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Intuitive Physics is Inside Everyone
What do you think of when you hear the word “physics”? Does it conjure up a slew of equations on a chalkboard? How about a tough university course you just had to pass? I’ve been a physics professor at the University of Lynchburg for nearly two decades, and I...
Damage to the Large Hadron Collider
Guest post by Don Lincoln A spark. That’s all it was . . . just a little spark . . . in a vacuum, no less. It sounds so harmless. What could it hurt? Let’s see how the story unfolds.Well, time, which is measured in microseconds at this point, moved on. The...
Predicting the Tour de France
Guest post by John Eric Goff Each summer, the world’s elite cyclists compete in the one race more prestigious than any other--the Tour de France. Most of us know how to ride a bike; some of us ride our bikes on a regular basis. A tiny fraction of us may even...