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Tag: Gravity

Life Noggin: How Long Would It Take To Fall Through The Earth?

Falling through the Earth would be a wild ride (assuming you’d survive)! How long would the trip take?

PBS: | Space Time | The True Nature of Matter and Mass

We know that mass is energy… but what is energy? And where did matter and time even come from? Matt begins to dive into these intricate topics by first examining what inertial mass is, how it relates to gravitational mass, and what it all means for mass as a fundamental property.  

Smarter Every Day: Turning Gravity Into Light

THIS IS GENIUS. Why haven’t we figured this out before? Whenever I go to Africa and South America I always make sure to pack a ridiculous amount of batteries. People always ask me for them because batteries which you purchase in country are horrible. This blending of an ancient technology with a new technology is …

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BBC: Human Universe | Brian Cox visits the world’s biggest vacuum chamber

Brian Cox visits NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio to see what happens when a bowling ball and a feather are dropped together under the conditions of outer space.  

Veritasium: Anti-Gravity Wheel?

Published on Mar 17, 2014 Ever wondered how gravity interacts with gyro precession, here is your answer.  

Gian Giudice: Why our universe might exist on a knife-edge

FILMED MAY 2013 • POSTED OCT 2013 • TEDxCERN TED presents a talk by Gian Giudice on the Higgs boson. Giudice talks us through a problem in theoretical physics: what if the Higgs field exists in an ultra-dense state that could mean the collapse of all atomic matter?

Misconceptions about falling objects

Veritasium explores the concept of falling objects; “If you drop a heavy object and a light object simultaneously, which one will reach the ground first? A lot of people will say the heavy object, but what about those who know both will land at the same time? What do they think? Some believe both objects …

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Discussion: Gravity

Big Think presents Erik Verlinde, who is a Dutch theoretical physicist and string theorist. The theoretical physicist believes that gravity is an emergent phenomenon, not the elemental “force” that Newton and Einstein theorized it to be. He thinks it is the result of patterns of complex, microscopic phenomena. By NASA on the mission of the Gravity …

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