Archive: 9/08/2007

Mixing Electricity and Water

Every hair dryer in America is tagged with a large warning label not to use it near water for one obvious reason: mixing the two could result in electrocution and even death. But did you know that it is not actually the water ...

dateAug 09, 2007 in General Physics
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Endeavour Undergoes Heat Shield Inspection

Pilot Charles Hobaugh, and mission specialists Tracy Caldwell and Rick Mastracchio are using the shuttle’s robotic arm and the Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS) to take an extensive and detailed look at the orbiter’s ...

dateAug 09, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Computers expose the physics of NASCAR

It's an odd combination of Navier-Stokes equations and NASCAR driving. Computer scientists at the University of Washington have developed software that is incorporated in new technology allowing television audiences to instantaneously ...

dateAug 09, 2007 in Computer Sciences
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