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About licrane

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  1. licrane

    Time Travel

    What would you do if you could time travel ?
  2. Time to get pumped up for the test !
  3. I was just walking on the beach yesterday, they really do get hot !
  4. licrane

    It's All Over

    I must say that i actually will be missing this class.
  5. I love swimming too, but wow! i never realized there was so much to it!
  6. I never realized so much went into the simple act of walking! but I guess since physics is everything after all. I hope that cat didn't get hurt too badly!
  7. Kaleidoscopes use light and mirrors to reflect objects that create patterns. There are multitudes of different varieties and types, but they all follow the same basic principles of physics. To make a kaleidoscope, you would need some type of round, hollow material and two to four mirrors to put inside of it. Aluminum foil can also be used as a reflector. On one end of a kaleidoscope, there is an object container that holds the objects to be reflected. Then this can be closed off with plastic or glass. This layer of clear material not only holds the objects in, but also filters light through
  8. This is the Compton Effect. And no, it doesn't have anything to do with the hometown of the NWA. No, the compton effect is the term given to the increase in wavelength that occurs when photons interact with electrons in a material. The high energy that photons possess can be transferred to electrons and gives them enough energy to be launched out of the atom, and for a photon containing the remaining energy to be emitted in a different direction than the original. This way the overall momentum is conserved. If the photon still contains enough energy, this process can be repeated. The wavel
  9. Lightning is a phenomenon that has been occurring for thousands of years, but today most people don't know a whole lot about how or why it happens. To put it simply, lightning is the result of a buildup of electrical charge that happens in clouds created from water vapor. Research suggests that a strong negative charge tends to build up toward the bottom of clouds, and most of the positive charge located in clouds collects nearer to the top portion of them. A "step leader" then begins to be formed as excess electrons start their journey down from the ground. This leader forks off in differ
  10. I'm not completely sure about that, but I would assume that it would have to be placed at least level with the top of the cup.
  11. The drinking bird novelty item has been around for decades, but it's seemingly simple design is deceptive. Carefully calculated physics principles have gone into the creation of this toy. Mostly, it utilizes energy conversion, operating as a heat engine that changes heat energy from water into mechanical work. The drinking bird design is made up of several important components: -two glass bulbs of equal size attached on either end of a glass tube -a fuzzy, absorbent material to cover the bird's head -two plastic legs connected to the body with a pivot -a small amount of methylene chloid
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