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Why does a spinning egg stand up?

If a hard-boiled egg is spun fast enough on a table, it will slowly stand upright as it continues to spin. Although the spinning egg rises due to the force of friction between the egg and the table, the full explanation involves ...

dateMar 13, 2018 in General Physics feature
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Student makes stunning oil prediction

Production levels of oil increase every year - in 2015, an estimated 97 million barrels were pumped out of the Earth every day. We're all aware that it is a finite resource, and it's commonly predicted that the world will ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Environment
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Computing a secret, unbreakable key

What once took months by some of the world's leading scientists can now be done in seconds by undergraduate students thanks to software developed at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing, paving the ...

dateMay 20, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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