Kinematics

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Image showing the physics of flight on a drone.

Resources on Physics and Aerospace

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to physics and aerospace.
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Resources on Physics and Aerospace

Eric testing an optical illusion

ScienceXplosion - Optical Illusion, My Eye

On this episode of ScienceXplosion, Eric learns how our brain connects separate images together to create the illusion of movement. It's not magic, it's science!
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ScienceXplosion - Optical Illusion, My Eye

Brittany Marchand | Golfeuse professionnelle LPGA

Brittany Marchand

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Professional Golfer
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Brittany Marchand

Artist’s conception of NASA’s Space Launch System

Escape Velocity

Why do a baseball and a rocket need the same launch speed to get from Earth into space? It has to do with physics and gravitational force.
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Escape Velocity

Billiard balls and a cue stick on a felt-covered table (PIRO4D, Pixabay)

Billiards and Collisions

The game of billiards shows the principles of collisions, momentum & impulse, and kinetics at work!
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Billiards and Collisions

Woodpecker on a tree

Do Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

Pecking puts a lot of force on a woodpecker’s brain. But scientists think woodpecker bodies are adapted to help keep them from being injured during pecking-related collisions.
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Do Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

Pitcher holding a baseball

Why Do Curveballs Curve?

Bernoulli’s equation is key to understanding why curveballs curve.
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Why Do Curveballs Curve?

How can I make a bottle rocket?

How can I make a bottle rocket?

Use a pop bottle and other everyday materials to create a rocket that you can launch outdoors.
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How can I make a bottle rocket?

How can I build a rollercoaster?

How can I build a rollercoaster?

Try your hand at building a “super coaster” using materials around your home.
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How can I build a rollercoaster?

Mars Science Laboratory Parachute Qualification Testing

Testing Parachutes for Mars

NASA engineers apply kinematics and dynamics to test parachutes designed specifically to help space probes land safely using aerodynamics.
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Testing Parachutes for Mars

Space junk

Space Junk

Litter isn't just a problem on Earth. When litter ends up in space, it can cause collisions and other consequences for satellites, the International Space Station and even for people on Earth!
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Space Junk