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Video: Football—Science skills can help a quarterback complete the pass

By Faye Oney / November 21, 2018

There is more to football than running, throwing, kicking, and tackling. Watch today’s video to learn how science helps a quarterback ensures his pass reaches the receiver.

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Video: Physics map includes ‘chasm of ignorance,’ illustrating unknowns between quantum physics and theory of relativity

By Faye Oney / April 5, 2017

Physicists have their work cut out for them as they attempt to narrow the “chasm of ignorance” between quantum physics and the theory of relativity. Dominic Walliman breaks it down to the simplest terms in his “Map of Physics” video.

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Glass genome opens up new opportunities for functional glasses with tailored properties

By April Gocha / June 23, 2016

Scientists at Corning Inc. (Corning, N.Y.) and Aalborg University (Aalborg, Denmark) have turned to computer modeling to help develop a glass-specific genome that will allow exploration and tailoring of specific properties of functional glasses.

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Video: Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd battle for the future of humanity in epic game of quantum chess

By April Gocha / January 28, 2016

In honor of the legendary physicist Richard Feynman and his quantum legacy, California Institute of Technology held a two-day event this week all about quantum science—and it featured one epic video battle.

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Rare earth-doped glass boosts lasers, tests experimental theories at National Ignition Facility

By April Gocha / October 15, 2015

The Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s National Ignition Facility—“the world’s largest and most energetic laser facility ever built”—contains thousands of rare earth-doped glass slabs that collectively amplify laser pulses into the facility’s incredible testing capacity.

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Ramirez videos on the physics of football and the Titanic

By Eileen De Guire / August 31, 2012

The physics of football. Credit: Ainissa Ramirez; You Tube. Today is the start of the Labor Day weekend, and The American Ceramic Society extends its best wishes to all who work with ceramic materials. Indeed, the Society’s very existence is founded on the need of ceramic engineers in the late 19th century to have a…

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Video: Friday physics fun with pendulums

By Eileen De Guire / March 16, 2012

Pendulum waves. Credit: Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations; You Tube. Pendulums are fun to watch. They are hypnotizing and mesmerizing. This video is both. Apparently, it’s not a new demonstration concept, but it continues to fascinate. The 15 bobs start together, and as their periods go in and out of phase, they appear to engage…

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Feynman’s life grist for new graphic novel

By / August 31, 2011

A new graphic biography about physicist Richard Feynman has just been published. I don’t have particular “heroes,” but I have always wished I could emulate Feynman’s wisdom, wit and mellow attitude about the physical world. So, I have been looking forward to the completion of this work by writer Jim Ottaviani and illustrator Leland Myrick. The…

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