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How everything in physics is connected in one awesome map

How everything in physics is connected in one awesome map

Relatively Interesting December 9, 2016 0

Physics is an immensely complex field. But it’s also one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from black holes and wormholes to quantum teleportation and gravitational waves.  The problem is, unless you have

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Just the Facts:  Radiation, Cell Phones, Wi-Fi, and Cancer.

Just the Facts: Radiation, Cell Phones, Wi-Fi, and Cancer.

Relatively Interesting October 11, 2016 0

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are just about everywhere as our society becomes more and more technological.  Sources of EMF include WiFi, lighting, microwaves, radio, television, cell phones, among many.  Increasingly, there are a number of

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15 Science DIY Ideas and Experiments for Kids and Parents

15 Science DIY Ideas and Experiments for Kids and Parents

Relatively Interesting July 5, 2016 0

School may be out for summer, but the learning doesn’t have to stop there.  Looking for an activity that’s both fun and educational?  Look no further.  Quench your kid’s curiosity and their appetite for

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Our Friend the Atom:  A Walt Disney Story Promoting Nuclear Energy

Our Friend the Atom: A Walt Disney Story Promoting Nuclear Energy

Relatively Interesting June 24, 2016 0

Roughly ten years after the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and during the early part of the Cold War, the fear of nuclear war permeated the nation.  At the same time,

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10 equations that changed the world

10 equations that changed the world

Relatively Interesting March 11, 2016 0

Some of the brightest minds in history have used mathematics to lay the foundation for how we measure and understand our universe.    From Newton to Einstein, we have seen that a relatively simple

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Einstein, gravitational waves, and the future of astronomy

Einstein, gravitational waves, and the future of astronomy

Relatively Interesting February 18, 2016 0

In 1916, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of ripples in the very fabric of space-time, though he lacked the technology to test his theory.  These gravitational waves have been extremely difficult to detect –

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Computers, Probability, Logic: Blaise Pascal’s Impressive Legacy

Computers, Probability, Logic: Blaise Pascal’s Impressive Legacy

Relatively Interesting February 16, 2016 0

You are probably reading this article online. In that case, you may not know it but you have a seventeenth-century Frenchman to thank for this experience. Blaise Pascal may not have known anything about the internet,

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Galton’s Paradox Explained

Galton’s Paradox Explained

Relatively Interesting February 2, 2016 0

Galton’s Paradox supposes you have three fair coins.  Necessarily, two sides will match (ie:  two will be heads, or two will  be tails).  It’s an even probability that the third coin will be a

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How Many Times Can You Really Fold a Piece of Paper in Half?

How Many Times Can You Really Fold a Piece of Paper in Half?

Relatively Interesting August 6, 2015 0

A popular myth exists that one can only fold a single piece of paper in half, seven, maybe eight times at most. To squelch this popular myth, the folks over at Mythbusters did what

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How common is your birthday?

How common is your birthday?

Relatively Interesting January 8, 2015 0

Ever wondered how common your birthday is?  What do you think is the most popular month to be born?  What about the most popular day of the week?  Why? Courtesy of the CDC:  Vital

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