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  1. The European Organization for Nuclear Research known as CERN was founded in 1952. Since then more than 80 countries have been contributing to the research done in the particle accelerator and trillions of dollars have been invested. Many argue that the money spent could have been invested in humane projects rather than spending it on research of tiny particles in huge machines under the ground that go through multiple countries. But most of us don’t know the great benefits the research provided us in the past years which greatly justifies this investment. The research provided the discovery
  2. New Aluminum Battery Could Recharge Your Phone in Just One Minute The next generation of batteries is here! An ultrafast rechargeable battery that’s also cheap and long-lasting. And since the new material it is made of is aluminum, the new battery is a safer alternative to conventional lithium-ion and alkaline batteries we are using all around the world today. For decades, Scientists have tried to use aluminum as material for batteries. The great benefits of aluminum over conventional lithium-ion and alkaline batteries that we are using today are that aluminum is cheap, bendy, and has low
  3. Hi everyone! Did you ever do one of those “do it yourself†home experiments..? Well I didn’t… so far until I saw that cool video on Facebook yesterday. You really don’t need a whole lot of stuff and it is super easy and fast to do. With a couple of simple ingredients that you can find at home you can make your own cloud! Check out this short video that teaches you step by step how it works. What’s going to happen is the water vapor inside the bottle, is quickly condensing which creates a cloud. Pretty cool experiment, give it a try!
  4. Hey guys! Over spring break we drove to Disneyworld in Florida. The car ride was unbelievable long so we decided to stop at a few places. One of the stops was the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. For the first time in my life I saw a real rocket last week, which has been a dream of mine since I was little. One of the things I always wondered was how rocket engines work and what makes them so unbelievable strong..? Like most engines, rockets burn fuel. Most rocket engines turn the fuel into hot gas. The engine pushes the gas out its back. The gas makes the rocket move forward.
  5. Hi everyone! I’m sure you have all learned or at least heard about the interior structure of the Earth and its different layers. The principle is easy to understand; the interior structure of the Earth is layered in spherical shells, like an onion. We know about the crust under the oceans and continents, the mantle that goes on for 2,900 kilometers and the iron core. Basically something we have all heard in junior high before. Now, Earth’s got a new layer. By crushing minerals between anvils made of diamonds, researchers have discovered that the top part of the lower mantle contains
  6. Since 3 years I’m playing rugby for the RC Danube Junior Pirates in an international league. This following summer we’ll play against a team from South Africa and France and I’m already really excited! I am currently playing 1st row tight head prop which would be a forward in soccer. Every time somebody makes a mistake or brakes the rules a scrum is utilized. In the position I’m playing I am in the first row for the scrum which happens pretty often. For most of you who have never heard about a scrum (short for scrummage); it is a method of restarting play in rugby that involves players
  7. The principles which allow a Formula 1 car to move are the same that cause an aircraft to fly. The only difference being the wing or airfoil shape is that the airfoil shape will create an upside down producing downforce instead of lift. The Bernoulli Effect means that: if a fluid (gas or liquid) flows around an object at different speeds, the slower moving fluid will exert more pressure than the faster moving fluid on the object. You have probably all heard about that before or seen it on a physics show on the TV, explained in a simpler form. So then the object will be forced toward the faster
  8. Are you tired of being trapped inside all day during the winter? Sledding and building snowmen gets boring? Well than I have some replay good experiments for you for these cold winter days! 1) Turn Boiling Water Into Ice In The Blink Of An Eye In the last couple weeks, it became a sensation to throw boiling water out into the freezing air and watch the water freeze before it even hits the ground. How is this possible? First of all, the air needs to be extremely cold and dry in order for this to be successful, around -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit) which we almost had this w
  9. PARIS—Masked gunmen stormed the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing a dozen people and decimating a newsroom that long took pride in defying the outrage—and death threats—stirred by its caricatures lampooning Islam. The brutal rampage shocked a nation that has been living in dread of reprisal attacks since joining the fight against Islamist insurgents in Africa and the Middle East. The attack—by gunmen armed with AK-47 rifles—triggered an outpouring of public anger at home and expressions of solidarity from around the world. I think you have all h
  10. Finally the winter is here and the skiing season starts! My slalom-skis arrived today from Austria and I'm really excited . The special thing about them which is also the reason why I'm so excited is that they have a computer chip inside which supports the KERS Technology (KINETIC ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM) How does that work? KERS Technology works like a turbo charger that provides additional power and acceleration by stiffening the tail of the ski in outturns. The effect: a boost, catapulting the rider into the next turn. Just like when Formula 1 pilots push a button for that extra not
  11. Good Morning everyone, We all know that the earth is not flat and most of us also know that it more has the form of an egg than an actual ball. That causes that so some areas are further away from the center of the earth which causes less gravitational force. That means if you are on top of the Mount Everest your Fg will be a little bit smaller than in a submarine on the bottom of the seas. The reason for that is the equation for force due gravity: Fg=(Gm1m2)/r2 and as r gets greater the force will get smaller. That means as further you get away from the center of the earth as smaller the
  12. Sounds like a lot of fun!
  13. Good luck for your driving license test!
  14. moritz.zoechling


    I still thought you had a nice catapult!
  15. Hello Everyone! As most of you know, I come from Europe, but what most of you properly don't know is that Sailing is a big sport over there. Since I am a little child I was sailing. In fact the first time I was on a boat was when I was two months old. It might be hard to belief for you guys but Sailing is even bigger than Football and Basketball in Austria. This weekend for example my dad is sailing in an international competition in Italy and my younger brother Matthäus is sailing the Austrian sailing youth championship on lake Attersee near Salzburg and is currently leading. Congratula
  16. I'am sitting in the Basement of our house right now, thinking about what I could write as a blog post and next to me Quinn works out. It is amazing what a difference it makes for her if she uses the 25lb or the 50lb weight. I'm sure she could do 15 repetitions with the 25lb on her exercise she does right now, but if it was 50lb even 5 reps would be very hard.... So why does it make such a big difference which weight she uses? --> It is Physics! The gravity on earth pulls down her weights and as bigger the mass of the weight is as grater the force which pulls it down. Unbelievable tha
  17. Good Morning everyone! Yesterday we took a car ride to the cinema. It was a long day and I was really thirsty, so I brought a bottle of water in the car... Suddenly we had to stop quiet fast because a deer crossed the road and I squirted the whole water on my shirt. I was really upset - and wet so I started thinking what the reason was that the water actually came out of the bottle. It is Physic! As the car stopped the inertia of my body pushed my and the bottle in the safty-belt and the water came out. Isn't it crazy how physics influence our lives?
  18. Article: Breaking News! West Irondequoit physics students have calculated the acceleration due to gravity! In a physics lab students participated in, they used only a stopwatch to find the acceleration due to gravity. They dropped a ball from the ceiling of their classroom and used only the initial velocity, height of ceilings and the time it took for the ball to drop from the ceiling to find the acceleration due to gravity with an equation. When calculating this, they had only 3.98% error from the actual 9.81 m/s2. They got 10.2 m/s2 for the acceleration due to gravity. The stude
  19. There's my selfie for the Ti-Selfie Contest!
  20. Speeding Lab Sept. 12th 2014 Today we tried to catch some speeders on Cooper road. We counted 10 cars and tried to figure out their speed by recording how much time it took them to get from one point to another. 1.) Gathered materials 2.) Organized logistics of the experiment 3.) Went outside to measure 10 meters in order to establish marking points 4.) Set one person at each end of the 10 meters with stopwatches in hand 5.) Each time a car passes the first person the times start and as the car passes the second person the timers stop 6.) Repeat step 5 for 10 cars Our result
  21. Hello everyone! My Name is Moritz, I am the Austrian Exchange Student. I love sports, I play Rugby for RC Danube in the U18 Pirates Team, but also do lots of other sports like Windsurfing, Mountain-biking (Downhill), Skiing, Snowboarding, Kitesurfing, Sailing and lots of other Sports at any time of the year. In Austria I go to an "Art School" where the main focus is on photographie and art. I take Physics because it is part of my Exchange Programm and I have to, but I anyway think that it is very interesting as Physics is basacally everywhere! My goal for this year is the get a b
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