Center of Mass Fork Experiment

Center of Mass Fork Experiment

Center of mass (COM) it’s easy balancing act or a trick to try at home! All you need is 2 forks, a quarter, a cup, and some patience. Why does this look so weird? It all has to do with center of mass. COM is hard to define, but almost everyone has a great intuition

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Black Holes Explained (Sort of)

Black Holes Explained (Sort of)

Black holes are a confusing topic in astronomy. You’ve heard about them starting from a young age, but whenever you ask someone for more information about them, there’s a whole lot of “I dunno”s. The truth is, black holes have been romanticized by science fiction, when in fact they are nothing more than an oddity

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The Physics Behind Curveballs

The Physics Behind Curveballs

With the MLB All-Star Game happening, you might be wondering how curveballs and other pitches actually work. Well wonder no longer because Derrick has the answer for you! It all has to do with the 216 raised red stitches altering the airflow around the ball. If the ball leaves the pitcher’s hands spinning counterclockwise like

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What is a Black Hole?

What is a Black Hole?

You’ve probably heard of black holes, those mysterious cosmic vacuum cleaners that tear apart and suck up everything around them. These exotic objects make for excellent science fiction and have a reputation for being incredibly complicated. While they can live up to their complex reputation, at a basic level they are actually not too difficult

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