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The Coffee-Ring Effect and the Physics of Breakfast
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-30)
As anyone who has ever spilled coffee knows, liquids that contain suspended particles tend to leave ring-shaped stains when they dry. This ubiquitous phenomenon has been observed for thousands of years, but the physics ...
100 years of Einstein's Gravity
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-02)
Curved spacetime, relativistic time, black holes and gravitational waves are just a few topics in Einstein’s theory of gravity called Special and General Relativity. Professors Cadonati and Shoemaker will take you on a ...
Turning Stars into Gold
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-09-14)
Most beginning chemistry students struggling with the complexities and underlying structure of the Periodic Table will simply accept the existence of the approximately 90 stable elements. Rarely does it occur to them that ...
From Urination to Georgia Tech's First Ig Nobel Prize
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-10-19)
How long does an elephant urinate? How quickly does a dog shake? How many eyelashes does a camel have? Asking a new and sometimes strange question is arguably the most important step in advancing science, and not any less ...
Using Science to Predict the Future: An Interactive Discussion of Induction and Scientific Reasoning
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-15)
In the 17th Century, there was a profound scientific revolution, as first Galileo and then Isaac Newton overturned the commonly-accepted Aristotelian principles and replaced them with what we now call the laws of “Classical ...