is happening simultaneously.
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    I love how you look at something you enjoy through the lens of physics. We'll be getting into objects tossed up and down starting early next week!
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    {Insert Nerdy Doctor Who TARDIS Joke Here}
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    My favorite part of the year -- watching how much this class grew, from the struggles with the book and our first independent unit in late October, then comparing that to April when I kept receiving requests to finish out the year with independent work and study. I just love when students outgrow the need for formal instruction -- once you learn how to teach yourself, and have the confidence to do so, there's nothing that can stop you!!!
  40. 1 point
    Time travel is a very interesting (and highly debated) topic in physics. In the words of the doctor, "brilliant!"
  41. 1 point
    That must of been scary. it had probally had taken a beating.
  42. 1 point
    Hahahaha and people say theater isn't exhilerating! Talk about scary!
  43. 1 point
    I just went through so many emotions reading this. Extremely bizaar, and scary. And weird. Which is physics in a nut-shell.
  44. 1 point
    Hmmm... I wonder why I can make my hose spray farther when I put my thumb over part of the end?
  45. 1 point
    Yay coat hanger! I hope you don't mind, I posted on this topic too but cited your blogpost in it. Nice work here
  46. 1 point
    what would be a bee's eyeview in the trap?
  47. 1 point
    If space travel was possible, could their be other planets that could sustain human life?
  48. 1 point
    Great idea, and very well executed. Goes right along with what we're learning about the electromagnetic spectrum.
  49. 0 points
    This sounds very similar to a philosophical idea known as Occam's razor, you can look into it a bit, I don't trust myself to know enough about it to explain it here in the depths of the comment section.
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