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Jul24-14 11:39 AM Greg Bernhardt 
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The aim of this thread is to highlight recent (as in within the past 3 months) noteworthy physics papers that have...
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crazy horse
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This is set in reality. You have a truck, set with high wheels(railroad wheels). Your driving on the railroadtracks...
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During the 19th century, it was proposed that light travels through vacuum in the presence of a pseudo medium known as...
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I am here today to propose a "perpetual" device. it doesnt make energy, its perpetual in the sense that more energy...
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As you all know there's been a great debate about this topic. What does the world currently believe? and also Why?
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Tom Mattson
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First off, let me say that what I am working on has taken me a few days to get to work and I just cant figure it out....
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I have a question about standing waves. Is this what a standing wave is: a wave produced by a propagating wave and...
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Zero and Infinity In mathematics, we see these two numbers appear almost always as the end points of some limiting...
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Someone I know recently stated according to General Relativity, the following statements are both correct: 1. The...
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Okay, the title sounds weird, let me explain: The father of a friend of mine used to work in the mines about 800m...
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so, I know the gravitational force is F = (Gm1m2)/r2... but what makes objects attract each other? what is it about...
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I just finished the first page of the URL at the motivation of my personal mentor, Doc Al. ...
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Tom Mattson
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I am working on a science fiction.I am sorry to open such a thread in the general physics section but i thought I...
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Chaos' lil bro Order
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Does a hard drive weigh more when data is stored in it?
Aug10-10 04:23 AM
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It has been said that electromagnetic force attracts electrons and protons to one another, while planets and celestial...
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Is body at higher altitude having more potential energy than a body on earth real.? Does this mean a person at 400th...
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I carefully studied these links and came to the conclusion that the big bang is running out of steam. ...
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I recently posted showing that replacing the affine connection in general relativity with a teleconnection would lead...
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Charles Francis
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Anyone who has studied electromagnetism knows that the magnetic force on a moving electrically charged particle such...
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Not too long ago Topher started a thread asking: is it possible to construct a wind powered vehicle that goes directly...
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Okay I am no physics pro, but Galileo claimed/proved that two objects of differing mass will fall at the same...
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I was under the impression that, by experiment, Newton deduced \textit{F}\propto{m} \rightarrow \textit{F =...
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This video is from 2007 but it stated the goal at that time was a 64...
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Is it physically possible to drive through a rainbow? Why or why not?
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It can be handy to ignore the Earth's rotation and simply work with the effective g', instead of accounting for...
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No question, I just wanted to share a thought... I saw a very old episode of Top Gear last night, where he put...
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I thought of a question and its been causing some debate with my collegues. Its completely hypothetical and possibly...
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Ken G
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Hi, I was reading a paper on circuits, electric field and resistance.Now i have a question , the paper says that in a...
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Time travel is impossable. you cannot "travel through time" because time is intangible. Time is not a relm or a...
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Lets say you had a box who's inside walls were perfectly reflective. In addition to this, because you are just so...
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I understand that time has effects and that time can be slowed by gravity and such but I dont understand what time...
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So far it seems that space exploration/future tourism/etc has come to a halt due to its expenses. So what is the...
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Fun Value
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hi, what exactly is a charge? how do you define it? why is a positively charged ion at a higher potential difference...
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I dont quite understand this concept, i know that electricity is the motion of electrons through a conductor. what...
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I am a little confused about why a passenger truck like a Chevy 2500 or a Ford F250 requires brake rotors with larger...
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First up, I'm a very irregular visitor here. I should point out that I have no science background and only a high...
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Abstract A Euclidean interpretation of special relativity is given wherein proper time \tau acts as the fourth...
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Ok, I read that diffraction only occurs when wavelength is larger than than the obstacle/opening. But then I find an...
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I am hoping someone could let me know how far light can travel?
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Hello All, One of my science teachers puts a glass rod in his coffee, but he won't tell us why... I was wondering...
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