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A physics question. Answer quick!

I have always wanted to ask a question like this – but never found the right test for it. Perfect for a blog. Question: Suppose you are in your car at a stop light behind a truck. The truck is pulling a trailer with a rollable tractor on it. When the light turns green, the…

First, I think we should all be using smaller lighter cars. They get better gas mileage, they are better for the environment and maybe even reduce traffic? (ok, not sure about that last one – but it is possible). In Buzz Out Loud 918, they were discussing Toyota working on new car bodies built from…

Newton and small video cameras

Just to be clear, Newton probably didn’t have a portable video camera. I do. I have one of these Flip Mino pocket cameras. Very nice. You can put it in your pocket. However, there is a problem with cameras like these (think of video from camera phones). The problem is the mass, it is too…

First, don’t play with fire. Fire is dangerous. You can get hurt. Here is a video of two guys trying to (presumably) make the Miami Heat flaming basketball. Note: the above is just a picture link to the actual movie. Embedding the movie was doing some weird stuff. In the movie, two guys pour gasoline…