Force & Motion

Physics in Action

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Measuring Drought with GPS
Tracking how strongly water pushes on the Earth's crust.


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Physics@Home

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Homemade Lava Lamp
Embrace your inner 1970’s teenage self with this makeshift lava lamp


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People in Physics

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James Roche
James Roche is part artist, part skateboarder, part physicist, and full time funny man. This physicist and APS project coordinator knows how to make any experience fun and exciting. Physics after all, can be funny.


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Physics Buzz

Let Go, Tarzan!
Tarzan may have skillfully swung across the jungle on vines, but the same physics behind his artful motions also explain the worst belly flops at your local rope swing. So whether you're looking to dodge venomous snakes or make a big splash at the lake, ...

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Writer's Gallery

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The Fifth Postulate
Many mathematicians since the time of Euclid attempted to solve a seemingly simple problem about parallel lines without success. Yet the success of their failures would reveal a whole new geometry and description of space and time.

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