Feature Stories, Weblog & Reports

Hacking the Wii remote for physics class

You might be surprised to know that your Nintendo Wii remote control has a small accelerometer that, until recently, research physicists paid good money to purchase. But the increasing widespread use of acc ...

Jul 24, 2007 feature
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A 'New Dimension' at the LHC

(PhysOrg.com) -- Later this year, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, will begin operating, sending beams of protons hurling around circular tracks ...

Jul 22, 2008 feature
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Optical illusions: caused by eye or brain?

When viewing the famous optical illusion painting Enigma by Isia Leviant, many people claim to see motion within the colored circles moving against the black and white striped background. Although this optica ...

Nov 11, 2008 feature
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New Florida City To Run On Solar Power

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new Florida city, Babcock Ranch, will power 19,500 homes by solar power and cost the average customer's monthly bill an additional 31 cents. This will be the first city on earth powered ...

Apr 13, 2009 weblog
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