Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Trigonometry Is Essential to Physics. Here Are the Basics

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Good ol' trig: that bastion of angles and triangles is essential to calculating velocity, momentum, and much more.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Use a Slo-Mo Video to Calculate How Fast Glass Shatters

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Using footage shot by The Slow Mo Guys, you can get a pretty good estimate of the speed at which cracks travel through a sheet of glass.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: No GPS? A DIY Radio Transmitter Can Help You Navigate

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The old-school way to navigate is with a clock and a sextant, but you can also hack together this alternative.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: An Energy Evolution: From Delicious to Dirty to Almost Free

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A warp-speed history of our quest for cheap energy, from prehistoric hunters to climate change.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: What Would It Take to Shoot a Cannonball Into Orbit?

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We did the math on a famous thought experiment by Isaac Newton involving a very tall mountain, a wicked fast cannonball, and good old gravity.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Try Landing InSight on Mars (Without Exploding)

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NASA just plopped a lander on the surface of Mars. This simple game lets you see if you can do the same.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: How to Deconstruct a Football Tackle With Physics

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Using video of a football collision, you can figure out the velocity and momentum of the players involved.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: *The Expanse* Gets Artificial Gravity Right in This Neat Trick

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In a scene from season one, Jim Holden shows exquisite command of high school physics as he maneuvers himself onto a spaceship gangway.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Was a Star Wars Escape Pod Really Just a KFC Bucket?

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We can use video analysis to test whether an escape pod carrying R2-D2 and C-3PO in the first Star Wars movie was modeled using a KFC bucket, as one theory claims.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: You Can Make Your Own Scale With a Rubber Band and a Ruler

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Take some simple measurements, add a dash of algebra, and you basically have a way to measure an unknown mass.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Just How Fast Is the Parker Solar Probe? Astonishingly Fast

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The probe just broke the record to become the fastest human-made object, relative to the sun. Here's what that record really means.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: This Tiny Drone Uses Friction to Pull More Than Its Own Weight

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New flying robots can pull loads that appear far too heavy for their tiny size. Here's the physics of how they cheat friction with their tiny claws and gecko-like grippers.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: How to Keep Lil Trick-or-Treaters Safe on Halloween Night

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Glow sticks and retroreflectors can help your kids be seen on Halloween night. Here's how they work.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: How to Make Your Commute as Cheap and Fast as Possible

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There's more to it than just optimizing gas mileage. Our calculator will help you figure out the most cost-effective driving speed, personalized to your commute, wages, and fuel price.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Science Isn’t About ‘the Truth’—It’s About Building Models

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These are the three key things that any person should know about the nature of science.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: How to Get Better at ‘Back of the Envelope’ Calculations

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Estimating answers to everyday physics problems is an art form. Here's one tip: learn to ignore what you don't know.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The Insane Physics of Airbags

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In a collision, a car's airbag has a tiny fraction of a second in which to inflate—which is why airbags use explosives.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: There’s Some Dodgy Physics in Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Chewbacca is falling out of a moving train! Han rushes to save him! Turns out, ordinary physics would have saved him, too.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Why a Tennis Ball Goes Flying When Bounced on a Basketball

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When you bounce a tennis ball off a moving basketball, the tennis ball goes careening off at high speed. Here's why that happens.

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Flummoxed by Force and Motion? Try This Physics Experiment

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Physics class can get painfully abstract. But you can collect your own data to see Newton's second law in action.