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4434Blaze: the bicycle light reimagined
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This tells about a new bicycle light designed by a physist, turned product designer. She designed this light to help save the lives of urban cyclists. The designer, Emily Brooke, talks about how and why she designed the Blaze Light.Mosaic Science Magazine
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Mosaic Magazine is a free online archive of articles published in The National Science Foundation flagship magazine from 1970 to 1992. An excellent online resource for teachers, students, and others in need of reliable science information.Resource Guide for Teaching about Exoplanets
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A new annotated guide to written, web, and audio-visual resources for teaching about planets orbiting other stars is now available for high-school and college instructors, their students, informal educators, and astronomy enthusiasts. Materials in the guide to this rapidly-changing branch of astronomy include video and audio files of lectures and interviews with leading scientists in the field, phone and tablet apps, a citizen-science web site, popular-level books and articles, and much more.Published by the NASA Astrophysics Education and Outreach Forum and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the guide can be found as a PDF file at:http://www.astrosociety.org/education/astronomy-resource-guides/the-search-for-planets-around-other-stars/ Theo Jansen's Strandbeest
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This website describes the work of the Dutch physicist, Theo Jansen, in designing a "new nature" or walking beach creature (Animari). They are made out of yellow plastic tubes, and actually walk in the wind. He started this project in 1990.NOAA Vents Underwater Acoustics
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Physics of sound, especially concerning underwater sound. Multimedia resources including marine mammal sounds, seismograms, and sound animations. Buoyancy and high altitude ballooning: the Red Bull Stratos mission
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A detailed analysis of buoyancy in the context of Felix Baumgartner's historic jump from 39 km altitude as the culminating event of the Red Bull Stratos mission. Buoyancy was provided by a helium-filled balloon that made the equipment less dense overall from the surrounding air.This article takes readers through the calculation of the density of the relevant gases (air and helium) and the net density of the ascent equipment. An error analysis shows that helium and air must have counter-diffused through the balloon wall and estimates the composition in the balloon. Also discussed are possible reasons for why the ascent equipment achieved a greater altitude than expected.Step2Step Physics - Mechanics App for iPad
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'LEARN PHYSICS WITH STEP-BY-STEP TUTORING---------------------------------------Created by physics teachers to help students prepare for tests, Step2Step Physics - Mechanics walks students through 38 question types, with 4 versions per question type and a total of more than 350 question steps. If a student makes a mistake on a step, they are provided with feedback that is targeted to that specific mistake. This is the same feedback that students would receive if they worked with a private physics tutor.SIMPLE CONTROLS----------------Step2Step Physics employs a variety of intuitive user interfaces designed to encourage “physics thinking”. Some of these include:• Dragging labels onto a problem statement• Tapping arrows to choose a direction• Dragging terms to build an equation• Typing in a numerical answer, and many more!A SEMESTER'S WORTH OF QUESTIONS-------------------------------Step2Step Physics - Mechanics contains question types of varying difficulty and complexity on the topics covered during the ﬁrst semester of an algebra-based Newtonian mechanics course (high school or university)'This app costs $4.99Wolfram Physics I Course Assistant App for iOS
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'Taking introductory physics or need a quick physics reference? Then you need the Wolfram Physics I Course Assistant. This app will help you work through your homework problems, ace your tests, and learn physics concepts. Forget canned examples! The Wolfram Physics I Course Assistant solves your specific physics problems on the fly.This app covers the following topics from Physics I:- Solve linear and rotational kinematic equations- Calculate forces of gravity, friction, and springs- Calculate motion of rockets, pendulums, collisions, and more- Perform calculations involving mass, weight, density, energy, work, and power- Do unit conversions- Look up laws of physics and common physics constants The Wolfram Physics I Course Assistant is powered by the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine and is created by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica—the world's leading software system for mathematical research and education.'This app costs $2.99Wolfram Physics II Course Assistant App for iOS
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'Taking introductory physics or need a quick physics reference? Then you need the Wolfram Physics II Course Assistant. This app will help you work through your homework problems, ace your tests, and learn physics concepts. Forget canned examples! The Wolfram Physics II Course Assistant solves your specific physics problems on the fly.This app covers the following topics from Physics II:- Calculate properties of solids, including stress, pressure, deformation, and more- Calculate properties of fluids, including drag, buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, and more- Solve a variety of electricity and magnetism calculations- Perform ray optics calculations, including Snell's law, lensmaker's equation, thin lens equation, and more- Compute wave effects, including properties of diffraction and thin film interference- Do common thermodynamics calculations, including the ideal gas law, Joule's first law, and more- Look up laws of physics and common physics constantsThe Wolfram Physics II Course Assistant is powered by the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine and is created by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica—the world's leading software system for mathematical research and education.'This app costs $2.99Physical science lesson plans
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Physical science lesson plans for grades 6-8.