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Stacked Ball Drop

What happens when you drop a perfectly balanced stack of balls? And how is the result like a supernova?

Watch to find out …


Grad Student Designs Lego LHC Model

An intrepid graduate student on one of the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has proposed an LHC Lego set. The proposed set includes tiny models of all four of the principal LHC experiments (ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, and LHCb) as well as some miniature beamline models. 28 more words


Double pendulum roller coaster

I’ve been doing a lot of modeling of beads on wires lately, but today I discovered something that really surprised me. The surprise came when I found a bead/wire system that seemed to violate conservation of energy. 320 more words


IPython notebooks for a Quantum Mechanics course

I have finally published the IPython notebooks that I have worked up for our Quantum Mechanics course. This is a one-semester course for juniors and seniors. 175 more words


Why Is My Tongue Stuck to This Flagpole? by scishow: First of...

Why Is My Tongue Stuck to This Flagpole?

by scishow:

First of all, DON’T DO IT! But if you WERE to stick your tongue to a cold flagpole, why would it stick?

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Darkness To Fall On Sunderland

An astronomical phenomena that is a solar eclipse will be visible from Sunderland on Friday March 20.

The rare occurrence will begin around 8.30am and should reach its maximum around 9.30am. 246 more words

SMBC: Apologies by discipline

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via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Anyway, apologies are an evolutionary survival mechanism and therefore just an illusion.