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TheNightKing last won the day on November 24 2017

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  1. Batman should be dead. Rate 5 stars and I'll tell you why. I'm waiting.... Okay cool thanks. Just kidding. It's because of his cape! Do you really think batman would be able to survive a leap off of a skyscraper? Let's find out. A group of students from the University of Leicester did an actual experiment using mathematical simulations. They give a wingspan estimate of 15 feet. An average skyscraper is 492 feet high. When an electrical charge is sent through batman's cape in Batman Begins, it turns into a rigid glider. It was calculated that he would travel a total distance of 1,148 feet. That's cool and all, but how would he land? What speed would he reach? The students calculated that he'd reach a top speed of 68 mph, and land at 50 mph. If you think he'll be okay, the students reason that you should "consider impact with a car traveling at these speeds." New movie idea: Batman is the new Flat Stanley.
  2. This massive Navy rig is typically 1000 ft long by 300 ft wide, weighing in at 100,000 tons! How in the world does it stay afloat? Good question, lets learn. First things first. The process used to keep an object afloat is displacement. The hull, or bottom of this large ship is designed to displace a volume of water that weighs more than the entire ship itself. How? Even though the carrier is made with heavy things, it's like a enormous iron, steel, and cement balloon. There is enough air inside of the aircraft carrier that it weighs less than a similar volume of water, causing it to stay afloat. Air and open space is the key to buoyancy. Who knew such a mind bending object could be explained with simple physics? Thanks for tuning in!
  3. Why does it seem like the first half of the year literally flew by so fast?
  4. I haven't heard from any of my colleges yet
  5. Yeah I agree, math comes to me a whole lot easier than physics does, which is what makes physics frustratingly fun!
  6. I've read about this before! It's shocking to actually think about if it were true.
  7. I've never tried this before but all the sudden I have a very strong urge to...
  8. Survival of the fittest- banana version. Love me some bananas!
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    My even more favorite color now for these very reasons!
  10. I think I've watched every video they've made. Glad to find a fellow SlowMoGuys-watcher!
  11. I relate 100%. Getting better but not there yet.
  12. This class has shown me multiple times that I'm not doing enough preparation or work to succeed. It's no ordinary class where if you just put minimal effort in you will be crushed. I've learned that the hard way. I've never been more thankful for grade buffers like web assign or these blog posts, and even then I'm still procrastinating. However, one must fail in order to succeed. I strongly believe that applies to me right now. I didn't put the effort in first semester and was surprised that the class actually beat me to a pulp instead of cruising along senior year. But I've now learned from my mistakes. Stick to the schedule, put the work in, don't make up excuses to procrastinate. I'm motivated to step it up a notch and end off the second half of the year with a bang.
  13. I've always wanted to use a boomerang and see it somehow curve and come right back to me. As of right now, all I can do is explain the physics behind it to whoever is reading. Main components involve aerodynamic lift and gyroscopic precession. In this case I will be talking about the traditional-shaped boomerang: Anyways. When thrown from one end, the top end instantly has a higher airspeed. The boomerang itself is crafted with whats called an airfoil. The airfoil is a curved shape, if you took a cross section of the boomerang, that allows for lift and drag to act upon the boomerang. This then causes the toy to 'fly' in the direction thrown, but the higher lift on the top end creates a torque, thus causing the angular momentum to gradually shift and causes the boomerang to curve mid-flight. And the amazing part is that it is supposed to end up pretty close to where you threw it from. Crazy cool physics!
  14. Yes the video is fake! However, the magic act of pulling the tablecloth out from under the settings was very real and a 'fun' at-home experiment! It's a trick of inertia and friction. Heavier plates are easier to perform with because they have more inertia (tendency to stay put). Also, a slippery cloth with no hems or edges is best to use because it reduces the force of friction on the table settings. Pull down, not out. This lets it come off all at once along the edge. Ta-da! Just like that, you're now a magician.
  15. The game of momentum. The heavier the ball, the greater the momentum of that ball. The faster you throw it down the lane, the more momentum it carries. The lane of the bowling alley is designed to be as friction-less as possible, making the ball 'slip' although professionals can really put spin on the ball after years of practice. Isn't it the worst when you hit the right spot on the pins and you're 99% sure you're gonna get a strike, the pins go flying, you're all excited, and then... there's either a split of two pins or one random pin left. The cruel game of bowling has played a trick on you. somehow the angle at which you hit the first pin didn't line up with the last pin in the row, and your hopes and dreams shatter. But then there's the beautiful scene of the ball hitting that perfect spot, all pins go flying into the chute, and the big 'X' pops up on the scorecard. That's what fuels an addiction for bowling.
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