Hockey rink ice is more than just frozen water: it takes a specific temperature and chemistry to get it just right.
Frank Graff talks about differences in wood vs. aluminum baseball bats that affect personal average and the game itself.
Bone-jarring tackles almost always make the highlight reel in a National Football League game. And those tackles happen more than 100 times per game.
They may not always look pretty; a big linebacker engulfing a smaller running back. But the play is actually employing some pretty elegant physics, including p=m*v.
Explore the field of biomechanics and learn how motion capture technology is used to study the how and why of how we move. Then, identify the forces that act on our feet and legs when we walk or run.
UNC-Chapel Hill Solves 50-Year-Old Nuclear Waste Puzzle
April 22, 2016
The topic of nuclear power as an energy source is one that can stir up emotions. Some see it as a clean energy source for the future, which as more research and a few major discoveries have shown, provides potentially limitless greenhouse gas-free energy. Others see it as a danger, with the potential for large-scale disasters like the ones at Fukushima and Chernobyl, and the potential to create toxic, radioactive waste.
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