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Author: Hugh Hunt
Bang up a boomerang!
Here's how you can make your own cross-shaped boomerang - and it's safe enough to fly indoors! Hugh rolls up his sleeves and proves that theory isn't everything.
Unspinning the boomerang
In this article, we look at the physics behind the curved flight path of a returning boomerang, and explain that boomerangs are really a kind of gyroscope. We even show you how to bang up a boomerang yourself!
The fact that a sizeable proportion of the financial workforce is made up of physicists is one of the...
Establishing the philosophy of cosmology
Do the dramatic advances in cosmology in the last century herald a new golden age of philosophy? A new...
Mathematical man Friday
Who knew that Robinson Crusoe contained a lost chapter about maths? Help us find the hidden mathematical...
The life and numbers of Fibonacci
The Fibonacci sequence – 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ... – is one of the most famous pieces of mathematics. We...
The 2013 Plus advent calendar
Is it cold outside? Yes! The fire warm? Yes! Snow on its way? Yes! Do we love Christmas? YES! Celebrate the...
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